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Tribal Fighting Continues Amid Cease-Fire Efforts

April 02 2012


Libyan Prime Minister Abdurrahim El-Keib has traveled to the desert oasis of Sabha to broker a peace deal between rival tribes, Reuters reports.

About 150 have been killed and 395 wounded in a week of fighting between the Tibu ethnic group and the Sabha militias,s aid the government.

The Tibu have ties to neighboring Chad, while the militia fighters are primarily ethnic Arabs.

The Qaddafi regime played up this rivalry to weaken potential opposition, the prime minister noted...

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