Tripoli, 15 April:
An assembly of local leaders in Wadi Al-Ajaal area near Sebha called on Friday for a council to be . . .[restrict]set up to to resolve local conflicts. Rejecting a federal system, but supporting decentralisation, they called for the appointment of elders and dignitaries to a Shura (advisory) council for the area. It could, they said, act as an entity working for reconciliation between groups in the valley fighting each other as well as encouraging unity among local people.
Their call follows last month’s clashes in the region between local Arabs and Tebus which at one point saw the local Tebu leader threatening to lead a campaign for secession.
The assembly was firm in its support of Libyan unity, speaking of the country as being united by the liberation struggle and the blood of its martyrs. It said it fully supported the NTC and the interim government.
The meeting called for the removal of all old grudges that had affected the social structure in the area.