By Hadi Fornaji.
Tripoli, 4 October:
A number of shops in the gold market in Sebha’s Jadida district were set on fire on . . .[restrict]Tuesday evening by local members of the Warfalla tribe. The shops are owned by Misratans.
There are reports that some other shops in Qardha district and a number of Misratan homes were also burned but according to Mohamed Salah of Radio Sebha, only “two or three” shops in the gold market were attacked.
He said that representatives of the Warfalla and the Misrata community, together with mediators were to meet today, Thursday, to resolve the situation.
The incident is thought to relate to the standoff between Misrata and Bani Walid, home to the Warfalla but now under siege because of the death from torture wounds of Omran Shaban, the Misratan revolutionary who reportedly captured Qaddafi in Sirte last year. Shaban had been kidnapped and held by Bani Walid.