By Houda Mzioudet
Tripoli, 27 June 2013.
Tripoli Local Council issued a statement today condemning the events in Abu Selim in which two . . .[restrict]people died and many were injured. In a televised statement broadcast on Alwataneya, Sadat Elbadri, the council leader, rejected any “transgression of the security” of citizens or “any attempt to impose one’s opinion” using force, or “any side trying to control the city of Tripoli and its services.”
Elbadri said the council would stand up against any threat affecting Tripoli do and anything to safeguard its security and stability. He confirmed that it was the council’s duty to secure the capital.
Elbadri also condemned “false information” put out by some media, asserting that the Libyan army decided to “sweep out” Abu Salim of illegal groups.
He called upon the Minister of Defence and the head of armed forces to clarify their positions about illegal armed groups that had perpetrated “atrocities” in Abu Salim yesterday. He mentioned the Qaaqaa brigade, as well as other Zintani armed groups as having taken part in the attacks.