By Saber Ayyub.
Tripoli, 20 May 2015:
Tribal elders have throughout the day been seeking to halt renewed clashes between Tebu and Tuareg . . .[restrict]tribesmen in Obari which broke out again this morning.
It it being said that Tebu militias launched “Operation Sandstorm” against Tuaregs in the town. The latest conflict, which broke out five weeks ago, pits the nominally government-supporting Tebu against the Libya Dawn-backing Tuwareg. The reality os that the rivalry between the two tribes predates Libya’s current divisions.
The elders from each community have agreed a three phase settlement. The first part of the proposal is that there be an immediate ceasefire. The minute this was in place, neutral forces from Murzuq and Ghat would move in to police the arrangement. Thereafter, there would be an exchange of prisoners and militias from both side would withdraw from Obari.
In the second phase of the peace deal, neutral forces would take over key installations, including the airport, which has been shit by the recent violence. There would also be a one-month curfew, during which families that have fled the violence in the ton would be allowed to return.
The third and final phase of the proposed settlement would see the formation of a supreme council of elders for Obari, committed to supporting the local police and overseeing the demolition of military camps in and around the town. The council would also have the power to award compensation to residents who have been damaged by the fighting