By Mustafa Khalifa.
Ghat, 13 July 2015:
Four people were killed in fighting this morning between members of the Tebu and Tuareg communities . . .[restrict]in Sebha.
According to reports from the town, three Tebus and a Tuareg man were killed in the incident. It happened when a Tebu group allegedly attacked Tuaregs at a camp on the airport road. The gunfight is reported to have lasted for two hours.
A security source in Sebha this afternoon said that the situation was now calm and under control following the mediation of elders from the two communities. He said it had resulted in an exchange of prisoners by both sides.
There has been constant if irregular fighting between Tebus and Tuaregs across southern Libya for the past nine months.
Last week, in clashes between Tebus and members of the Qaddadfa tribe, at least two Tebus, possibly four, as well as a Qaddadfa man were killed. The fighting followed the murder, allegedly by a gang of young Tebus, of a Qaddadfa man during an attempted car theft.
Some reports however, say that the clashes were between Tebus and Tuaregs. [/restrict]