By Libya Herald reporter.
Tripoli, 15 July 2015:
Senior officers from the Libyan National Army (LNA) in the west of the country as . . .[restrict]well as commanders from local brigades met yesterday in the Jebel Nafusa town of Jadu to discuss tactics to secure the Jebel as well as bring an end to all the various differences between communities and towns both there and in the coastal area.
The discussions were led by Colonel Idris Madi, formerly commander of the Western Operations Room based in Zintan but who now heads LNA operations for the entire west of the country including the Sirte district.
The location is seen as both strategically as well as symbolically important. Jadu has tried to take a neutral position in the conflict between Libya Dawn and the LNA but, as an Amazigh commnunity, is closely tied to Zuwara which has stayed firmly associated with Dawn.
The meeting had been planned to take place last week. Reasons for the delay have not been disclosed.
As well as Madi, those present included Colonel Mukhtar Fernana, the military police commander from Zintan who in May last year led an abortive attempt to close down the General National Congress.
The meeting coincided with the latest local peace agreement in the area, this time between Zintan, Rajban and Zawia.
It provides for the reopening roads and free movement of residents, the return of each town’s forces to base, a commitment to attack each other or allow each others’ territories to be used by others for attacks, and the establishment of a joint committee to oversee the freeing of illegally-held prisoners.
Similar negotiations are reported by Janzur Mayor Bilaid Tubah to be taking place between his municipality and the neighbouring Washefana district. [/restrict]