By Ajnadin Mustafa.
Tripoli, 23 November 2015:
Qatar today announced that it had brokered a peace agreement between Tebu and Tuareg tribesmen, whose representatives . . .[restrict]it had brought together in the Qatari capital Doha.
The deal would see both sides withdraw their forces from Obari and observe a ceasefire.
However, few details of the negotiations were given by the Qatari foreign ministry to the news agency Reuters. It is unclear how the Gulf state organised its intervention nor what argument it used to persuade the two tribes to come to Doha, let along sign up to the agreement.
Past efforts to end the fighting, which has been particularly deadly since September 2014, have come to grief. The previous attempt by Amazigh elders from the Jebel Nafusa came unravelled when the Tuareg accused the Tebu of violating a temporary month-long truce.
A joint Tebu-Tuareg committee to be chaired by the Amazigh was set up to oversee the ceasefire and iron out disagreements. Its second meeting, scheduled for Sebha last month, did not however take place.