By Ayman Amzein.
Benghazi, 19 December 2015:
Despite an announcement yesterday by Adjabiya mayor Salem Jedhran that a ceasefire had been agreed by . . .[restrict]Islamist militants from the Ajdabiya Revolutionaries Shoura Council (ARSC), and supporters of the Libyan National Army (LNA) who have been fighting in the town since Wednesday, clashes continued today.
According to a local souce, the LNA forces this afternoon were claiming that they had killed a top ARSC whom they named named as Ahmed Al-Zwai and whom they alleged had been involved in the recent wave of assassinations in the town.
Efforts by local elders from local tribes and those from elsewhere in the country to mediate a truce are said to be continuing.
Meanwhile the local Red Crescent has been organising blood donations from residents. It follows an appeal from the town’s hospital which has reported a critical shortage of blood supplies as well as of other medical provisions.
The mayor, like his brother Ibrahim Jadhran, is said to support the new UN-backed national unity government and be close to one of the deputy Prime Minister, Fathi Majberi.
Ibrahim, however, has been keeping his Pteroleum Facilities Guards out of the fighting. [/restrict]