By Libya Herald reporter.
Tripoli, 22 March 2016:
A blood feud between two Zawia families has resulted in a number of people being . . .[restrict]killed in the town, others fleeing for safety and the shops and offices closed their doors for the past two days.
The clashes started when a young man with his own armed group, named has been as named as Ibrahim Ahneish reportedly killed a young Moroccan woman who worked in a café. He is then alleged to have killed her former boyfriend, a member of the Khadrawi family, who was intent on revenge. His family also operates an armed gang. In the resulting fighting between the two families several people have been killed despite attempts to mediate a peace by local community elders. Among those killed in the fighting is said to be a 12-year old girl.
Various parts of central Zawia were affected, including Omar Mukhtar Street, Jamal Street and the fish market. Some residents fled for protection to the Wirshefana.
The town is now relatively quiet, but it is seen as a lull and shops remained closed today. Mediation by the elders has produced no peace deal. The Ahmeish family are reported to want to continue the fight. [/restrict]