By Ajnadin Mustafa.
Cairo, 27 August 2017:
Members of Tarhouna’s notorious Kani brigade are reported to have killed ten people this morning in the small village of Rgaiat and nearby Suq Al-Khamis Emsihel on the road from Tripoli International Aiport to Tarhouna. They also destroyed homes and buildings belonging to the local Suwai family. The attack this morning followed the reported killing of three Kani militiamen last night by the Suwai family who were themselves acting in revenge for the alleged killing of one of the family members by the brigade earlier during the day.
Events started when Kani militiamen are said to have raided the family home in Rgaiat of Major Juma Al-Suwai, a former officer of Khamis Qaddafi’s 32nd Brigade, and killed him. He was visiting home for Eid from Benghazi where is now a member of the Libyan National Army.
In reprisal, members of the family reportedly attacked members of the Kani Brigade which controls the road from Esbaia to Tarhouna, killing three of them.
This morning, the brigade brought in heavy weaponry and tanks and proceeded to blitz the Rgaiat, reducing the family home and other buildings to rubble. They also attacked neighbouring Suq Al-Khamis Emsihel where, a month ago, they killed four local youths in a fight to re-estabish control over the town’s cement works.
It is reported that altogether 10 locals died in today’s attack, including a brother of Major Suwai.