By Libya Herald reporters.
Tripoli, 3 September 2017:
There is no plan to attack Tripoli, Tarhouna Municipal Council said today, vowing that the town would “not contribute to the spilling of a single drop of blood in Tripoli”.
The council was responding to online reports that its Kani Brigade intended to push towards Tripoli via the old international airport at Gasr Ben Gashir.
This militia has earnt a violent reputation. Late last month, as part of a tit-for-tat vendetta, its members murdered ten people and destroyed houses in the villages of Rgaiat and Suq Al-Khamis Emsihel on the road to Tripoli.
However, the council protested that it continued to back the building of state institutions, the rule of law and national reconciliation. It added: “Libyans are living in a difficult political, economic, social and psychological situation. Our faith in God’s power and greatness remains strong despite our suffering”.