By Ashraf Abdul Wahab
Tripoli, 6 September 2013:
Armed groups seized more than 300 south-bound trucks over two days in protest at the . . .[restrict]loss of water supplies with the cutting Man-Made River north of Sebha.
The gunmen, thought to come from Ghariyan, on Wednesday mounted four road blocks along the A4 highway which eventually leads to Sebha. In all 310 transport vehicles and their drivers were stopped and held, some for over two days.
However yesterday the trucks were released to continue their journeys south. It is not known if there were negotiations leading up to the removal of the roadblocks. One person claiming to speak for the armed group said: “ Anyone who dares to cut off water supplies to the capital, might as well be of Chadian nationality and should affiliate himself with Chad instead!” [/restrict]