By Jamal Adel.
Tripoli, 27 February 2014:
A curfew is being imposed in Sebha as part of efforts by the Misratan-led . . .[restrict]Southern Operations Room (SOR) to overcome tribal violence in and around the town.
The curfew will run from 10pm to 7am, spokesman for SOR Ala Al-Huwaik told the Libya Herald. It was announced two days ago but was yet to implemented, he said. “We want enough time to pass for word to spread so that residents can cooperate. Also we need to coordinate with individuals who work at night, such as pharmacy staff, offering them protection.”
The decision was made to prevent security threats and potential violence caused by those who wish to disturb the peace, Huwaik said.
Misratan forces entered Sebha just over a month ago to act as a buffer between clashing Tebu and Awlad Suleiman tribesmen. Fighting between the two groups left over 100 dead and destabilised the region allowing Qaddafi loyalists to gain a foothold at the nearby Tamerhint Airbase. [/restrict]