By Jamal Adel.
Tripoli, 28 May 28, 2014:
In a bid to promote peace, security and stability in Sebha, Tebus and members of . . .[restrict]the Awlad Suleiman tribe exchanged abductees on Monday. The move was sponsored by head of the office of the official Audit Bureau in Sebha, Mustafa Konuno.
“Yesterday evening, in partnership with the elders and the wise men, we were able to facilitate an exchange of detainees between the long-warring Tebus and Awlad Suleiman tribe,” Konuno told the Libya Herald.
The Awlad Suleiman released ten Tebus in exchange for six Awlad Suleiman tribe members.
“This move promotes peace in the southern capital of Sebha, and will lead to greater stability in the region as a whole,” explained Konuno.
Misratan forces entered Sebha in late January after tribal and ethic tensions boiled over, destabilising the surrounding region and allowing Qaddafi supporters to gain a foothold at nearby Taminhent airbase.
In April, all factions involved in the conflict in Sebha accepted a reconciliation agreement which allowed the neutral Misratan forces to take control of the town’s military barracks and airport. [/restrict]