By Jamal Adel.
Tripoli, 14 June 2014:
Armed clashes erupted between the Arab and Tuareg community members in Jarma, 30 kilometres southwest of . . .[restrict]Obari, after Friday prayers yesterday, leaving seven dead and many more wounded.
“The fights erupted after the imam of one of the mosques, in his Friday sermon, called for fighting against the Tuaregs who recently settled in the Chinese construction company compound” a Jarma resident, who will not risk his name being mentioned, told the Libya Herald.
The initial fight broke out at a petrol station between the Arab Al-Ahali families and the Tuareg on Thursday.
“During the Friday sermon the imam effectively urged the Al-Ahli families to push the Tuaregs out of the company location, resulting in the Al-Ahali youths going out and attacking the camp and armed clashes breaking out,” he explained.
The abandoned Chinese construction compounds across the south have become convenient shelters for the homeless and a base for illegal immigration.
“The fighting is still continuing in the town even until now and it seems it won’t end soon, with even more lives possibly being lost,” the source added. [/restrict]