By Saber Ayyub.
Tripoli, 28 April 2015:
The chief of Wirshefana’s council of elders tonight angrily denied reports that Wirshefana had made a . . .[restrict]truce with Zawia and Janzour.
Mohamed Tantoush issued a statement saying that reports of a meeting with elders from the two towns were “completely false”. There had been no such encounters in recent days and there was no truce, he said. Indeed, he added, clashes between the Wirshefana units of the Libyan Army and Libya Dawn militias were continuing.
It had been widely reported on social media that an immediate ceasefire had been agreed and that all sides would start exchanging prisoners, both civilians picked up at roadblocks and captured fighters. The deal was also supposed to allow for humanitarian aid to reach Wirshefana and towns in the Jebel Nafusa.