By Olfa Andolsi.
Tunis, 29 May 2017:
Abu Sleem municipal council said today it holds the Presidency Council (PC) responsible for the violence that gripped parts of Tripoli over the weekend and badly damaged its own district which bore the brunt of the fighting.
The municipality said the PC had failed to install even a semblance of security that could protect Tripoli’s civilians. For this reason, it insisted that the PC had to be held to account. It should also, said the municipality, stick to its promise to provide compensation for the damage, not just over the weekend but in past fighting.
It also urged the Attorney-General to investigate the events of the past few days, particularly within Abu Sleem, where it said there was aggression by “armed groups outside the law to destabilise security and terrorise the people”.
The Fakhr Libya coalition, which supports the former GNC, focused their initial thrust last Friday on pro-PC militiaman Ghneiwa and his Abu Sleem Central Security Force in an unsuccessful attempt to move on the Rixos Hotel and the nearby Camp 77.