By Libya Herald reporter.
Tunis, 22 September 2017:
An entire family was reported to have been killed today when a shell fell on their car in Sabratha’s Dahman district, as fighting between the 48th Brigade and the Anti-Daesh Operations Room continued for a sixth day.
“The family were a long way from the fighting and were thought to be in a safe area,” a local official told the Libya Herald, “but one of the groups fired a missile which hit them.”
It was not known who was responsible, he said.
Also reportedly killed today was one of the commanders of the 48th Battalion, Bashir Al-Gadi. The operations room further claimed to have destroyed a tank and an armoured vehicle belonging to the 48th.
Following the failure yesterday of the truce drawn up by elders from Zintan, Zawia and Sabratha itself, they were joined by others from Zuwara, Rigdaleen, Al-Jmail, Al-Mutrad, Khoms, Zliten and Misrata. According to the Sabratha municipal council, they called for an immediate ceasefire. There were reports late this evening that a truce had been accepted but stherehas been no confirmation so far. More than 20 people are said to have been wounded since the clashes started as well as five of the fighters killed.
Furthermore, until today, the clashes were limited to the town centre. However, the 48th Battalion has told residents in the Dahman area, east of the centre, to evacuate their homes. There were also reports of civilians leaving the Alwadi area after shells landed there.
Meeanwhile, there are reports of divisions within the operations room. One of its commanders, a Colonal Mohamed Muhara, is said to have submitted his resignation today saying that he did not want to be involved in the town’s destruction.