Libyan tribal mediators end armed clashes near Tripoli

Libyan tribal mediators end armed clashes near Tripoli

Mediators in Libya have managed to end clashes between armed groups that rocked the city of Zawiya west of the capital Tripoli for 24 hours, a city official told AFP.
   The gun battles, which left one dead and several wounded, broke out Friday
night and led the local UN mission on Saturday to call for "an immediate end
to the hostilities".
   The violence in Zawiya, 40 kilometres (25 miles) west of Tripoli, ended
"thanks to mediation by the town's notables and tribal elders," said the
official who requested anonymity.
   Libya is still struggling to recover from years of war and chaos after the
2011 NATO-backed uprising that overthrew longtime dictator Moamer Kadhafi.

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