Da ottobre 2011, tutti i governi di transizione libici hanno fallito nel compito più importante: disarmare i ribelli. E così come la nuova leadership rimane impotente di fronte al commercio di armi all’interno del Paese, fallirà sicuramente anche nella lotta al contrabbando internazionale. In poco tempo, la Libia è diventata un rifugio per gli estremisti che rappresentano una minaccia anche per i Paesi vicini. Questa situazione instabile, inoltre, gioca un ruolo negativo nella guerra civile siriana, dal momento che la maggior parte dei combattenti e delle armi dell’opposizione siriana provengono proprio dalla Libia.
Further to yesterday’s attack by gunmen on the Northern Alsarir Agriculture Project north of Kufra, which saw one manager kidnapped and at least five attackers killed, a revenge attack was carried out in Ajdabiya late last night.
A militia formally known as the Island brigade and the Libya shield number 2 militia Ajdabiya Branch headed by Idress Alkudwa, carried out an attack on Tebu civilians.
Braheem Younis an oil engineer, nominated for the upcoming Constitutional Committee and citizen from the city said that the two brigades accompanied by a massive number of Zwai tribe members, started an attack on the Tebu community in the city in revenge for the deaths they had suffered as a result of their failed attack on the National Army at the Alsarir farm project two days earlier.
Younis reported that the attack started at 1 am in the Western district and the 7th of October neighbourhood. RPG missiles were fired at homes, and at least one Tebu member was murdered; Abubaker Youskoy a twenty two year old.
Around nine Tebu members were kidnapped, five homes burnt down after they had been ransacked of their possessions, and a number of cars were also burnt.
Younis added that the attackers were heavily armed and that they had promised a potential genocide of the Tebu in the city.
Younis said that there are fears that the historical Tebu-Zwai conflict could re-escalate and that there could be a repeat of the June 2011 clash in Kufra which left over 150 Tebu dead by the very same Libya Shield.
Source Libya Herald