Reuters Hani Amara
Major General Khaled al-Mahjoub, Director of the Moral Guidance Department of the Libyan Army in the east of the country, confirmed that an agreement was reached in order to resolve the conflict and end the tensions that witnessed in southern Libya during the past days.
Al-Mahjoub said in a statement that “with the intervention of dignitaries, wise men and tribes” in the city of Sebha, “the so-called Masoud Gedo began handing over his weapons and headquarters to the receiving committee formed by the General Command of the Libyan Arab Armed Forces.”
Al-Mahjoub added that the army had previously given him an ultimatum to do so, “otherwise it would attack him as a result of the actions he had undertaken and his attempt to destabilize the security of the region.”
The statement stated that a military committee was formed to complete the procedures for handing over and receiving.
For her part, Fatima Bousaada, a member of the House of Representatives from the city of Sabha, welcomed the agreement to end the military escalation in the city, praising in a statement Thursday evening “the patriotic spirit that included the meetings that led to the agreement and the restraint and discipline shown by the city’s military leaders.”
This came in the wake of the military mobilization of the 116th Brigade of the Presidential Council, as well as some of the General Command forces in some locations in Sebha, and the clashes that took place in the city center between the Anti-Terrorism Force of the Presidential Council and the General Command forces last Tuesday morning.
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