Thousands of Libyan families displaced in the Nafusa Mountains

On 2013/04/02
Graffiti in Mizdah reads: "This is the war I was waiting for, the war to oust them"

Graffiti in Mizdah reads: “This is the war I was waiting for, the war to oust them” Photo: Jorge Vitoria Rubio/IRIN

For the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs news agency IRIN News the feature story entitled Thousands of Libyan families displaced in the Nafusa Mountains.

MIZDAH, 2 April 2013 (IRIN) – Relations between ethnic groups in Libya’s northwestern Nafusa Mountains remain tense several weeks after renewed clashes in the town of Mizdah.

Around 1,500 families fled their homes in March when heavily armed fighters from the Qantrar and Meshashya communities clashed in early March. The fight lasted five days, killing nine people, according to the head of the town’s local council, Abdel Hakim Bedran.[read on site]

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