Fezzan region (deep south)
The desert town of Sebha witnessed tribal clashes on 9 July that left one National Army soldier dead and seven other personnel wounded. The clashes began between the Al-Mugariha and Awlad Hadir tribes in the Abdul Kafi neighborhood, with the National Army intervening and coming under attack by the Al-Mugariha. Underlining federal government weakness, Colonel Wanis Boukhmade, governor of Libya’s southern military zone, said he has mobilized forces in Benghazi and had called “the leadership in Misratah” in the event that both sides resume fighting. On Libya’s southern border, militias working under the auspices of the High Security Committee seized twelve smuggler vehicles bringing food and other goods out of Sebha to Niger and Chad. The raid, in cooperation with the Directorate of Security, seized the trucks in the Um Al-Aranib district.
In the oasis city of Kufrah, Tabu tribes handed over two rival Zwai tribesmen kidnapped by the Tabu in late June. The handover was observed by the Gathering of Revolutionary Brigades in Kufrah on 11 July. Zwai tribesmen run the local Shield of Libya forces, nominally attached to the Ministry of Defense but actually, according to Frederic Wehrey, a way for local militiamen “to resist the incorporation of their fighters into the official army or police departments and to preserve the structure of the brigades”.
(Source: Olive Group)