Tripoli, Libya - As part of its efforts to reconcile the warring tribes in Kufra, located some 1,400 km from South-east Tripoli, the Libyan government has mounted heavy security to ensure that the reconciliation programme between Al-Tibou and Al-Zawya tribes took place peacefully, PANA learnt here Monday from official sources.
According to the sources, some 100 soldiers on 30 vehicles were deployed Saturday in the city.
PANA recalls that clashes broke out last year between the two main tribes of Kufra, leaving hundreds of people dead or injured.
The deadly violence erupted after members of the Al-Tibou tribes were accused of supporting the former regime of Mouammar Kadhafi and recruiting mercenaries from neighboring countries to combat the revolution.
The sources said in view of the situation, the Libyan National congress and the interim government initiated programmes meant to 'heal the rift' between both communities to ensure safety and stability in that highly-volatile border towns.
Last September, the Congress decided to close the land borders of the country’s southern towns, including Kufra.