Tripoli, Libya - Libyan authorities have warned the two warring tribes in the Western part of the country to end their hostilities or face air strikes to restore order, the Libyan news Agency reported.
It quoted Army spokesman Col. Ali Al-Sheikh to have said the country's Air Force had been given orders to conduct strikes against any armed group operating in the region.
The tribes of Al-Kantarar and Machachia, in the region of Mozda, have engaged in internecine violence that left four dead and 15 injured in both camps.
On Monday, the warring tribes signed a cease-fire agreement that was due to come into force on Tuesday.
Since the collapse of over 40-year reign of the Gaddafi regime, Libya has faced a growing influence of militias and armed groups who do not recognise the authority of the State.
Last Saturday, militias seized an oil and gas complex in the north-west of the country, which resulted in Libya’s decision to block gas supply to Italy.
On Sunday, Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan warned that his government would not tolerate the existence of armed units that do not comply with the authority of the State.