New deal struck for return of displaced to pro-Gaddafi Libya town

LIBYA- Libya’s unity government confirmed on Monday that a new accord has been struck for thousands of displaced Libyans to return home to a town that sided with former leader Muammar Gaddafi in the 2011 revolution.

Fayez al-Sarraj, head of the Government of National Accord has welcomed the reconciliation deal signed late Sunday by representatives of the pro-Kadhafi town of Tawergha and nearby Misrata, 240km southeast of the Libyan capital Tripoli.

Sarraji said on GNA’s Facebook page, “The return of the inhabitants of Tawergha to their town will mark the start of the return of all Libya’s displaced and exiles inside and outside the country,”

The town which sided with Gaddafi during the uprising, had 35 ooo residents in Tawergha, after his fall they were evicted and they have since been kept in camps on the outskirts of Tripoli or scattered across Libya.

The displaced residents are living in horrible conditions and have been targets by extremists and militiamen.

No date yet has been announced on when residents can return to their town of Tawergha.

There is still caution with this new accord, because in February an accord was signed but the returning residents were blocked from entering the town from militiamen and forced to go back.

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