INTERNATIONAL NEWS
February 28, 2012 12:00:00 AM
  Follow @ Twitter
Tribal clashes in the southeastern city of Kufra cost more than 100 lives and displaced half the population, the United Nations said on Monday, adding the situation remained tense despite a truce.

"More than 100 have been killed as a result of fighting and as much as half of the town's population has sought refugee elsewhere," UN agencies said in a joint statement based on an assessment mission to the area.

The toll corresponds with estimates by tribal sources, who told AFP that more than 100 people were killed in fighting that erupted on February 12 and pitted Toubu against Zwai tribesmen.

The Libyan army entered the desert city on Friday in a bid to secure the area and stop the fighting. The UN reported that a ceasefire brokered by local authorities on the ground was holding.

"However, the situation in Kufra remains tense," read the statement, adding that some 200 foreign migrants were still waiting to leave the area.

AFP

YOU'RE MINE


PREVIOUS STORY
5.6 quake hits south Japan islands
NEXT STORY
Upper class people more likely to cheat: study

Bookmark and Share
   




FIJI NEWS
Aussie actress weds at Turtle IslandOne of Australia's favourite small-screen actresses reportedly tied the knot in Fiji early this month.
BUSINESS
PAYE lodgement extended till month endLodgement of Pay As You Earn (PAYE) final electronic monthly summaries has been extended till the end of the month.
SPORTS
Suva ends 38-year Sangam IDC droughtSuva's 38-year wait to lift the Sangam Inter District Championship title ended at Lawaqa Park this evening as the Whites defeated Rifle Range 1-0 in the grand final.
HEALTH/FITNESS
Clean-up day to curb dengue outbreakFiji's Ministry of Health has declared a clean-up day next Thursday for residents in the central division as it ups the tempo against a dengue fever outbreak currently experienced in the country.
ENTERTAINMENT
Sam Smithís debut In The Lonely Hour out in MayBRIT and BBC Sound Poll winner Sam Smithís debut album In The Lonely Hour is out on May 23.
NEWS SPORTS INFOTAINMENT SERVICES MOBILE EXTRA HOT TOPICS