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Tribal clashes in Libya leave 15 dead

Thursday, June 14, 2012


At least 15 people were killed and 89 more injured in tribal clashes which resumed in southern and western Libya on Wednesday, the Associated Press reports.

The absence of strong leadership remains a problem in Libya after the toppling of the country’s late leader Gaddafi.

The violence led the country’s transitional ruler, Mustafa Abdul-Jalil to appeal to Libyans in a televised speech to lay down their arms and unite before the country’s election next month, when Libyans are expected to elect a 200-member assembly which will form a new government and oversee the drafting of Libya’s new constitution.