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Members of the Libyan pro-government forces, aim a weapon during their deployment in the Lamluda area, southwest of the city of Derna , Libya June 16, 2015. Picture taken June 16, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Tension rises in south Libya amid clashes with Chadian groups

The Mayor of Al-Sharqiyah municipality in southern Libya, Immhimmed Al-Arabi revealed that the battalions in the south gave the Chadian opposition groups stationed at the HQ of the Chinese company in the area until Wednesday to evacuate the site, stressing the continuation of the meetings of the committees formed within the city in this regard.

“Several battalions from the south region have joined Khalid Ibin Al-Walid Battalion to confront the common enemy represented in the external invasion of the country,” Al-Arabi explained in a press statement Tuesday.

Al-Arabi denied receiving any support from the Eastern or Western region, pointing out that they have asked the Chadian gangs besieged in the Chinese company to surrender and leave the country.

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