The situation in Sebha is calm at present according to the head of the local council but no troops have arrived there. The death toll in communal clashes over the past fortnight is being put at 99, with 139 wounded.

Sebha Council leader Ayoub Alzaroug, told the Libya Herald today that situation was calm but tense as residents awaited the arrival of security forces. No troops had come from any part of the country so far, he said.

Yesterday, Sebha’s military commander, Mohammed Al-Busaify, also denied reports from LANA that forces had arrived in the strife-torn southern regional capital. […]