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Libya official says cease-fire brokered in south, but residents say clashes continue
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) ' A senior Libyan government official says that warring tribes in the south have brokered a cease-fire after days of deadly clashes, but residents say the fighting continues.
Deputy chairman of the governing National Transitional Council Abdel-Majid Seif al-Nasr said Friday that the desert city of Sabha is quiet and that hundreds of former rebels from around the country have come to quell the violence.
But Sabha native and senior Health Ministry official Abdul-Rahman al-Hasnawy says four people were killed and more than 40 wounded since the cease-fire was signed Thursday.
The United Nation Support Mission in Libya said Thursday that some 50 people were killed since fighting broke out March 26 and that there are urgent humanitarian needs in Sabha as families try to flee.