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2019-09-09 Africa North
Elders of Tabu tribe deny displacing people from their homes in Murzuq
[Libya Observer] Dignitaries and elders of the Tabu tribe in Murzuq denied expelling people from the city.

"Those who left the city are a group of outlaws who were involved in crimes committed recently, against the Tabu in Murzuq," the tribe's representatives explained in a video statement.

They added that families who fled the city for fear of festivities have begun to return gradually, after the improved security conditions experienced in the city.

A foreign gang is using Wadi al-Anz area, south of Sabha to launch attacks against areas of the southern region, according to the statement, denying the presence of any opposition Chadian groups in Murzuq.
Posted by Fred 2019-09-09 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [246 views ]  Top
 File under: Arab Spring 

#1 If the so-called Tabu are the Tubu ethnicity they are not indigenous to Murzuq. Their homeland is in the Borkou-Ennedi-Tibesti provinces of northernmost Chad. They served as a bodyguard to King Idris, were hated by Qadafi, and were involved in a long war with him and his Arab Legion. They are tough fighters and seem to want to control all of Libya's south, the Fezzan.
Posted by Chereting Pelosi1889 2019-09-09 09:18||   2019-09-09 09:18|| Front Page Top

#2 Where do they stand on the various jihadi groups that infest that part of the world, Chereting Pelosi1889, many of which claim membership in Al Qaeda in North Africa/the Maghreb?
Posted by trailing wife 2019-09-09 13:24||   2019-09-09 13:24|| Front Page Top

#3 Toubou and Tuareg tribes are part of the saharan tribal network. A loosely knit rebel/criminal melange of down and outs, criminals of opportunity. I know they fought against Qaddafi and the regime after the Arab spring. They are nomads, and their allegiance is pliable. But they hate Europeans with a vicious hatred. By extension maybe Americans too.

These Saharan tribes are minor league people traffickers and raiders. Earlier they claimed they wanted the best kind of education, industry and governance, but can't seem to let go of the tribal themes. Which invariably lead to conflict.

Haftar is fighting the broad spectrum of all islamist and auxiliary criminal tribes, by looting them mainly and killing the remnants. Not all Toubou are criminal though, only the Dillingers among them often vacillate between people smuggling and drug trafficking. The larger community may just be peaceable dimwits.

There's no ideological or religious connection with the AQ jihadis, it's merely one of convenience and economy right now.

This article answers your question fully, I think. Drugs and Money in the Sahara
Posted by Dron66046 2019-09-09 14:09||   2019-09-09 14:09|| Front Page Top

#4 :-) More learning! Thank you, Dron66046.
Posted by trailing wife 2019-09-09 14:17||   2019-09-09 14:17|| Front Page Top

#5 There's no ideological or religious connection with the AQ jihadis, it's merely one of convenience and economy right now.

You just described Islamic "ideology" - which is an ideology of the desert, Dron66046.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-09-09 14:52||   2019-09-09 14:52|| Front Page Top

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