16 Tote, mehrere Dutzend Verletzte – das ist das vorläufige Resultat von Kämpfen zweier rivalisierender Gruppierungen in Libyen, die mit Panzern, Granaten und anderen schweren Waffen ausgetragen wurden. Der Anlass für die Auseinandersetzungen: ein Affe, ein Schulmädchen und ein Kopftuch.
„According to residents and local media in the southern city of Sabha, the violence erupted between two tribes after three young men turned a pet monkey loose on a schoolgirl.
The animal pulled off one of the girls’ headscarves, prompting men from the Awlad Suleiman tribe to retaliate by killing three people from the Gaddadfa tribe as well as the monkey, according to a resident who spoke to Reuters. (…)
During the latest clashes, which took place in the city centre, initial attempts by tribal leaders to calm the fighting and arrange a ceasefire so that bodies could be recovered had failed, residents said.
By Sunday, Sabha Medical Centre had received the bodies of 16 people killed in the clashes and some 50 wounded, said a spokesman for the centre.“