Bani Walid: The Minister of Defense Libyan Osama Aljowaily Wednesday that the Libyan authorities are controlled in a complete form on the city of Bani Walid, which saw violence Monday attributed to former supporters of the Libyan regime, and resulted in five deaths.
Aljowaily said to reporters, "the city was under the control of the Libyan government." He added that "the problem, which began, it was addressed," in reference to the clashes that took place Monday.
"It was an internal problem. Were not the battles between the rebels and supporters of al-Gaddafi, but took place between the two groups of young men, one brigade May 28." And a brigade of May 28 is the largest in Bani Walid, followed by the Libyan Ministry of Defence.
The Minister of Defense Libyan Osama Aljowaily went Wednesday to the Bani Walid, a former stronghold of Muammar Gaddafi, where there have been acts of violence attributed to supporters of the former regime and left five people dead Monday. He announced a local official told AFP on condition of anonymity that "Osama Aljowaily here, on a tour of the city."
Abdullah al-Mahdi, a member of Alzentan that fought the former regime, told AFP that "the defense minister is in the home, negotiate and find a solution to the problem. Otherwise, we are ready to fight." The lead helicopter came carrying the wounded, and landed on the road to within sixty miles of the Bani Walid.
Local officials attributed the violence Monday, loyal to the former regime, which was denied by the Interior Minister Fawzi Abdel-Al, initially, before admitting that the authorities were not sure what happened. Abdullah al-Mahdi, "I think the supporters of the city under the control of Gaddafi."
For his part, Abdul Rahim Hamid said a resident of Bani Walid, who was on his way to Tripoli to work, "The situation is calm today, but is said to be the calm before the storm."
He added, "Many of the supporters of Gaddafi set up checkpoints in the city, they're in charge of traffic."
The reporter told AFP was present at a roadblock set up by former rebels at a distance of about sixty kilometers from the Bani Walid, about ten mechanisms are equipped with anti-air and packed with former insurgents to go between Walid.
In response to a question about the reason for their mission, they refused to answer.Commented journalists for two hours at the checkpoint, and the former rebels said the situation was "dangerous" in between them and Walid.
Bani Walid resisted for a long time before it fell into rebel hands, just days before the killing Muammar Gaddafi and "Edit" to Libya in October 2011.