Members of Libya's Toubou minority and Libyan army fought for a second consecutive day on Sunday, leaving at least 23 members of the Toubu tribes dead, including women and children, and more than 120 wounded since the clashes erupted in Kufra city on Saturday, sources told AFP news.
An official from Libya's national army said that three soldiers were killed in the southern fight.
Toubu tribesmen have also been involved in deadly clashes with Zwai tribe in the Saharan oasis of Kufra since February 2012. Toubou are located mainly in Chad but some live in southern Libya.
Meanwhile, elections in Libya for a constituent assembly, originally set to be held by June 19, are to be postponed, possibly until July 7, for logistical reasons, said the Chairman of the Electoral Commission Nouri al-Abbar.
According to the constitutional declaration adopted by the Transitional National Council (TNC), in power since the fall of the regime of Muammar Gaddafi, the elections should have taken place before June 19, or 240 days after the announcement of the country's liberation from the Gaddafi regime, which came on Oct. 20, 2011.
More than 2.7 million voters have registered for the poll, a rate estimated at 80% out of Libya's total population of 6 million inhabitants, which includes 3.4 million potential voters, according to Election Commission.
The 200 members of the Assembly to be elected shall appoint a committee of experts to draft a Constitution which will be submitted to referendum. A total of 120 seats is reserved for independent candidates, and political movements will compete for the remaining 80.
According to the Commission, some 4,000 independent candidates on lists of political movements, have submitted applications. Dozens of parties have emerged in recent months in preparation for this election.
Regarding the Australian ICC lawyer Melinda Taylor, under house arrest in the city of Zintan for trying to pass dangerous documents to Saif al-Islam, ICC President Sang-Hyun Song expressed worries about the safety of the four lawyers, urging the Libyan authorities to immediately liberate them, according to ICC website.
"We are very concerned about the safety of our staff in the absence of any contact with them," the ICC president said in a statement on Saturday.