Qaddafi Ties Halt Return to Libya Ghost Town in Peace Setback

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Displaced Libyans from the western city of Tawergha wait by their cars to enter the city, which lies about 250 kilometres east of the capital Tripoli, on February 1, 2018, as armed groups from nearby Misrata set up roadblocks to prevent the return of hundreds of families from the town that supported Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi in the country's 2011 revolution. The 35,000 residents of Tawergha, a town which sided with Kadhafi right up to his fall, have for the past seven years been kept in camps on the outskirts of Tripoli or scattered across the country. Libya's UN-backed unity government had announced that the displaced from Tawergha would return from February 1 under an accord struck by its representatives and of Misrata in eastern Libya that runs the town. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)

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