Repeated deadly clashes in southern Libya last week between rival militias have underlined the difficult challenges the new government faces in its attempt to secure peace among the country's ethnic groups in the post-Gaddafi era.
Heavy fighting that began last Sunday in the desert city of Sabha between Toubou fighters and Arab tribesmen left more than 50 people dead and 160 injured before a ceasefire, sponsored by the National Transitional Council (NTC), was declared last Thursday.
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