Key Libyan town reflects tribal complexities
Divisions within influential Warfalla tribe may explain protracted negotiations over Bani Walid.
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2011 07:00

The protracted negotiations going on around Libya's strategic town of Bani Walid reflect the complexity of the situation.

It is believed just one or two sub-tribes of the local Warfalla tribe are still protecting remnants of the Gaddafi regime in the town - be it officials, his sons or even the fugitive leader himself.

But other members of the same tribe have long opposed Gadaffi and have sacrificed almost everything in doing so.

Al Jazeera's Anita McNaught reports from Tripoli.

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