Libya's interim government on Saturday announced a ceasefire aimed at ending six days of deadly tribal clashes in a southern desert oasis that cost more than 150 lives.
"We announce that reconciliation efforts have resulted in an accord on a ceasefire," premier Abdel Rahim al-Kib told reporters in the capital, adding that "calm now prevails in Sabha," 750 kilometres (465 miles) to the south.
At least 16 people were reported killed on Saturday alone in and around the oasis city before the truce deal was announced.
The fighting between Toubou fighters and Arab tribesmen erupted on Monday after Arab tribesmen accused the Toubou of killing one of their own.
Kib held a joint news conference on Saturday with Yussef al-Mangush, chief of staff of the new Libyan national army that is currently being formed, defence minister Osama Juili and health minister Fatima al-Hamrush.
"Now the situation is calm, and defence ministry forces are securing strategic zones and installations, notably the airport," Mangush said.