'Displaced families from Libyan town to return home'

The Libyan families, who were displaced in 2011 after the toppling of former Prime Minister Muammar Gaddafi, from a plundered town of Tawergha, east of Misrata will be allowed to return home in February, confirmed the UN- backed government.

Tawergha residents were expelled by former rebels six years back.

The move unfolded in response to pro-Gaddafi forces using their town as a launch pad for attacks on the western city of Misrata during the uprising, reported the Middle East eye.

According to Human Rights Watch (HRW), some 40,000 people were displaced from the town. The expelled residents, who were living in camps and makeshift settlements, were prohibited from returning home.

The deal, if implemented, would be a step towards reconciliation in Libya.

Confirming the deal, a spokesman for the Misrata city council, stated that it was the government's call to implement it.

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