Representatives from the mountain towns of Zintan and Kikla signed on Tuesday a peace agreement to end conflict and allow Kikla IDPs to return to their homes.

According to the agreement, Zintan would withdraw forces from Kikla and allow a neutral force from Al-Motrid and Zawia to deploy in Kikla to observer the peace agreement.

Both sides also agreed to exchange prisoners, stop identity-based arrest, and hand over the involved persons in criminal acts to a neutral party.   

Zintan occupied Kikla in 2014 on alleged charges of cooperation with Libya Dawn. More than 20.000 people have been forced to leave their town.