June 17, 2012
(last edits June 22)
This a development I haven't had the time to look into, but it's troubling and new and involves serious fighting and many fresh deaths in the city Chakika, with some kind of reasons...
It must be the Nafusah mountains, as the Meshashiya tribe are mentioned - the Tawerghans of the mountains, the supposed loyalist people who were cleansed from whole cities last summer as the Zintan rebels rolled towards Tripoli. There are allegations of extreme abuses the people are trying to resist, including poison gas, perhaps mustard gas. This is alarming stuff, but I'll have to let others study and comment on it. Not expecting CNN to find it newsworthy - they got all tuckered out caring about oppressed Libyans a ton, last year.
Some of this is in comments below, some with video. I'll start with some links left at other posts by contributor Hurriya:
The video of the massacre of civilians in Chakika
Mustard Gas in Libyan "paradise"
confessed Abdelbari Tahar Fitori http://www.algeria-isp.com/public/libye1(212).jpg (relation to Majid Al-Fitouri?) June 15, 2012 Photo of the rebel Zenten arrested by the Chakika youth. After interrogation, confessed Abdelbari Tahar Fitori that senior militia Zenten as Mokhtar Akhdar, the commander of the rebel Zenten and the director of the Tripoli International Airport, are the ones who pushed the rebels to attack the town of Chakika since this city is loyal to the Libyan leader. He even confessed that the attack was coordinated with the militias of Zawiya and Misurata. http://libyaagainstsuperpowermedia.com/2012/06/16/libya-a-video-of-the-bombing-of-the-city-chakika-june-15-2012/
June 22 videos show the humanitarian catastrophe against the Mashashiya, at Mashashiya (thanks Felix, and Hurriya for more updates below in comments.
The world is too busy to care or help, busy pursuing more chaos and sowing the seeds of future tribal/sectarian conflict in Syria.