On 9 September, the Qadhadhfa tribe issued a statement announcing that following two meetings in Sirte between the Mayor of Qasr Abu Hadi and security leaders, an agreement had been reached to end the siege of Qasr Abu Hadi. According to the statement, the siege lasted twenty days. The tribe accused the Libyan National Army (LNA) of targeting the tribe by terrorising families, restricting the movement of civilians, and shutting down communication networks. It also accused the LNA of disrespecting Muammar Qadhafi by printing an image of the former leader and repeatedly driving over it. The statement demanded that the detained are to be released and affirmed their rights to use all means to redress injustice, such as demonstrations, sit-ins, and withdrawal from security and military institutions.