Algeria’s minister for Maghreb, Arab and African affairs, Abdelkader Messahel, has continued his whirlwind visit of Libya today by meeting Misratan political figures as well as military figures from the Bunyan Marsous Operations room. He then returned to Tripoli for talks with Presidency Council (PC) head Faiez Serraj and his deputy …
Russian authorities are ready to cooperate with all the warring parties in Libya in order to restore unity in the North African state, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.
There are many social and military contacts between Misrata and tribal elders in the east as well as with the Libyan National Army (LNA) a close aide to armed forces commander-in-chief Khalifa Hafter has claimed.
The Dignity Operation commander of so-called Air Operations of Central Region, Shareef Al-Awami, has threated to attack Misrata airbase if more airstrikes were conducted on Brak Shati airbase.
Two aircraft thought to belong to Misratan forces are reported to have bombed Bark Al-Shatti airbase this afternoon in reprisal for the airstrikes on Tamenhint airbase this morning. It is not known if there are any casualties. Attempts to contact the authorities in Brak have been unsuccessful so far.
Libya‘s complex civil war is boiling to the surface in the capital. Following violent militia clashes, citizens have taken their frustrations to the streets. Friday March 17 began with protesters in central Tripoli calling for the deployment of the army and police. Gradually the crowd grew and marched on to Martyrs’ …
Several legal organizations have criticized the crackdown practiced by Dignity Operation militias that is manifested in abductions based on IDs for people they accuse of having sympathy for the Benghazi Defense Brigades at the oil crescent region since they have controlled the area.
The Presidential Council (PC) of the Government of National Accord (GNA) said, on Wednesday, that it will only deal with the elected municipality in Misrata, and refused “the attempts to forcefully impose opinions that add confusions to the political and security situation.”
A number of Misrata institutions overthrew the current Municipal Council of the city on Tuesday, following days of protests against the council’s mismanagement.
Misratan members of the House of Representatives and the State Council as well as the city’s mayor Mohamed Eshtewi and councillors have warned of growing divisions between moderates and hardliners in the city. However, they have also reassured residents that the council remains fully in control, telling them to ignore …