The Libyan Tripoli-based Special Deterrence Force (SDF) has announced that the younger brother of Salman Abedi, who blew himself up in Manchester Arena at Ariana Grande music concert, was arrested as he was planning to carry out suicide attack in Tripoli, Libya.
The US ambassador to Libya made a fleeting visit to Tripoli on Tuesday to endorse the UN-backed government based in the capital, and is the first such visit by Washington’s envoy to the North African country in three years.
Libya on Thursday asked Italy to arm the patrol boats it uses in the fight against illegal immigration across the Mediterranean from North Africa to Europe, the Local It reported.
The UN-proposed government’s Presidential Council (PC) issued a statement Friday suspending the defense minister-designate, Mahdi Al-Barghathi, following the attack on Brak Al-Shati base in southern Libya by the Third Force and fighters loyal to the defense ministry.
Amnesty International has appealed to the authorities in Tripoli to urgently investigate the kidnapping of Tripoli University professor, Dr Salem Mohamed Beitelmal, who has been missing since 20 April.
Renegade General Khalifa Haftar, the commander of Dignity Operation, threatened on Tuesday to launch Benghazi-like war in Tripoli, turning a deaf ear to local and international efforts aimed at bringing stability and peace to Libya.
South Libya needs more help preventing illegal migration insists Serraj in talks with Italy’s interior minister
To counter illegal migration it is imperative “to concentrate on the south”, Presidency Council (PC) head Faiez Serraj told Italy’s interior minister today.
Several Libyan officers from the military sector rejected in a meeting in Zuwara city on Sunday the statements of the Foreign Minister of the UN-proposed government, Mohammed Sayala, who said Haftar is the commander of the Libyan National Army.
Explosions in Tripoli’s Abu Sleem, Salahedeen and Airport Road districts late this evening have heightened fears of a major battle between hardline, mainly Misratan brigades and local brigades, notably those under Ghneiwa Al-Kikli, Haithem Al-Tajouri, Hashem Bishr and Abdul Raouf Kara.
The UN-proposed government and its Presidential Council must be expelled out of Tripoli, the Misrata elders and notables council said Wednesday.