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Head of UN-backed Libyan government asks NATO for help

The head of Libya’s Presidency Council, Fayez Al-Sarraj, has sent a formal request to NATO for help with its security and defence systems, the organisation’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has confirmed. NATO agreed to send the North African country help at its Warsaw summit last week, but only if the …

Italian ambassador says Hafter must be part of solution to Libya crisis

Italian ambassador Giuseppe Perrone has confirmed Italy’s view that the commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Khalifa Hafter, has to be part of the solution to the Libyan crisis. He also stressed the LNA’s importance in the fight against terrorism in the country. He was speaking as Hafter was in …

HoR member accuses Italy of shooting down Haftar’s helicopter, Italian Embassy finds it ridiculous

The Italian Embassy in Libya has expressed bewilderment about the accusations of the House of Representatives’ member Ibrahim Al-Zaghid, who accused Italy of downing an mi-35 helicopter in Hun, central Libya on Friday.