Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar arrived in Moscow on Sunday ahead of planned talks with Russian officials, according to reports from Russian media.
At least eight more fighters with Bunyan Marsous have been killed in the last 24 hours as house by house, IS fighters are winkled out of their last positions in Sirte. It is being said that 14 terrorists have died.
The head of the humanitarian assistance committee at Derna Municipality, Abdelsalam Al-Daryawi, said Dignity Operation forces, who are laying a strict siege on Derna, has stated imposing tariffs on the cars entering the city.
Unlike what some politicians may think, the Libyan revolution of February 2011 did not produce a fledgling democracy; it only opened the way for a few democratic steps, which were quickly overridden by political fragmentation and polarization, ineffective state institutions, and violence.
Five Misrata-led fighters were killed and more than 30 others injured on Saturday in three separate ISIS attacks in Jiza apartment blocks in Sirte, the last ISIS-held area in the city.
The Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, said his country fully supports the “Libyan Army” led by Khalifa Haftar as it supports the Syrian Army under the command of Bashar Al-Assad.
On Tuesday, Libyan forces fighting ISIS in Sirte took over several of the terrorist group’s barricaded houses edging nearer to fully liberating Sirte.
The member of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives for Sabha city, Musbah Doma, accused the self-styled Libyan Armed Forces Command, which is led by renegade General Khalifa Haftar, of fueling the conflict in Sabha.
Khaled Najm, media minister in Libya’s Tobruk-based government, has announced his resignation citing a recent deterioration of security in the eastern city of Benghazi.
The United Nations is extremely concerned by the continued worsening humanitarian situation in Ganfouda area in Benghazi due to increased hostilities over the past week.