For the first time in three years, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has held training sessions inside some of Libya’s migrant detention centres on the of migrants’ human rights.
The Italian Coast Guard has donated two rescue boats to the Libyan Coast Guard and Navy Force as part of an agreement to fight the trafficking of migrants across the Mediterranean, Euronews reported.
Turkey and Libya have agreed to look into the possibility of Turkish involvement in building and training a united, professional Libyan army. The two side also agreed as a first step to send a group of Libyan pilots to Turkey for training on Turkish-made helicopters and drones.
The spokesman of the Libyan Navy Forces, Colonel Ayoub Qasim, said that the implementation of the second phase of the Memorandum of Understanding that was signed on August 26 last year with the EU to train Libyan coastguards will soon begin.
The European Union said Monday that the second phase of the training of Libyan coastguards had started as part of Operation Sophia that aims to bring down the human traffickers off Libya’s coasts.
Russia are set to imminently sign a military cooperation deal with Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar according to reports from Radio France International this week.
EU – IOM has carried out first aid training courses in Libya with rescuers involved in migrant lifesaving operations in the Mediterranean Sea. The three training courses for government and non-government actors took place in Tripoli in December 2016.
A MIG 23 fighter plane crashed yesterday near Tarhuna, 90 km southeast of Tripoli, killing both its pilot Mohammed Gadush and trainee Izzedine Al-Midni.
The first phase of the European Union’s Operation Sophia training program for the Libyan coastguard and Navy forces was completed on Monday on a Dutch vessel called the Rotterdam.
Some 720 Libyan National Army (LNA) cadets finished their training today and graduated at a ceremony in Al-Abyar training camp in the presence of Major General Abdel Razzak Al-Nazhuri, the chief of staff.