The state recognised militia, Rada / Deterrence, headed by Abdelrauf Kara (rebranded the Deterrence Agency for Combating Terrorism and Organized Crime) and the Libyan Army 444 Combat Brigade clashed in central Tripoli last night.
The southern suburbs of Tripoli, especially Salah Al-Deen area, which is considered the most prominent stronghold of Brigade 444, are witnessing a state of tension, as a group of the Special Deterrence Force (SDF) kidnapped a senior commander from the Brigade, Musab Zreig.
The Head of the High Council of State (HCS), Khaled Al-Mishri, says that Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah is using drones “to terrorize his political opponents” following the government’s airstrikes that targeted specific militias in Al-Mishri’s hometown of Zawiya.
Libya’s parliament, based in the east of the country, accused the Tripoli-based government Friday of targeting the home of one of its lawmakers in a drone strike the previous day.
Libya’s Tobruk-based Parliament voted on 16 May to dismiss Fathi Bashagha, as prime minister of parallel government in the east of the country and replaced him with his Finance Minister, Osama Hamada. Only 70 parliamentarians out of 200-strong legislature voted to strip him of his duties.
Since 2012, multiple failed political transitions have taken their toll on the Libyan people. The continued and increasingly complex internal divisions and external vectors affecting Libya threaten to send it into another spiral of crisis and violence. Local and national leaders working in good faith to stabilize the country have …
The Tuna fishing season in Libya is a neglected economic resource that is costing Libya around US$ 5 billion annually in potential lost revenues due to illegal fishing within its territorial waters.
Libya’s Government of National Unity (GNU) said it had conducted air strikes against smuggling networks on Thursday, with blasts hitting a western city that is home to armed factions that have backed a rival administration, Reuters reports.
The Chief of the General Staff of the Libyan Army, Mohammed Al-Haddad, accompanied by a high-ranking military delegation, visited the Italian Ministry of Defense and Army’s Chief of Staff on Monday.
The United States of America has stressed the withdrawal of all armed and mercenary groups from Libya without further delay is a decisive step towards peace and stability, stressing that human rights violations will continue unless meaningful steps are taken to address the chronic instability in Libya.