Bent Bayya, a town in southern Libya, was declared a disaster area by the country’s parliament today, two weeks after a deadly fuel tanker explosion in the town.
A man has lost his life in Sabha after armed militiamen loyal to Khalifa Haftar opened fire on a protest in the city, a local source confirmed on Monday.
The government of Fathi Bashagha, appointed by the House of Representatives, has named Osama Owaidan as the new security director for the southern city of Sebha, the government announced on its official Facebook page.
The Libyan National Army (LNA) repelled an attack by an armed group, which tried to enter Sabha via Ghadduwah area last night.
One of Libya’s rival administrations convened for the first time on Thursday in the southern province of Sabha, vowing to end deepening political divisions.
Libya’s parliament-appointed prime minister, Fathi Bashagha, will hold a first meeting of his cabinet in the southern city of Sebha on Thursday, his spokesman said on Wednesday.
Fierce clashes erupted in the southwestern Libyan city of Sabha in the early hours of Tuesday between forces affiliated to warlord Khalifa Haftar and the national unity government.
An appeal court in southern Libya on Thursday accepted the appeal submitted by Saif al-Islam Gaddafi against his disqualification from the list of candidates for the 24 December presidential elections, local media reported.
The chief of security in Sabha, Mohammed Behser, has accused Khalifa Haftar and his son Saddam of ordering their forces to spoil for electoral process, adding to Libya Alahrar TV that battalion 115 under the command of Mohammed El-Jarih within the south military zone is the force that blockaded roads …
The son of the late Libyan President, Muammar Gaddafi, Saif Al-Islam, yesterday said that a “military force surrounded the Sabha Court for a second day in a row, and prevented judges and staff from accessing the building.”