Italian Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti ruled out her country taking unilateral action in Libya, saying efforts to resolve the Libyan crisis must be coordinated internationally, in an interview with local media published Thursday.
The Islamic State (IS) group in Libya is trying to establish its own trafficking routes to Europe, and has plans to expand its operations into Morocco and Algeria, the leader of a “special forces” Salafist militia tasked with rooting out IS cells in Tripoli has told Middle East Eye.
A Libyan lawmaker has been kidnapped in the eastern city of Tobruk, home of the internationally recognised parliament, a security official said Thursday, prompting a UN demand for his release.
Western nations are close to launching an intervention against the Islamic State (IS) group in Libya despite concerns on the ground that further international involvement in the country could make the situation worse, a military spokesperson in the western city of Misrata has told Middle East Eye.
The formation of a unity government in Libya has been dealt a blow with the rejection on Monday of the 32-member cabinet proposed by the country’s new Government of National Accord.
French sources said that that security arrangements are carried out between the military attaché for the United Nations mission in Libya, Paolo Serra, and the chief of the security committee formed by the Government of National Accord (GNA), Abdul-Rahman Al-Taweel, to help moving the GNA to Tripoli.
In a rare public speech that lasted over an hour – a record – Commander-in-Chief of the Libyan army Khalifa Haftar on Saturday told an assembly of eastern Libyan representatives that his forces remained strong and that the “liberation of Benghazi from terrorism” was near thanks to popular and tribal …
The spokesman for Libyan General Khalifa Haftar launched a scathing tirade against the controversial army chief on Friday, accusing him of corruption and a long list of war crimes, The New Arab‘s Arabic service has reported.
The appointment of Colonel Mahdi Al-Barghathi as Minister of Defence by the Presidency Council has triggered conflicting reactions in the east and west of the country.
European sources said that some members of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) are closely thinking about military intervention to strike terrorism strongholds inside Libya, in the wake of Libyan political factions’ inability to form government approved by the international community, despite the international community’s decision based on the outcomes of …