The Libyan Interior Ministry has said Khalifa Haftar forces’ act of cutting off water supplies to Tripoli means they are ready to commit more heinous crimes for power, calling on the international community and human rights organizations to document this crime as per the relevant Security Council resolutions.
The Man-made River Authority (MMRA) said Monday, that water supplies have been cut off to a number of cities in the western region after gunmen stormed the Shwerif site and forced workers to close the valves.
The crisis and emergency committee of the Ministry of Health called on Monday on all local and international humanitarian institutions to take urgent action and stop attacks on health facilities, the last of which was Al-Khadhra Hospital.
The United Nations has condemned the shelling of a hospital in Tripoli, calling it a “clear violation of international law” as Libya struggles to prepare for an outbreak of the new coronavirus.
When Joseph Borrell, the European Union’s diplomat-in-chief, announced the launch of Operation Irini last week, he noted: “Diplomacy cannot succeed unless it is backed by action.”
The forces of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) announced today that Emirati drones, backing the militias of retired Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, targeted a post office in Al-Washka area in the vicinity of Sirte.
The spread of the novel coronavirus will have a devastating effect on the Middle East’s communities of refugees and migrants. The pandemic may also bring into focus the legitimacy and governance deficit of increasingly troubled Middle Eastern regimes.
Renewed fighting in Libya, where both sides rely on drone support from foreign backers, has fueled a battle for air supremacy that augurs further escalation despite the coronavirus outbreak in the country. It also raises the prospect of Turkey sending more military aid to its allies.
Libya’s UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) forces destroyed a military cargo plane Sunday minutes after landing in a Tarhouna airstrip.
Tens of rockets have rained down on different civilian neighborhoods in Tripoli, including Abu Salim, Al-Hadba and Bab Benghashir, in addition to over 50 rockets falling in the vicinity of Tripoli’s Mitiga Airport and surrounding areas – all have been fired by Khalifa Haftar’s forces – according to eyewitnesses on …