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Libyan divide deepens as eastern forces shut down oil ports

A new weapon is being used as a means of pressure in the Libyan conflict. Namely, Libya’s oil. The Tripoli-based National Oil Corporation (NOC) declared Jan. 18 force majeure due to the closure of oil ports in eastern Libya, which the Libyan National Army (LNA) controls.

Salame: Truce between two sides of Libya conflict not implemented

Ghassan Salame, the special representative of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), expressed his regret on 12 January that the announced truce between the two sides of the conflict is not being implemented on the ground, and is now only “a dead letter”.