Khalifa Haftar declared on Friday military mobilization and “Jihad” against Turkey’s plan to send troops to Libya to support the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA).
Two civilians were killed and eight injured on Thursday in an airstrike by Khalifa Haftar’s forces on north-western Libyan city of Al-Zawiya, according to local hospital officials.
The Council of Elders and Dignitaries of Misurata denies issuing a statement calling the city’s sons to withdraw from the fighting fronts in Tripoli and Sirte.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced military backing for Libya’s internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA), now that the north African country requested it.
Layla Mohammed barely had time to gather her children’s belongings before fleeing their southern Tripoli home when shelling targeted the Libyan capital’s outskirts earlier this year.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made an unannounced trip to Tunisia on Wednesday as regional tensions continued to escalate over the crisis in Libya.
The Head of the Russian contact group on Libya’s conflict settlement, Lev Dengov, told Sputnik that Khalifa Haftar’s statements about advancing on the frontlines of Tripoli war aren’t backed by tangible results or serious progress.
The commander of Naval Force frontline of the Volcano of Rage Operation Rida Issa said they had despatched over 370 surveillance patrols over the last few months.
The political and military leaders of the Amazigh town of Yefren have declared the state of full mobilization to repel Haftar’s attack on Tripoli, vowing to place all the town’s capabilities at the disposal of the Government of National Accord (GNA).
At least four civilians were killed on Tuesday when a projectile exploded in a vegetable market in an eastern suburb of Libya‘s capital, a rescue workers’ spokesman said.