Rogue Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar’s threats to restart an offensive on the capital have been met with derision from the UN-backed prime minister, while EU countries responded urging an end to the fighting.
East Libya’s Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar announced the start of the Libyan National Army’s final offensive to gain control over rival Government of National Accord-held Tripoli.
The Turkish government’s possible deployment of troops to Libya may tip the balance of power in the country and could put Turkey in Russia’s crosshairs, regional experts and sources told Middle East Eye.
Flights resumed on Thursday at the Libyan capital Tripoli’s sole functioning airport, after a more than three-month suspension due to repeated rocket attacks, an official said.
Daily Express: Western diplomats warned Haftar “weapon system would be destroyed if error occurs again”
The Daily Express says that US, Italian, and British diplomats gave notice to Haftar that his weapon systems that brought down the US drone would be destroyed if they were to be used again.
The chief of staff of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Farag Al-Mahdawi, yesterday announced his forces would sink any Turkish ship approaching the Libyan coast.
Onboard the Ocean Viking in the Mediterranean – Forty-two-year old Florent* took off his life jacket, knelt to the floor of the Ocean Viking, a migrant rescue vessel, and let out a roar.
The US Treasury Department on Tuesday announced imposing sanctions on Mahmoud Al-Werfalli, who is a commander at Khalifa Haftar’s Saiqa Force, for committing “serious human rights abuse.”
The United States wants to work with Russia to end the conflict in Libya, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday.
The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said it had documented 647 civilian casualties since last April, when Khalifa Haftar’s offensive on Tripoli began.