Malta has seized a massive shipment of an unofficial Libyan currency believed to have been destined for Khalifa Haftar who is leading an offensive south of Tripoli.
Cairo hosted another two-day meeting bringing together members of the Libyan House of Representatives to discuss the country’s political crisis. The Oct. 18-19 summit was held in anticipation of a UN-sponsored conference in Berlin scheduled for early November to settle the crisis.
Heavy clashes have been reported between the army of the internationally-recognised government of Libya and renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar’s forces on the outskirts of the capital Tripoli.
The Libyan National Army, led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, said it was responding to an attack by forces of Government National Accord (GNA) in Saladin axis south of Tripoli.
Russia has returned to the Middle East as a major power player. Yet its toolkit is modest, providing an opening for the United States to correct its recent policy changes.
The Libyan Interior Ministry has condemned attacks on its headquarters in Tripoli by Khalifa Haftar’s warplanes, saying in a statement that the attacks were evidence of the criminality of the military forces who carried it against state institutions disregarding the threats they posed to civilians.
The ex-Head of High Council of State Abdelrahman Al-Sweihli met Wednesday with the deputy ambassador of the United Kingdom in Libya.
Salame: UN mission informed UN Security Council, International Criminal Court on civilian targets bombed in Tripoli
The UN envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame has said that the mission had handed over all information related to the bombing of civilian targets, hospitals, schools, and airports to the UN Security Council, the Committee of Experts on Libya, and the International Criminal Court.
The two most reputable international human rights organisations, Amnesty International (AI) and Human Rights Watch (HRW) both issued reports last week detailing major human rights violations and potential war crimes in Haftar’s assault on Tripoli.
The Libyan capital’s only functioning airport will resume operations after being closed for two months following bombardment by forces loyal to eastern-based military commander Khalifa Haftar.