Flights heading to the Libyan capital were forced to divert on Sunday after air strikes, reportedly carried out by personnel loyal to eastern commander Khalifa Haftar, targeted Tripoli’s only functioning airport.
One civilian killed, others injured in attacks by Haftar’s forces on Tripoli’s Salah Al-Deen neighborhood
Indiscriminate shelling by Khalifa Haftar’s forces on Salah Al-Deen neighborhood in southern Tripoli injured a child and several civilians and shut down an elementary school, eyewitnesses said, adding that the shells fell on a house and nearby the school.
Libya: Haftar forces attack airport in Tripoli
Libya’s Mitiga international airport in Tripoli was hit by an airstrike Sunday, Anadolu reports. Mustafa el-Mecei, the spokesman for the Government of National Accord (GNA) Burkan al-Ghadab (Volcano of Rage) military operation, told Anadolu Agency warplanes that targeted the airport four times were flown by forces loyal to Gen. Khalifa …
Security sources confirm clashes in Sabha
Security sources from Sabha have reported skirmishes in the area of Mansheya and an attack on a military checkpoint belonging to so-called battalion 128, loyal to Haftar, near Al-Qadisiya Square, on Saturday night.
Amnesty International blames Haftar for fate of kidnapped Libyan female lawmaker
Amnesty International has launched on its website a campaign calling on Khalifa Haftar to reveal the fate and whereabouts of the member of House of Representatives (HoR) Siham Sirgiwa and urging him to ensure her release and protect her from all forms of torture.
Libya’s Presidential Council urges Security Council to sanction countries supporting Haftar
The Libyan Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord has condemned in the strongest terms the “terrorist airstrikes” againt the Interior Ministry’s headquarters in Tripoli on last Thursday by Khalifa Haftar’s forces.
Malta seized Russia-printed banknotes en route to Haftar’s forces in eastern Libya
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.
Libyan parliamentarians meet in Cairo
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.
Clashes reported in Libya as sides reject diplomacy
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.
Libya: LNA Thwarts GNA Attack in 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.