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Salame to UNSC: fighter deaths in thousands, arms embargo is ineffective, both sides ready for peace due to battle fatigue and external state interference main driver of Libya conflict

In his latest update on the Libyan situation to the UN Security Council yesterday, the head of UNSMIL, Gassan Salame said that there has now been over 100 civilian deaths, 300 injured and 120,000 displaced as well as fighter deaths ‘‘in the low thousands’’ as a result of the war …

Libya: GNA calls on UN Security Council to protect civilian facilities

The Interior Ministry of Libya’s internationally-recognised Government of National Accord called upon the UN Security Council on Tuesday to pass resolutions banning the bombing of civilian facilities. The move follows repeated attacks by forces loyal to General Khalifa Haftar against Mitiga International Airport, the only civilian airport operating in the …

Head of Libya’s HCS says Tripoli battle can be won easier with better management

The Head of the Libyan High Council of State (HCS) Khalid Al-Mishri said the Libyan Army forces under the command of the Presidential Council’s government can win the Tripoli battle, yet admitted that there is a mismanagement within the circles of the army, especially in the military tactics.

Mitiga airport remains closed, flights transferred to Misrata, LNA denies responsibility for its bombing

Tripoli’s only functioning airport, Mitiga Airport, was officially shut down on Sunday by Libya’s Civil Aviation Authority after it was hit by missiles again late Saturday. UNSMIL had reported that this was the seventh occasion since the end of July 2019 that Mitiga airport was hit by what it called …

UN envoy to Libya vows that international community will secure Tripoli’s Mitiga Airport

The UN envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame has vowed in a joint press conference with the Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha and Transportation Minister Milad Matoug in Tripoli to send the incident of attacking Tripoli’s Mitiga Airport to the International Criminal Court’s Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and the Security Council’s member states …

Number of displaced civilians from Tripoli’s war hits 199,925 people, UNHCR confirms

The internally displaced civilian count in Tripoli since the beginning of the war has risen to 199,925 people, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) confirmed Sunday.