Since the current conflict in Libya between the Libyan National Army (LNA) and the Government of National Accord (GNA) began with the former’s siege on Tripoli in April airpower has played a very significant role in the war efforts of both sides.
A 53-year-old naturalised American citizen was handed a 30-year prison sentence by a Los Angeles federal court for attempting to sell surface-to-air missiles to Libyan militants and other groups in the Middle East. Rami Najm Asad-Ghanem pleaded guilty to multiple federal crimes at his November trial.
The U.S. Embassy in Libya expressed on Monday concern over attacks on civilian airports in western Libya, as the armed conflict between Libya’s UN-backed government and the rival eastern-based Khalifa Haftar’s forces continues.
As southern Tripoli frontlines have been seeing an uneasy calm with some intermittent clashes between the Libyan Army forces and Khalifa Haftar’s forces, the latter, positioned in Urban town between Gharyan and Tarhouna, have attempted to advance on Gharyan but failed.
The Tripoli Ministry of Health aligned to the Faiez Serraj-led Presidency Council and Government of National Accord condemned what it called the “heinous practices of killing prisoners after torturing them and abusing their bodies in ways that violate all local and international laws and customs”.
A convoy of 75 military vehicles coming from eastern Libya entered Sharara oilfield on Monday, local media outlets reported a military source from Ubari as saying.
The head of social council of Wadi Utba Abdelkader Al-Sheikh said over 75% of the Murzuq residents had been displaced to their town, saying their conditions are very miserable as the town of Wadi Utba cannot provide for them for the number of displaced families needs support from everyone.
UNSMIL condemned on Saturday the airstrikes on Zuara civilian airport attributed to the air force of the Khalifa Hafter-led Libyan National Army (LNA).
The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) disclaimed the allegations of using Zuwara airport for military purposes.
Libya’s UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) on Monday announced it had downed an armed drone belonging to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in northwestern Misrata city, Anadolu reports.