The Libyan National Army (LNA) led by Khalifa Haftar is planning to take Tripoli in two or three weeks, believes that the operation will not take long, Khairi Tamimi, the head of the LNA General Commander’s Office, told Sputnik on Wednesday.
GNA Says Egypt’s Statements on Libya Misrepresent True Situation
On Tuesday, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi, who is the current president of the African Union, convened an unscheduled African summit to discuss the political crisis in Libya. However, Sisi did not outline a definite position on the issue and refrained from condemning Khalifa Haftar, leader of the Libyan National …
Haftar’s forces ‘shoot detained refugees’ amid ongoing Tripoli clashes
Refugees and migrants trapped in a detention centre on the front line of conflict in Tripoli for weeks say they were shot at indiscriminately on Tuesday by fighters affiliated to Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s forces advancing on Libya’s capital.
Libya’s Presidential Council Spokesman: No dialogue until attacking forces are defeated
The spokesman for the Presidential Council (PC) Muhannd Younis said the Head of the PC, Fayez Al-Sarraj is supervising the fighting against “Khalifa Haftar’s militias” as there would be no dialogue until they are defeated.
After Trump’s telephone conversation with Haftar: UN confirms legitimacy of Government of National Accord
The United Nations confirmed on Monday that the Government of National Accord is the only recognised government in Libya, days after US President Donald Trump’s telephone conversation with retired Major General Khalifa Haftar who has been attacking the capital Tripoli.
African leaders urge ‘peaceful’ transition in Sudan, ceasefire in Libya
Egypt hosted African leaders for emergency talks Tuesday on the upheavals in neighbouring Sudan and Libya, as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi warned against “a slide into chaos”.
Libya’s Interior Minister asks Cyprus not to issue passports for Haftar’s sons
The Interior Minister of the Libyan Presidential Council’s government Fathi Bashagha has asked his counterpart in Cyprus not to issue passports for four sons of Khalifa Haftar, after news said they were applying for them currently.
Armed men crossing from Libya alleged to be French spies
A group of armed French nationals intercepted along the Tunisia-Libya border last week are members of France‘s intelligence services, according to an unnamed source in Tunisia’s presidency who was quoted by Radio France International (RFI).
UN, WHO call for a ceasefire in Libya’s Tripoli
The World Health Organisation says 264 people have now died and 1,266 others have been injured in clashes between the eastern-based army and the UN-backed government’s forces around Libya’s capital Tripoli.
Libya: Detained refugees shot as clashes near Tripoli continue
Refugees and migrants trapped in a detention centre on the front line of conflict in Tripoli for weeks say they were shot at indiscriminately on Tuesday by fighters aligned with eastern forces advancing on Libya’s capital. At least 10 people were seriously wounded by gunfire, detainees said.