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UN, international and national organizations call for end of Derna siege in east Libya

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya, Maria Ribeiro, has expressed concerns over reports of severe shortages of basic necessities, including life saving medical supplies due to the siege laid on Derna in east Libya by the forces of Khalifa Haftar-led Operation Dignity.

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Report scandalizes Israeli military support for Haftar in east Libya

A well-informed Israeli source – who requested anonymity, considering the matter is censored by the Israeli military – tells me that the IDF has bombed Islamic State military positions (Google translation) in Libya on behalf of strongman General Khalifa Haftar (read a more comprehensive profile here).

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Mixed reaction to Cairo talks between Misrata and eastern representatives

The talks in Cairo between a delegation of top political figures from Misrata and representatives from eastern Libya who support the Libyan National Army and Khalifa Hafter has drawn conflicting responses from the participants and the Egyptian authorities who organised them.

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