A UN investigation has revealed that a British colonel blocked a Jordanian arms deal worth more than $80 million with Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s forces.
Mark Zaid, lawyer of the families suing Haftar for allegedly killing their loved ones in Tripoli, and Qanfouda said they had notified warlord Khalifa Haftar of their intention to take his deposition within 45 days in the civil lawsuit brought against him.
The spokesman for the forces of Khalifa Haftar, Ahmed Al-Mismari, said “Brigade 128” was attacked by four armed vehicles in north Soukna in Jufra at dawn on Thursday.
Italian Consul Carlo Batori finally arrived in Benghazi yesterday to reopen the Italian Consulate in the city. Officially, his arrival was a very low-profile affair. The Italian embassy in Tripoli has made no official announcement.
The Libyan Prime Minister Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah said Monday that he was working on selecting two deputies for the Defense Ministry from the members of the 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC): Khalifa Haftar’s forces and Libyan Army under the Government of National Unity.
Khalifa Haftar has told one of his loyalist journalists, Mahmoud Al-Musrati, in an interview the latter posted on his Facebook page Friday, that if elections won’t be held in December, his forces will be ready to “liberate Tripoli from criminals and militias once again.”
Khalid Al-Mishri, Chairman of the High Council of State, accused the United Nations Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) of favouritism towards retired General Khalifa Haftar’s forces.
Differences have arisen between delegates at the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) meeting in Geneva over the possibility of Khalifa Haftar standing as a candidate in December’s presidential election in the North African country, Arabi21 has reported.
The Algerian army’s Chief of Staff, Said Chengriha, said his country “will not accept any threats” and vowed that its response will be “tough and firm” against anyone who tries to tamper with its reputation, security, or territorial integrity, Anadolu Agency reported.
After yesterday’s hype over the reopening by Prime Minister Abd Alhamid Aldabaiba of the coastal road between Misrata and Sirte, linking western and eastern Libya, the 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC) said the road will not be open to the general public immediately.