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Italy pushes for including Haftar in “a untied Tripoli-based government”

Italy voiced renewed on Tuesday its support for General Khalifa Haftar, a Libyan military man who controls the eastern part of Libya and enjoys close ties with Russia, urging the EU to accept that he should assume a role in Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli, Politico reported.

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Libyan army and police must be empowered Kobler tells UN Security Council

Narrow interests drive many of Libya’s armed groups and there must consensus on the future command of a united Libyan army, UN special envoy Martin Kobler has told the Security Council today. Whilst the formation of the Presidential Guard was a positive step, he added, it was merely a transitional …

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Heavy clashes in Abu Sleem; shooting spreads to other Tripoli districts

This afternoon clashes erupted in Abu Sleem and Salahedeen districts in Tripoli between the Abu Sleem Central Security Force belonging to Abdul Ghani Al-Kikli (a.k.a. Ghneiwa) and gunmen loyal to Salah Al-Burki, most of them from Misrata. Reports tonight indicate tanks and heavy mortar are being used. There was shooting …

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