In the wake of the visit by the Prime Minister of the Presidential Council (PC) of the UN-imposed government, Fayez Al-Sirraj, to Khalifa Haftar in Al-Marj city Saturday, many heated reactions surfaced in a row on the media.
Libya’s internationally recognized parliament has rejected the country’s new unity government, installed by a December United Nations peace deal, scuppering plans for a speedy political resolution to an 18-month civil war.
The chief of talks’ team of the General National Congress (GNC), Saleh Al-Makhzoum, denounced trials of the House of Representatives (HoR) to modify the 8th article of the Libyan Political Agreement LPA) concerning the military, security and civil posts.
In a rare public speech that lasted over an hour – a record – Commander-in-Chief of the Libyan army Khalifa Haftar on Saturday told an assembly of eastern Libyan representatives that his forces remained strong and that the “liberation of Benghazi from terrorism” was near thanks to popular and tribal …
The spokesman for Libyan General Khalifa Haftar launched a scathing tirade against the controversial army chief on Friday, accusing him of corruption and a long list of war crimes, The New Arab‘s Arabic service has reported.
The appointment of Colonel Mahdi Al-Barghathi as Minister of Defence by the Presidency Council has triggered conflicting reactions in the east and west of the country.
The UN Support Mission in Libya is in limbo because of the fate of renegade Gen. Khalifa Haftar in the UN-imposed government.
While the Islamic State Group grabbed headlines last week when it attempted to seize two of Libya’s most important oil terminals, nearby a town is sliding into violence without having raised much attention so far. Ajdabiya is divided along political, tribal and ideological lines and residents fear that the war …
Unidentified warplanes struck Islamic State group positions in central Libya on Sunday, eyewitnesses have reported.
Germany is considering sending more than 100 troops to train the armed forces of Libya, which is in turmoil due to rival political administrations and Islamic State group attacks, Der Spiegelmagazine reported Saturday.