A helicopter from Libya’s Tripoli-based government was shot down on Tuesday, killing at least nine passengers, an official said, blaming the rival, internationally recognised administration, which denied the accusation.
The general command of the Libyan armed forces denied any involvement in a helicopter crash on Tuesday that claimed the lives of several civilians and military personnel affiliated with the rival government in Tripoli.
The UN-sponsored Skhirat Geneva process aimed at achieving a political settlement in Libya kicked off again last week, and could be in a decisive phase after months of stalemate.
The intention of the UN envoy to Libya to meet military and security commanders without permission from state authorities has angered the GNC president.
Libya’s Prime Minister Abdallah al-Thinni on Monday sent a letter to Parliament requesting an investigation into allegations of embezzlement that the head of the Libyan air force, Sagr al-Jarushi, has raised against him.
Benghazi has had a few turbulent years since the bloody overthrow of former leader Muammar Gaddafi.
Federalist Ziad Daghaim, a member in the dissolved parliament of Tobruk, said that Dignity Operation had received around a billion dinars from Al-Thani government but it failed to take control of Benghazi.
Jordan is to train the Libyan armed forces. A memorandum of understanding was signed in Amman today by the head of the Libyan armed forces, General Khalifa Hafter, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Jordanian Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Mashal Mohamed Al-Zaben.
Having been promised substantial support by fellow Arab countries to fight the Islamic State Group, the official Libyan government faces bitter accusations of treason by its political rival back home. The Arab League endorsed foreign military assistance to the Libyan army, angering the Libyan opposition, in whose view the army …
Islamic State militants ferociously put down a civilian uprising in the Libyan city of Sirte this week, further tightening the group’s grip over the terrorized local population, and cementing control of key roads that lead to the desert country’s central oil fields and beyond.