Libya’s General National Congress (GNC) on Sunday (December 15th) passed a law criminalising possession of all kinds of weapons, light and heavy, as well as explosives.
Another Libyan ammunition depot blew-up Monday (December 9th).
A spate of targeted assassinations and clashes rocked Benghazi and Derna over the weekend.
TRIPOLI, Libya —Deepening divisions among Libya’s myriad armed groups are increasingly stirring conflict in the North African state. Now the United States and its allies are prepared to add a new force to the toxic mix.
Official says at least 40 escaped after a jail in the southern city of Sabha came under attack from unknown gunmen.
(CNN) — An explosion rocked a military weapons depot in southern Libya as a group of people apparently tried to loot it, killing at least 20 people, Libya’s state news agency LANA reported Friday.
In the early hours of Monday morning, the streets of Benghazi witnessed heavy fighting between the units from the national army’s Special Forces units and extremists militants from the jihadi group Ansar al-Sharia. The clashes left nine dead and dozens injured, including civilians.
Two years after the ousting of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya continues to suffer from a chronic absence of security and law and order, with almost daily assassinations, bombings and kidnappings, in addition to a plethora of common crimes.
Violence in Libya stems from the lack of unifying ideology bringing the country together, especially after NATO, CIA and Pentagon destroyed most of the national institutions within the country, editor at the Pan-African News Wire Abayomi Azikiwe told RT.
At least nine are killed and 47 wounded in Benghazi as tensions deepen between government and armed groups.