Defence Minister of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) Salah Al-Din Al-Namroush told Italy to seek French mediation to release its fishermen held captive by the Libyan National Army led by Khalifa Haftar, news sites reported yesterday.
Forces loyal to eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar have intercepted a Turkish ship off the North African country’s coast and towed it to the port of Ras al-Hilal, east of Benghazi, the general’s self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) said on Monday.
Government of National Accord’s Minister of Defence Salahaddin Namroush warned that the GNA will withdraw from ceasefire agreement after it was violated by Haftar Forces.
Turkey condemned on Tuesday the interception of one of its ships by eastern-based Libyan forces in the Mediterranean, saying it must be allowed to resume its journey to western Libya and warned of possible reprisals.
According to sources from the city of Ubari south of Libya, Battalion 117 of Haftar’s forces withdrew from the outskirts of the city after negotiations with the council.
An unexploded ordnances on Friday killed one person and wounded another in the city of Tarhouna southeast of Tripoli, a source from the city has confirmed.
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The Sicilian fishermen of Mazara del Vallo are experts in catching red shrimp, one of the most highly prized crustaceans in the Mediterranean Sea.
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When Colonel Naji al-Garabli pushes the detonator, dirt, smoke and sand punch up into the air. A stomach-rattling boom shakes the ground.
At least 20,000 foreign fighters and mercenaries are in Libya causing a “serious crisis” as weapons continue pouring into the war-ravaged North African nation, a United Nations official warned on Wednesday.