Rival forces in Libya have failed to begin withdrawing as required under an October ceasefire agreement aimed at ending years of conflict following Muammar Gaddafi’s 2011 killing, a UN envoy said Thursday.
A well-known lawyer and human rights activist was gunned down in Benghazi, Libya, on 10 November. Hanan Al-Barassi, known as the “Granny of Burqa”, was murdered at around 2pm in one of the city’s busiest streets. According to Benghazi’s security directorate, a group of “unidentified masked men” first tried to …
Three United States senators on Wednesday said they would introduce legislation seeking to halt the Trump administration’s effort to sell more than $23bn of drones and other weapons systems to the United Arab Emirates, a showdown with the president two months before he is due to leave office.
The Libyan army announced on Wednesday that the Russian Wagner group and the Janjaweed mercenaries are still digging trenches in the northern city of Sirte.
Sirte-Jufra Operations Room rejects to reopen Misrata-Sirte road until withdrawal of foreign mercenaries
The spokesman for the Sirte-Jufra Operations Room of the Libyan army, Abdulhadi Drah, confirmed that the opening of the road between Sirte with Misrata is linked to the withdrawal of Haftar’s militias and foreign mercenaries from Sirte, in addition to the removal of mines.
Libya’s warring sides have agreed to unify forces that protect oil facilities following the United Nations-sponsored talks with the head of the country’s National Oil Corporation (NOC).
A year ago armed men took Mohamed al-Magri’s son for questioning as fighting raged around the Libyan capital, and now he fears Haitham was killed and buried in a mass grave.
Tuesday, November 16th resumed the discussions between the Joint military Commission of the two warring parties in the Libyan conflict, also known as the “5+5” in regards to the restoration of protective forces of the oil facilities.
Tripoli-based government warns last month’s ceasefire deal could be ‘in peril’ after rival forces stage live fire exercises.
The spokesman for the Libyan Army under the command of the Government of National Accord (GNA) Mohammed Gununu warned in a statement Thursday the UNSMIL that the GNA wouldn’t accept negotiations under the presence of the foreign mercenaries and their anti-aircraft systems in Sirte.