The EU believes that its IRINI Operation has been successful in its role of enforcing the UN Security Council Resolution on the arms embargo on Libya.
The head of the eastern-based and Khalifa Hafter-aligned Petroleum Facilities Guards (PFG), Naji Moghrabi, announced in a televised address yesterday that they are lifting the blockade on the export of oil and gas already produced and in storage.
The Turkish military will provide assistance to restructuring the Libyan Army into a regular army based on the model that was used in training the Azerbaijani Army. Meanwhile, forces loyal to the internationally recognized government in Tripoli captured another Russian military helicopter belonging to putschist Gen. Khalifa Haftar’s militias near …
Libya’s internationally recognized prime minister, Faiez Sarraj, met German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and his delegation in Tripoli on Monday.
The US ambassador to Libya, Richard Norland, praised the Turkish intervention in Libya, which contributed to turning the scales in favour of the UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA).
The Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said Germany’s call for a demilitarized solution in Sirte and Jufra could be accepted by Ankara as a preliminary approach, saying the only solution lies in unity in the international community’s stance on Libya.
The Interior Minister of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) Fathi Bashagha told Qatari and Turkish Defense Ministers that vigilance was very important as war can break again in Libya at any moment.
The Libyan National Army (LNA), led by Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, organized a major celebration on the occasion of its 80th anniversary on Aug. 10 in the Abu Rawash area west of the Egyptian capital Cairo, near the monument of the founding of the LNA.
A senior British diplomat became involved in a plan to improve the image of Khalifa Haftar after the eastern Libyan commander was accused of committing war crimes.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, visiting war-torn Libya’s capital on Monday, warned of a “deceptive calm” since fighting has stalled around Sirte, the strategic hometown of fallen dictator Muammar Al-Gaddafi.