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.
The Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha has linked Berlin Conference to the first step of solution to the Libyan crisis, urging European countries, especially Germany, to pressure countries supporting Khalifa Haftar to stop escalation and creation of tensions among social communities in the country.
Turkey and Qatar have reiterated their support for Libya’s internationally recognised government during a trip by their defence ministers to the capital, Tripoli, where Germany’s foreign minister also paid an unexpected visit.
The spokesman for the Libyan Government of National Accord’s (GNA) Sirte-Jufra Operations Room Abdelhadi Drah said they had depicted six flights on Russian military cargo planes coming from Syria’s Lattakia to eastern Libya’s Labreg and Benina airports.
The Libyan Audit Bureau has suspended several officials from the military medical department and seized sums at bank accounts of certain firms till they return the money they have embezzled. The bureau referred the cases to the Military and Public Prosecutors.
The Libyan Army, which has achieved a string of victories over renegade Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar recently, has said that it has detected 70 armed vehicles belonging to the Sudanese Janjaweed militias heading towards Sirte, east of the capital Tripoli. The army is loyal to the internationally-recognised Government of National …
The Defense Ministry of the Libyan Government of National Accord said the number of deaths due to mines planted by Khalifa Haftar’s forces in south Tripoli and Sirte had reached 55.
Germany, France and Italy plan to push ahead with a bid to use European Union sanctions to stem the continuing supply of arms to war-torn Libya.
The body of a retired air force Brigadier General, under Khalifa Haftar’s command, named Abdelmonem Al-Dibani and aged 60, has been found on Gawarsha road in Benghazi, according to his relatives, who said the body was stabbed “32 times”.