France on Sunday slammed Turkey’s “aggressive” intervention in the Libya conflict as unacceptable, accusing its fellow NATO member of violating a UN arms embargo and sending half a dozen ships to the war-torn country’s coast.
Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has said his country’s position on the situation in Libya is to reject military action and to keep a distance from all the parties involved in the crisis.
The US Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Bureau at the State Department, David Schenker, said Washington was investigating and trying to get to the bottom of reports that Khalifa Haftar’s plane was in the Venezuelan capital Caracas last week as part of an attempt to secure an oil deal.
Two Libyan families presented their case against the military commander of Libya’s eastern authority, Khalifa Haftar, to a US court on Friday, in an unusual effort to hold him accountable for atrocities committed during the civil war.
The United Nations voiced “horror” after reports that eight mass graves had been discovered in an area recently seized by the unity government after forces loyal to eastern strongman Khalifa Haftar withdrew.
The Libyan army of the internationally backed Government of National Accord (GNA) announced yesterday that it had taken control of a major supply line used by militias loyal to opposition figure Khalifa Haftar.
Reporting 27 deaths and 40 injuries due to landmines and IED’s in civilian areas of south Tripoli up to 9 June, the Ministry of Justice of the internationally recognized Libyan government based in Tripoli yesterday announced that it had formed a committee to investigate these grave human rights violation.
Libyan local media outlets published preliminary lists of the names of the mass graves’ recognized bodies in Tarhouna, which had all been killed by Al-Kani militia and Khalifa Haftar’s forces as they were in control of Tarhouna. The list included women, children and elderly people.
Eastern-based forces allied with Libyan renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar have slowed down an advance by the country’s internationally recognised government into the strategic city of Sirte, military officials told Al Jazeera.
A Libyan official close to renegade general Khalifa Haftar has sought support from Israel, an Israeli daily reported Wednesday.