Libyan government forces began a new operation on Saturday to retake the city of Tarhouna, 88 kilometres southeast of the Tripoli, from forces loyal to rogue General Khalifa Haftar.
The war in Libya continues despite multiple calls by the United Nations (UN) and international humanitarian organisations to stop armed clashes, at least temporarily, to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
Social media activists circulated reports of a “valuable catch” at the Haftar-controlled Al-Wattia air base in eastern Libya.
Renewed rocket attacks on Tripoli’s civilian neighborhoods by Khalifa Haftar’s forces have killed three civilians and injured several others.
Political Scientist Lisa Anderson explores how the local players in the Libyan conflict affect the decision-making of states, both in North Africa and beyond.
UNSMIL condemns LNA indiscriminate bombardment of Tripoli civilians and expresses concern over actions of Tripoli-aligned forces in newly captured areas in Western Libya
The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said yesterday that it was alarmed by the continuing escalation of violence in Libya, particularly by the intensification of fighting in the past few days, resulting in civilian casualties and risking new waves of displacement.
The head of Libya’s UN-recognised government Fayez al-Sarraj has said he would not resume negotiations with renegade commander Khalifa Haftar, accusing him of exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to launch a new offensive against the government.
Russia wanted more leverage over an aspiring Libyan strongman. The White House provided it by assenting to a disastrous civil war.
Despite pleas by the United Nations and international humanitarian organisations to suspend violence, at least temporarily during the coronavirus pandemic, the Libyan civil war continues as usual.
Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) launched counterattacks against rebel leader Khalifa Haftar‘s militia positions after his fighters rained rockets on the capital of Tripoli early Tuesday.