Much of what was once a charming Italian city, with cafés, art-deco cinema and royal palace, is a smashed ghost town. The courthouse where Libyans rose up against Qaddafi in 2011 is awash with sewage. “Lost homeland”, reads a graffito on a chipped colonnade adorning the old Bank of Rome.
The director of the Department of State’s Bureau of Counterterrorism (CT), Ayhan Avila, said that their program, Libya Aviation and Airport Security (AvSec), trained 350 Libyans in aviation security since its launch in 2018, including 37 women.
Two of Tripoli’s leading state-recognized militias, Ghnewa Kikli’s Support and Stability Agency and the the Nuwasi Brigade, clashed in central Tripoli last night. It is still unclear what the cause of the clash was.
The Interior Ministry of the Libyan outgoing government said that the Sabratha Security Directorate transferred 40 people of different African nationalities to the Anti-Illegal Immigration Agency, after they were caught in a human smuggling den in the city during the last period.
The Libyan Interior Ministry condemned the armed confrontations in Tripoli on Monday evening between armed groups affiliated to the Presidential Council and the Interior Ministry of Dbeibeh’s government.
A senior figure in Khalifa Haftar’s militias was shot dead in Benghazi on Sunday, local sources have confirmed.
The fighting detachments of the 444th Brigade announced yesterday that it is continuing its anti-fuel smuggling campaign on the edges of greater Tripoli.
Over the past two days, the Libyan Coast Guard managed to rescue 316 migrants off the country’s coast, while the body of a migrant has been recovered from a boat that sank two weeks ago, the Libyan Navy said.
A new plan to start training the Libyan Coast Guard and navy is ready and waiting for EU approval, the Operation Commander for the EU military operation in the Mediterranean (IRINI), Admiral Stefano Turchetto, said on Wednesday.
Germany said Wednesday that its military no longer will provide training to Libya’s coast guard because of concerns about their treatment of migrants.