Turkey might have managed to stave off pressure to withdraw its military presence in Libya by agreeing to pull out the Syrian militia, but Ankara’s policies are widening the divide between rival Libyan actors and expanding the anti-Turkey front in the international arena.
The Algerian army’s Chief of Staff, Said Chengriha, said his country “will not accept any threats” and vowed that its response will be “tough and firm” against anyone who tries to tamper with its reputation, security, or territorial integrity, Anadolu Agency reported.
Some 90 migrants on a boat in distress were reportedly intercepted and returned to Libya over the weekend. The NGO Sea-Watch said Maltese authorities shared the boat’s location with the Libyan coast guard to prevent it from reaching Maltese waters.
Libyan human rights group says release of perpetrators of Abu Salim massacre does not achieve reconciliation
The Human Rights Solidarity confirmed that the release of suspects involved in serious mass violations such as the Abu Salim prison massacre does not assist in achieving national reconciliation in Libya.
The US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, said withdrawal of foreign forces from Libya will start soon and that there is an international consensus on this file.
Libya does not yet fully use internationally accepted accounting principles and Audit Bureau is not independent according to international standards: U.S. State Department report
The section in the U.S. State Department ‘‘2021 Fiscal Transparency Report’’ on Libya says internal political and civil conflict has prevented the Libyan government from fully implementing its budget processes, which has adversely affected fiscal transparency and the country’s operations.
Following violence towards refugees and migrants held in two detention centres in the Libyan capital Tripoli, Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders-MSF) announced on Tuesday that it will temporarily suspend its activities in Mabani and Abu Salim detention centres.
After a conference on Libya’s political future ended without a concrete plan for the withdrawal of foreign forces, a top US diplomat expressed optimism but said Washington is “realistic” about what can be achieved ahead of elections later this year.
The Libyan Prime Minister, Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah, stressed Thursday to the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, the urgency to remove all foreign forces and mercenaries and armed groups from Libya to achieve security.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres yesterday announced that “the initial group of UN ceasefire monitors will be deployed to Tripoli soon.”