After yesterday’s hype over the reopening by Prime Minister Abd Alhamid Aldabaiba of the coastal road between Misrata and Sirte, linking western and eastern Libya, the 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC) said the road will not be open to the general public immediately.
An Algerian media website specialising in security and military issues has said that the claim that Libya’s Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar took control of the Issine Border Crossing is fake news. According to Mena Defence, the story was fabricated by pro-Haftar media as part of the psychological warfare against Algeria …
Attending the closing ceremony of ‘‘Exercise African Lion 21’’ held in Morocco 17-19 June, Commander of U.S. Africa Command, General Stephen Townsend, met with several African defence leaders including Libyan Government of National Unity representatives and the Chief of Staff of the Libyan Army, Gen. Mohamad al-Haddad, AFRICOM reported yesterday.
Libya’s eastern commander Khalifa Haftar is planning to escalate military activity in the country before the end of the year in order to disrupt the elections scheduled for 24 December, reported the New Arab newspaper.
The Libyan 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC) has postponed reopening the coastal road between Sirte and Misrata until damages on the road are fixed and checkpoints are clearly assigned to security untis.
The statement came after forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar said they have taken control of a border crossing with Algeria.
Forces loyal to Libya’s eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar have closed the border with Algeria, they said on Sunday, after major deployments of his forces to the south underscored his continued role despite efforts to unify the country, reports Reuters.
Sudanese Foreign Minister, Mariam Al-Mahdi, yesterday warned against what she described as the “danger of possible armed mercenaries returning from Libya to Sudan,” adding that such a move would threaten the “entire region’s security.”
Egyptian chief of the General Intelligence Services (GIS) Major General Abbas Kamel arrives in Libyan city of Benghazi to meets with general commander of the Libyan National Army Khalifa Haftar, few hours after meeting with Prime Minister-designate of the new Government of National Unity (GNU), Abdel Hamid Al-Dabaiba on Thursday.
More than 270 people were rescued at sea this week after attempting to sail to Europe from Libya.