Islamist militias attacked Libya’s key oil-producing region on Wednesday only to be repelled by forces commanded by controversial general Khalifa Haftar, military sources said.
The Presidency Council’s Presidential Guard, which was signed into being at the end of August, is to begin recruiting in earnest next week, its commander said today.
Following the briefing on 6 December by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Martin Kobler, the Members of the Security Council reiterated their support for his efforts and those of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, and encouraged their intensified efforts in facilitating implementation of the Libyan Political Agreement.
A mayor for Sirte is to be elected on 12 December. The date has been chosen by the Central Committee for Municipal Council Elections (CCMCE) following the crushing of the so-called Islamic State (IS) in the town.
Martin Kobler, the UN’s special envoy to Libya, has called on the “presidential guard” to provide security to the various bodies of government, including the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA).
The member of the Presidential Council of the UN-proposed government, Ali Al-Gotrani, proposed Sunday a transitional phase under the governing of what he called “the national army” led by Khalifa Haftar in order to have a full grip tightened on Libya and then reorder the political issues in accordance with …
Libya’s General Haftar arrived in Moscow last week on his second visit to Russia this year, and met with senior political and military officials, including the Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu.
Members of a militia group loyal to Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) have retaken control of the Libyan coastal city of Sirte from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Wered vomits every morning. Her dream, like that of so many others, was to cross the Mediterrean to Europe to seek a better life for herself and her family. Now, at 16, she is pregnant after months of rape and abuse by Islamic State fighters, and locked in a Libyan …
US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday that there would be no foreign military intervention in Libya and called for a diplomatic solution as violence flared in the capital Tripoli.