The continuing rise in abductions at the hands of militias highlights how the absence of the rule of law in Libya is fueling chaos and lawlessness and leaving civilians in the country living in fear, said Amnesty International Monday.
NATO has said it would assist Libya’s Presidential Council to rebuild the country’s defense departments. The announcement was made by Jens Stoltenberg, the organization’s Secretary General at a press conference with Italian Premier Paulo Gentiloni, last week in Rome.
NATO is to send a team to Libya to help re-build state institutions, according to Jens Stoltenberg, the organisation’s Secretary-General.
Two commanders from Libya were in Brussels on Tuesday (25 April) to discuss migration with the European Commission as part of a broader effort to stop people from fleeing into Europe.
The Presidential Council of the UN-proposed government has decided to form a committee headed by the Minister of Local Governing, Baddad Gansu, to be tasked to communicate with the conflicting parties in the Libyan southern region to reach an agreement by which the ceasefire can commence.
The National Oil Corporation in Tripoli has denied allowing the military warplanes of Dignity Operation or any other force to use Al-Feel oilfield’s airport for military ends.
Ambassadors from the five permanent members of the UN Security Council – China, France, Russia, the UK and the USA – have warned that fighting in the south, in particular around Tamenhint, could result in an escalation of the conflict in Libya.
NOC must react to use of oilfield’s airports by Dignity Operation, UN-proposed government’s official says
The south brigade and other armed forces have joined brigades 16, 45 of UN-proposed government’s defense ministry in the attack that paved the way for regaining control of Timnahent airbase and Samnu district, the spokesperson of the “Desert Wrath” operation, Colonel Salem Abu Rawi confirmed on Monday.
Libyan forces loyal to the national agreement government retook an airbase in the south of the country from forces loyal to the Tobruk-based parliament, led by military leader Khalifa Haftar, the Anadolu Agency reported yesterday.
The Benghazi Defence Brigade has announced that it has pulled out of Jufra airbase near Hun and handed it over to the general chief of staff of the Libyan army (the army supporting the Presidency Council). It says it has gone to another location, but has not disclosed where this it.