The rift between Awaqir tribe in Benghazi and rogue General Khalifa Haftar widened on Monday following the selection of tribesman Faraj Egaim as Deputy Minister of Interior in the government of Tripoli-based Presidential Council.
Until recently, the shores of Zawiya, west of Tripoli, were the crossroads for much of Libya’s human trafficking. But over the last few weeks, such trade has come to a standstill.
Armed groups engaged in heavy fighting in Janan Atia district in Ajaylat town, some 80 kilometers west of Tripoli, on Wednesday, leaving a number of people dead and others wounded.
The Libyan Express was told by an internal source from the Constitution Drafting Assembly (CDA) of the whole details of the Saturday attack on Al-Bayda headquarters, where the Libyan constitution draft was approved by 43 votes out of 44 attending ones.
The Interior Minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA) Aref Al-Khoja, visited Thursday the General Directorate of the Security and Police Training in order to check on the work process.
Authorities in the eastern region of Libya have issued an order banning the Minister of Higher Education in the UN-installed government from entering the region.
Misratan brigades aligned with the Salvation Government of Khalifa Al-Ghawiel have pulled back from Tripoli International Airport after two days of fierce fighting against rival groups loyal to the UN-installed Presidency Council.
The Interior Ministry and the Justice Ministry of the Government of National Accord (GNA) said they have secured the inmate from Hadba prison after the prison compound was seized by Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade on Friday.
An armed Libyan group on Friday seized the al-Hadhba jail in south Tripoli where former officials of the regime of late strongman Moammer Gaddafi are being held, a judicial source said.
Italy has signed a deal with Libya, Chad and Niger to try to stem the flow of migrants across the Mediterranean by beefing up border controls and creating new reception centers in the African nations, according to a report by Agence-France Presse.