Over two people were killed and others injured on Saturday in Derna neighborhoods as the forces of the self-proclaimed army led by Khalifa Haftar continued to shell the city amid a lingering encirclement that bans foods, medicines and other basic needs from arriving in the city for the civilian population.
France has secretly provided the commander of the self-styled army in eastern Libya, Khalifa Haftar, with reconnaissance aircraft (Beechcraft 350) to help his forces in their advance on Derna, eastern Libya, reported Africa Intelligence.
Libyan Grand Mufti Sheikh Al-Sadiq Al-Gharyani called on all Libyans to support their brothers in Derna by all means within their capabilities and to declare civil disobedience if the shelling on the city does not stop.
A woman was killed and 5 others wounded in gunfire outside Ganan police station, 30km south of Ajdabiya, on Saturday.
Libya has signed an agreement with its southern neighboring countries Niger, Chad and Sudan to secure the joint border against human and weapons smuggling.
A surprise attack on the Taminhent airbase, located 30 Kilometres north-east Sebha, by a coalition of Chadian rebel militias and Benghazi Defence Brigade (BDB “Saraya”) forces yesterday, was repelled by Hafter-led Libyan National Army (LNA) forces.
From 1 May to 31 May 2018, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented 101 civilian casualties –47 deaths and 54 injuries – during the conduct of hostilities, including car and suicide bombings, across Libya. The death toll is the highest recorded by UNSMIL for any month in …
Tens of thousands of Libyan civilians are trapped in Derna living under heavy shelling and food shortages, as fighters loyal to rogue general Khalifa Haftar step-up their assault on the coastal city, the UN has warned.
The Local Council of Derna in eastern Libya has sent a distress call for all local and international organizations, UN, Arab League, African Union and others to help the civilian population amid deteriorated humanitarian conditions.
Sources from the city of Derna have reported that The Protection Force of Derna withdrew from its positions from Al-Fatayeh district to the east of the city.