Following today’s reported incident in which a motorcade carrying Presidency Council head Faiez Serraj and State Council chairman Abdulrahman Sewehly was allegedly shot at near the Rixos hotel complex, Sewehli has released a statement accusing Khalifa Ghell of trying to assassinate him.
Fayez al-Sarraj not hurt after convoy comes under fire
Unidentified gunmen have opened fire on a convoy carrying the prime minister of Libya’s UN-backed government, Fayez al-Sarraj, in Tripoli without causing any casualties, according to his administration.
Libya’s head of ‘unity government’ survives assassination attempt
The head of Libya’s UN-backed unity government survived an assassination attempt on Monday, according to local reports.
Libya’s Special Deterrence Force arrest four oil executives over offshore fraud
Days after Libya loaded its first tanker from a new floating storage platform in the offshore Bouri oilfield, Special Deterrence Force had detained four senior oil executives over fraud related to the project.
High Council of Libyan Notables and Elders expresses support for Libyan National Guard
The High Council of Libyan Notables and Elders has expressed support for Libyan National Guard (LNG), which was recently formed, calling on Libya’s revolutionaries to join the LNG to be under the legitimacy of one state and end the political fragmentation.
Libya unity government slams creation of rival ‘national guard’
Libya’s UN-backed unity government on Sunday slammed the creation of a national guard rival by armed groups to its own presidential guard in the capital Tripoli.
Turkey looks to train and build unified Libyan army
Turkey and Libya have agreed to look into the possibility of Turkish involvement in building and training a united, professional Libyan army. The two side also agreed as a first step to send a group of Libyan pilots to Turkey for training on Turkish-made helicopters and drones.
Libyan army and police must be empowered Kobler tells UN Security Council
Narrow interests drive many of Libya’s armed groups and there must consensus on the future command of a united Libyan army, UN special envoy Martin Kobler has told the Security Council today. Whilst the formation of the Presidential Guard was a positive step, he added, it was merely a transitional …
AL-Ghasri requests Presidential Council’s backup for forces securing Sirte
The Presidential Council of the UN-proposed government should provide the necessary support for the forces appointed to secure Sirte and for the city’s municipality so that they can provide the needed services for the residents, the spokesman for Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos Operation, Mohammed Al-Ghasri said Tuesday.
The EU could “amend” some sanctions to help the political process
The EU said today that some sanctions could be lifted to assist the peace process in Libya.