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’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 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.
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 …
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 said today that some sanctions could be lifted to assist the peace process in Libya.
Clashes between Fursan Janzour Brigade (Janzour Knights) and armed groups from Wershefana have renewed in Janzour and Sayyad, western Tripoli.
The member of the High Council of Libyan Amazigh, Hisham Al-Hamadi, has denounced the statements made by the House of Representatives’ member, Ali Al-Tekbali, accusing what he called “the Amazigh Army” of occupying Tripoli’s western area.
Heavy fighting broke out in a residential district west of Tripoli on Sunday, as two organised crime gangs clashed in a proxy ‘turf-war’.
On Thursday, violent clashes erupted at the western entrance of the capital, Tripoli, between armed groups called Fursan Janzour Brigade, which is positioned in Janzour some kilometers west of Tripoli, and armed forces from the Wershefana district to the west of Tripoli.