Indiscriminate shells fired by Haftar’s militias on Tuesday killed 3 people in Tripoli, including children, the media office of the Volcano of Rage Operation said.
The UN envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame has said representatives of the country’s rival factions attending talks in Geneva agree in principle to turning a fragile truce into a lasting ceasefire, as he denounced ongoing violations of an arms embargo by both sides and their backers.
Significant military reinforcement has arrived at the frontlines of Abu Grien town, western Sirte, from Misurata and Tripoli, according to a source from the media office of the Volcano of Rage Operation.
UNSMIL has confirmed that the delayed 5+5 Libyan Joint Military Commission is starting its meetings under the auspices of the United Nations in Geneva today.
The Berlin conference that convened last month to salvage the feeble Libyan political process was generally regarded by participants as a step in the right direction. German Chancellor Angela Merkel successfully kept the motion afloat as catastrophe loomed.
While that enthusiasm has somewhat cooled because of Haftar’s alliance with the Russians, there’s still more that the US can do, especially in areas where Washington has unique leverage.
Ghassan Salame, the special representative of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), expressed his regret on 12 January that the announced truce between the two sides of the conflict is not being implemented on the ground, and is now only “a dead letter”.
The UN envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame accused foreign actors Thursday of continuing to meddle in Libya’s conflict, in violation of commitments made at an international summit in Berlin this month.
A leader in the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) said the Libyan National Army (LNA) forces led by renegade General Khalifa Haftar have recruited mercenaries from Syria to fight in Libya.
Libya’s UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) said Thursday it downed a drone in Tripoli.