Tripoli’s Mitiga International Airport on Monday announced it had to suspend its activities after being attacked.
Violations of an arms embargo in Libya have become a joke and those who breach it must be held to account, a senior UN official has said.
Khalifa Haftar’s artillery shells hit the center of the Libyan capital that eastern military forces have been trying to capture in a near year-long war, killing a woman and injuring four others, a health ministry adviser said.
The African Union’s Peace and Security Council, which was held before the start of the 33rd African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, proposed three tangible steps to reach a ceasefire in Libya.
Talks between representatives of Libya’s warring parties in Geneva this week ended on Saturday with no deal on a ceasefire. The UN has proposed a second round of negotiations for 18 February.
The United States embassy in Libya said ambassador Richard Norland had noted with concern credible reports that significant military actions were being contemplated by forces affiliated with both Government of National Accord and Khalifa Haftar.
The United Nations‘ special envoy for Libya has reported “progress” in talks between military representatives of the country’s warring parties on efforts to achieve a lasting ceasefire that could include a monitoring role for the world body.
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.