The internally displaced civilian count in Tripoli since the beginning of the war has risen to 199,925 people, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) confirmed Sunday.
Interior Ministry spokesman of the Faiez Serraj-led Presidency Council and Government of National Accord insisted yesterday that the situation in the Western Nefousa Mountain City of Gharian were ‘‘under the military control of the (Tripoli-based) Libyan Army’s Joint Operations Room of the Government of National Accord’’ and the security components …
The Red Crescent of Tarhuona confirmed that it had handed over Wednesday, the remains of two soldiers of the Libyan army to the Red Crescent in Tripoli, while in exchange, received the body of a fighter from the opposite party, confirming that the body had arrived at Tarhouna General Hospital.
Fighting axes in southern Tripoli have been seeing an uneasy calm amid an exchange of artillery shelling between the forces under the Presidential Council’s government command and those under Khalifa Haftar’s command, especially in Ain Zara, Airport Road and Khalit Al-Furjan.
From the moment Khalifa Haftar launched his offensive on Tripoli in April, the Libyan commander called on air power to back his fighters on the ground.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) confirmed on Tuesday, that a total of 3,340 families have been internally displaced from Murzuq town southwest of Libya since the beginning of August.
United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) said in a statement on Tuesday that he new commander, Gen. Stephen Townsend accompanied by the new U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Richard Norland, met in Tunis with Fayez Al-Sarraj, Prime Minister of Libya.
Haftar’s forces have announced an award of 5 million Libyan dinars for anyone who kills or arrests the commander of Liwaa Al-Sumood Salah Badi .
The UN envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame said foreign intervention and lack of unified stance in the international community had encouraged the warring parties in Libya to keep the sounds of their arms loud.
Aljazeera TV Channel has reported a high ranking government official at the Presidential Council as saying that a French military unit has set up a control room for drones at Sidra oil terminal in northern Libya amid France’s rejection that it has provided military support for Khalifa Haftar’s forces.