The Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR) Aqila Saleh said that Tripoli is under the control of armed groups, saying the entry to the capital can only be via fighting, or with the consent of those armed groups.
Libya faces a serious security threat from foreign fighters and private military companies, especially Russia’s Wagner Group which has violated international law.
Tens of armed vehicles with tens of armed fighters took to roads in Hay Al-Andalus neighborhood in Tripoli chanting words against the Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity Abdul Hamid Dbiebah, a sign described as a power show by armed factions loyal to Prime Minister-designate Fathi Bashagha.
Morocco hosted a meeting on Tuesday for Libyan political and military leaders from the eastern and western regions, the Italian news agency Nova has reported.
The Libyan Crimes Watch (LCW) has reported the injury of five civilians as a result of the clashes that took place in Tripoli on Tuesday.
Libya’s fragile ceasefire almost fell apart on Tuesday, as clashes erupted in the capital Tripoli in response to yet another attempt by the prime minister of a rival government to install himself and his cabinet.
Damage from Janzour militia clashes will result in power cuts and delay in Tripoli West power station coming online this summer: GECOL
Damage caused by last Saturday’s militia clashes in Janzour (west Tripoli) will result in power cuts and a delay in the completion of the Tripoli West Fast Track power station this summer, the Chairman of the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) Wiam Abdali said today.
Eastern parliament-appointed Fathi Bashagha withdraws from Tripoli after entrance led to clashes between rival militias
Fathi Bashagha, the eastern parliament-appointed prime minister, has left Libya’s capital hours after his attempt to enter Tripoli led to clashes between rival factions, his office said on Tuesday.
Militia clashes in the Janzour area of western Tripoli on Saturday led to damage to power lines and to the Tripoli West Fast Track power station, the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) and Janzour Municipality confirmed.
Over the last few months, Libya’s Internal Security Agency (ISA) has rounded up seven young Libyans, accusing them of very serious crimes including that of apostasy, contempt of Islam and spreading of atheism. Such accusations in the predominantly Muslim and overwhelmingly conservative country could be a death sentence, even if …