The Libyan Interior Ministry has denied “rumors” of the presence of Turkish military officers in Libya in areas under the Presidential Council’s government command.
The United States is investigating reports that American anti-tank missiles were found by forces loyal to Libya’s unity government at a captured rebel base, Washington said on Saturday.
Libya’s UN-backed government have recaptured the strategic town of Gharyan, near Tripoli, a government spokesman said on Thursday.
Armed clashed yesterday resumed between forces of Libya’s UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) and the troops loyal to the country’s east based general Khalifa Haftar near the capital, Tripoli.
Forces allied to Libya‘s UN-recognised government say they have retaken Gharyan, a strategic town south of the capital, Tripoli, although forces loyal to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar denied the claims.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said that the number of people killed since the outbreak of clashes in Tripoli, last April, has amounted to 739, among them, 41 civilians.
Despite repeated diplomatic setbacks and heavy fighting among rival forces near Tripoli, UN envoy Ghassan Salame met over the weekend with Libyan National Army (LNA) commander Gen. Khalifa Hifter in al-Rajmeh in suburban Benghazi. The men discussed possible diplomatic solutions to the country’s crisis — but to no avail.
A Grad missile fell on Mitiga Airport in Tripoli on Sunday that the airport minutes before the landing of a Libyan Airlines flight coming from Tunisia.
The Libyan Army forces operating under the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) entered Tripoli International Airport and advanced on positions held by rival forces under the command of Khalifa Haftar.
A “Made in UAE” unmanned aircraft was shot down south of the capital Tripoli, said the UN-recognized Libyan government in Tripoli on Sunday, Anadolu reports.