The spokesman for the Presidential Council (PC) Muhannd Younis said the Head of the PC, Fayez Al-Sarraj is supervising the fighting against “Khalifa Haftar’s militias” as there would be no dialogue until they are defeated.
The World Health Organisation says 264 people have now died and 1,266 others have been injured in clashes between the eastern-based army and the UN-backed government’s forces around Libya’s capital Tripoli.
Refugees and migrants trapped in a detention centre on the front line of conflict in Tripoli for weeks say they were shot at indiscriminately on Tuesday by fighters aligned with eastern forces advancing on Libya’s capital. At least 10 people were seriously wounded by gunfire, detainees said.
Forces supporting Libya’s internationally recognized government pushed back troops loyal to eastern commander Khalifa Haftar more than 60 km southwest of the capital Tripoli on Tuesday, Reuters reporters said.
Libyan National Army (LNA) head Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar announced a start of the second stage of the offensive on Tripoli, local media reported, citing LNA spokesman Ahmed Mismari.
Eastern Libyan forces said on Monday they would intensify an assault on Tripoli, the capital in the west of the country that is held by the internationally recognised government, as the death toll in a battle now in its third week rose to 254, Reuters reports.
Day-time flights will resume at Tripoli’s only functioning airport after it was closed to all but night-time traffic earlier this month for “security reasons”, Libyan airport authorities said Monday.
The death toll from ongoing fighting between Libyan rivals in the capital Tripoli has risen to 254 and hundreds others injured, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday, Anadolu reports.
Forces loyal to Libya’s internationally recognised government have pushed their eastern opponents back on parts of the frontline south of Tripoli, despite the attackers flying overnight air strikes on the capital, witnesses said on Sunday, reports Reuters.
Heavy clashes broke out in the southern districts of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, as forces loyal to the country’s UN-recognised government launched a counterattack to repel fighters allied to renegade General Khalifa Haftar. Residents of the city said they could hear sustained rocket and artillery fire in several districts of …