UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet warned that attacks targeting civilians and infrastructure in Tripoli could be classified as war crimes.
Forces of Khalifa Hafter mutilated the body of Firas Al-Kikli after he was killed defending Tripoli.
Tripoli saw renewed clashes on Thursday between forces loyal to Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) and those commanded by Khalifa Haftar, eyewitnesses said, Anadolu Agency reports.
The aviation of the Libyan National Army (LNA) led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar conducted an airstrike against a military base controlled by the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli, Sky News Arabia reported on Thursday.
The battle for Libya’s capital intensified as the UN Security Council met on Wednesday to discuss the crisis gripping the North African country, where armed rivals are locked in a deadly power struggle.
NATO is “deeply concerned” by the raging violence in Libya, its chief said on Wednesday, Anadolu reports. In a statement, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called on all sides to exercise restraint, cease fighting and support UN efforts to broker a truce.
Haftar-aligned parliament speaker says Libya peace negotiations impossible while Tripoli remains ‘kidnapped’
The speaker of Libya’s eastern parliament said on Wednesday no peace deal can be reached between rival factions in his country because the capital, Tripoli, has been “kidnapped” by armed groups.
On Wednesday, the GNA and Haftar’s forces were exchanging tit-for-tat airstrikes on each other’s positions near the Libyan capital of Tripoli.
Heavy clashes are taking place in two of the most violent frontlines in the fighting between the forces loyal to the Government of National Accord (GNA) and Khalifa Haftar’s forces, which are attacking the Libyan capital on the pretext of “liberating it from terrorist.”
The United Nations has evacuated 150 refugees from a detention centre in Tripoli, as fierce clashes for control of the Libyan capital led to the postponement of a peace conference planned for next week.