Eastern forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar have launched a military operation in southern Libya to secure oil and gas facilities and fight extremists, a spokesman said on Tuesday, a move that may alarm the authorities in Tripoli in the west, Reuters reports.
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Interior Minister calls for action to fill security vacuum in capital
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Horror after gunfire inside the ICU of Benghazi’s Jala Hospital
A militia group in Benghazi stormed Tuesday the city’s Jala Hospital for Accidents and caused horror by gunfire inside the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), the management of the hospital reported.
Clashes erupt south of Bani Walid
Clashes with heavy and medium weapons broke out Monday evening between the pro-Hafter battalion of Tariq Ibn Ziad and forces affiliated with the former commander of the Petroleum Facilities Guard Ibrahim Jadhran south of the city of Bani Walid.
Serraj government admits security shortcoming, calls for partial lifting of arms embargo
The internationally recognized government of Libya admitted its security short fallings today following the suicide terror attack on its Tripoli Foreign Ministry headquarters and called for the partial lifting of the UN Libya arms embargo.
UNSMIL warns against possible escalation as LNA moved on Jadran-BDB forces
The United Nations Special Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) warned against the possible escalation of manoeuvres into clashes as the Khalifa Hafter-controlled Libyan National Army (LNA) made a pre-emptive move on what the LNA described as Jadran-Benghazi Defence Brigades (BDB) forces.
Central Military Zone force gives warring parties 24 hours to withdraw from the region
The Central Military Zone force has called all conflicting forces to leave the administrative borders of the region immediately, giving the so-called Dignity Operation forces 24 hours to comply with the order.