Libyan Presidential election candidate, Aref Nayed, said that the international community should use the UN Charter’s Chapter VII powers to hold Libyan elections and that he would use force to confront Libya’s militias.
Attorney General Office issues arrest warrants against individuals involved in closure of oil fields
The Attorney General’s Office in Tripoli issued two arrest warrants against two people on charges of inciting the closure of El-Feel and Sharara oil fields in the south-West of the country.
On Friday night, local media outlets and local sources from central Libya reported advances of military formations of brigades related to Khalifa Haftar’s self-styled army toward southwestern Sirte towns.
Clashes between armed groups killed eight people near the western Libyan city of Msallata, some 120 km east Tripoli, a local security source said.
The European Council said it had adopted conclusions on Libya in a meeting on Monday. The council welcomed the outcome of the Conference for Libya hosted by Italy in Palermo on 12 and 13 November 2018, which followed the Paris Conference held on 29 May 2018.
The Guardian has reported that seven years after the fall of Gaddafi and his regime in Libya, the Libyan people in Tripoli are now intimidated by a rule of militias and gangsters who control all of state institutions as well as the UN-brokered government in the capital.
A Libyan militia leader has compared himself to George Washington, America’s first President, describing him as a “militia guy” who led the free world.
Director of the Department of Relations and Information in the Municipality of Trahuna Mohammed Saied said that the UN envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame had requested the Seventh Brigade to be part of the security arrangements in Tripoli.
Chairman of the Presidential Council (PC), Fayez Al-Sarraj, has given the armed brigades occupying the camps south of Tripoli 72 hours to leave the sites.
Between September 2017 and last month, Egypt hosted seven rounds of talks aimed at unifying the military establishment in neighbouring Libya. Participants were representatives of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, from eastern Libya, and their counterparts from the Government of National Accord (GNA), based in Tripoli.