The recent breakout of fighting between militias around Mitiga – the only functioning airport in Tripoli – caused chaos and left many dead and injured.
Tripoli’s Mitiga airport and its environs are on high alert tonight as the Rada Special Deterrence Force prepared for the possibility of a counter-attack by the repelled militias now mainly regrouping in Tajura.
The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) warned Libyan parties in Greater Tripoli against attacking civilians and state institutions, in reaction to the deadly clashes that hit Mitiga Airport Monday morning.
Work was resumed at the Ras Ajdir border crossing between Libya and Tunisia on Saturday, one day after deadly clashes left two people dead.
The notorious and heavily armed Kani Brigade from Tarhuna attacked Garabulli, some 50 km’s from Tripoli earlier today, adding more tension to the often conflict-ridden town. They withdrew their forces tonight.
Libya’s Interior Ministry of the UN-backed government has approved to recruit 500 new members of the diplomatic security service responsible for protecting foreign embassies and missions in Libya, according to a security official on Monday.
Chairman the Presidential Council, Fayaz Sarraj, and Italian Interior Minister, Marco Minniti, agreed on Saturday on establishing a joint operation room to combat smugglers and human traffickers.
Six years after Qaddafi’s death, the Libyan crisis has not been solved. The country continues to be divided between a parliament (and executive) in Tobruk and a Presidential Council (headed by Fayez al-Serraj) in Tripoli that is backed by the United Nations.
Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj said on Thursday that he was hopeful that a UN-imposed arms embargo would be partially lifted against some branches of the country’s military.
Comic books and video games can be controversial in Libya. Ahmad, 20, who asked not to use his real name, experienced it firsthand while attending the four-day Comic-Con convention — a multi-gaming and comic event that opened Nov. 2 in the capital city of Tripoli.