Units belonging of the Libyan National Army (LNA) have entered the town of Waddan in Jufra amid fierce fighting. Latest reports say that they have taken it. The nearby town of Sukna is also said to have been taken by the LNA, although this has not been confirmed.
IS militants executed a young man from Bani Walid by firing squad after he had been abducted days ago in Garza district, nearby Man-Made River road.
This week, fighting erupted between rival militias in Tripoli, shattering a period of calm that lasted since March. The UN-backed government lost more than 50 fighters.
Renegade General Khalifa Haftar has applauded Tripoli armed brigades loyal to the UN-proposed Presidency Council, describing them as “patriots.”
It is reported that Tripoli International Airport is for the first time in almost three years back under recognised government control. The Presidential Guard – the military force directly under the orders of the Presidency Council – is said to have has taken it over from Tarhouna’s Kani militia.
Misratan brigades aligned with the Salvation Government of Khalifa Al-Ghawiel have pulled back from Tripoli International Airport after two days of fierce fighting against rival groups loyal to the UN-installed Presidency Council.
Jufra airbase came under attack twice today – early in the morning and then this evening – by planes believed to belong to the Egyptian airforce. As well as the base itself, held by Misratan forces plus members of the Benghazi Defence Brigades (BDB), a nearby headquarters of a separate …
For a second day running, there have been clashes in Tripoli between anti- and nominally pro-Presidency Council (PC) forces. Explosions occure in the southern district of Swani and there were reports of fresh clashes on the Airport Road and in Abu Sleem.
An armed Libyan group on Friday seized the al-Hadhba jail in south Tripoli where former officials of the regime of late strongman Moammer Gaddafi are being held, a judicial source said.
The Third Force of the Defence Ministry of the Government of National Accord (GNA) has announced Thursday withdrawing from the airbase of Timnahent, near Sabha, in southern Libya.