Libyan authorities announced Monday that an attempt to smuggle a shipment of Turkish arms into Libya through the port of Misurata was foiled, marking another violation by Ankara of the UN resolution banning the sale and transfer of arms to Libya.
13 fighters were injured and an officer named Khalid Masoud was killed as a group of armed mercenaries believed to be Chadian rebels attacked Thursday dawn the position of 10th Brigade of Khalifa Haftar’s self-styled army in Taraghin, southern Libya.
Early last week, two female Scandinavian backpackers were killed near a path up to peak Toubkal, a popular hiking destination in Morocco. One of the victims was beheaded, while another sustained serious neck wounds. The case is being investigated as a terrorist act.
Last Tuesday’s arms seizure at Khoms port turned out to contain only blank rounds. The seizure of two containers of allegedly 4 million bullets and a large number of 5 mm hand guns from Turkey had created a huge media and political storm.
Turkey and Libya have agreed to launch an urgent joint investigation into a shipment of arms which was sent from the former country to the latter and seized by authorities in Khoms port.
The European Council adopted a decision mandating the EU integrated border management assistance mission in Libya (EUBAM Libya) to actively support the Libyan authorities in contributing to efforts to disrupt organised criminal networks involved in smuggling migrants, human trafficking and terrorism.
Egypt’s defense minister concluded a meeting on security cooperation with his Sudanese counterpart in Khartoum on Sunday, with sources close to the talks saying that Libya was slated to be the primary focus of the meeting.
The spokesman of the Presidential Council’s Head, Mohammed El Sallak, refuted on Monday the news about the singing of an agreement with Tunisia to exchange Libyan oil for Tunisian goods.
The Sudanese Minister of Defence Awad Ibn Ouf said arrangements are underway to establish joint border protection forces with Egypt, Libya and Ethiopia.
The Mayor of Al-Sharqiyah municipality in southern Libya, Immhimmed Al-Arabi revealed that the battalions in the south gave the Chadian opposition groups stationed at the HQ of the Chinese company in the area until Wednesday to evacuate the site, stressing the continuation of the meetings of the committees formed within …