The Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) and EU Border Assistance Mission in Libya (EUBAM) discussed on Sunday the country’s border security.
Transit traffic at Dhehiba border crossing between Tunisia and Libya has stopped for the fifth consecutive day due to protests by Tunisian traders.
Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir announced yesterday that he is willing to fight illegal migration to Libya in cooperation with the African Union’s Peace and Security Council.
Hard on the House of Representatives’ (HoR) sending its regrets to Cairo over the terrorist ambush in western Egypt in which at least 54 security personnel died, Egyptian warplanes have struck a suspect convoy entering the country from Libya.
The municipality and elders of Musaid town on the border with Egypt threatened to shut the border crossing in solidarity with the employees and workers of the Tobruk port, which was shut by the eastern government at the orders of the military strongman Khalifa Haftar.
For the third day in a row, the Ras Jedir border crossing between Libya and Tunis has remained closed to traffic. According to the border post’s Facebook page, the only exceptions are ambulances and travellers returning home.
The Ras Ajdair border with Tunisia was closed from the Libyan side on Sunday due to lack of security in the area.
The Sukour Al-Sahra (“Desert Eagles”) Brigade captured a convoy of some 60 vehicles carrying Libyan goods along with their drivers, their Thuraya satellite phones and caches of arms this morning at the Kouri Bougoudi gold mine straddling the Libyan-Chadian border. Another 12 vehicles carrying Libyan-subsidized goods destined for Chad were stopped yesterday.
Sudan today announced that it closed its land borders with Libya, Chad and South Sudan to prevent arms smuggling. Vice President Hassabu Mohamed Abdalrahman said: “We have closed our land borders with Libya, Chad and South Sudan to prevent smuggling arms and four-wheel drive vehicles.” He gave no further details …
Libyan security forces said on Tuesday that the bodies of 16 migrants had been found in the desert near the country’s border with Egypt. The bodies were found about 310km southwest of the coastal city of Tobruk, said Ahmed al-Mismari, spokesman for the eastern-based Libyan National Army.