The US justice department’s counterterrorism division has revived its plan to acquire balloons to keep the border between Libya and Tunisia under surveillance, saying that following the failure of Lockheed Martin and TCOM, two other US firms are still in the running, according to the French website, Africa Intelligence.
The Algerian army’s Chief of Staff, Said Chengriha, said his country “will not accept any threats” and vowed that its response will be “tough and firm” against anyone who tries to tamper with its reputation, security, or territorial integrity, Anadolu Agency reported.
An Algerian media website specialising in security and military issues has said that the claim that Libya’s Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar took control of the Issine Border Crossing is fake news. According to Mena Defence, the story was fabricated by pro-Haftar media as part of the psychological warfare against Algeria …
The statement came after forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar said they have taken control of a border crossing with Algeria.
Forces loyal to Libya’s eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar have closed the border with Algeria, they said on Sunday, after major deployments of his forces to the south underscored his continued role despite efforts to unify the country, reports Reuters.
The European Union has renewed its border assistance mission in Libya (EUBAM) for two more years until June 30, 2023.
European Union Border Assistance Mission in Libya (EUBAM) said the EU and EUBAM will look into providing Tripoli-based assistance and training to the Border Guards and to other Libyan border agencies to secure Libyan borders all over the country.
The Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity (GNU), Abdel Hamid Dbeibah, stressed that Libya, being a transit country, is incapable to stop the migration crisis on its own, but rather, it requires serious cooperation by the European Union (EU), with the source countries of the migrants.
The Security Council of the United Nations unanimously approved Thursday the extension of permission to member states to inspect vessels and ships off Libyan coast for one more year if they suspect the presence of human trafficking or weapons smuggling, according to Estonia’s ambassador to the UN who chairs this …
Libya and Tunisia reach an agreement on the need to take measures to ease the movement of individuals and products in both directions.