Army General David Rodriguez says Isil has set up training camps in eastern Libya, intensifying fears jihadists are extending their reach through North Africa.
While Tunisia’s outgoing prime minister described chaotic Libya as threatening to his country’s stability, Niger’s president urged for an international intervention to stave off any spillover coming from the conflict-torn state into its neighboring countries.
Chaos and an “all-out war” could take over Libya if the cycle of violence does not end, according to the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, UNSMIL.
The price of crude oil has risen on international markets, following air strikes by forces loyal to Libya’s internationally recognised government against Islamist militias as the battle to control oil resources intensifies.
Three vehicles were burned at the parking lot of the Saudi embassy in Tripoli, a source at the foreign ministry said on Friday.
Omar Al-Sinki, the Minister of the Interior, has called for international help to extinguish the fire at the Sidra Oil Terminal which is spreading. Five tanks are now said to be ablaze.
Libya was given something to celebrate today, the 63rd anniversary of independence, by its neighbours: both the Tunisian and Egyptian borders have reopened.
Libyan policemen have completed a training conducted by UNICEF on Child Rights and Child Protection.
The European Commission is giving 2 million euros in emergency funding to assist Libyans who have been forced to flee homes due to worsening violence in the country.
A large scale military operation was launched Sunday by the Algerian forces to track down extremist groups along the country’s borders with Libya and Niger, a security source said.