Senior lawmakers on Tuesday rejected President Donald Trump’s declaration that the United States has “no role” in Libya, citing the threat of regional instability to U.S. national security interests. Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker (R., Tenn.) and ranking Democrat Ben Cardin (D., Md.) said Libya’s ongoing battle over power …
A week after some of his offices in the capital were seized by Haitham Tajouri’s Tripoli Revolutionaries’ Brigade militia, intelligence chief Mohamed Muftah Nuh has said he had foiled a plot to assassinate Presidency Council head Faiez Serraj.
The Civil Registry Authority (CRA) confirmed yesterday that it had been forcibly taken over by ‘’ideologically extremist groups’’ who took control of its database of Libyan citizens which would have ‘’enabled them to control the affairs of Libyans and the manipulation of their identities for their own interests’’.
Islamic State militants in Libya attempted to seize fresh territory south of Tripoli on Wednesday, kidnapping policemen at a new checkpoint on a major road and attacking forces loyal to the internationally-recognized government.
The National Security Committee of the House of Representatives (HoR) is to decide next week on a new head of Libyan intelligence.