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Guterres: UN to soon deploy first monitors group in Libya

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday in remarks to Berlin II Conference that full implementation of a historic ceasefire agreement and the withdrawal of foreign forces are critical for consolidating peace in Libya, underlining the support for the Libyan-led ceasefire monitoring mechanism, with the first group of UN monitors …

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Coastal Road reopening postponed for public until road is serviced and checkpoints installed

After yesterday’s hype over the reopening by Prime Minister Abd Alhamid Aldabaiba of the coastal road between Misrata and Sirte, linking western and eastern Libya, the 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC) said the road will not be open to the general public immediately.

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Algeria: Haftar ‘did not’ take control of border crossing

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 …

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Foreign forces need to withdraw from Libya immediately: AFRICOM commander Townsend

Attending the closing ceremony of ‘‘Exercise African Lion 21’’ held in Morocco 17-19 June, Commander of U.S. Africa Command, General Stephen Townsend, met with several African defence leaders including Libyan Government of National Unity representatives and the Chief of Staff of the Libyan Army, Gen. Mohamad al-Haddad, AFRICOM reported yesterday.

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