Libyan security forces said Sunday they had deployed in Zawiya after battles between armed groups in the western city left three people dead including two civilians, according to medics.
Libya’s Tripoli-based government has held talks with Ukraine to discuss the possibility of military cooperation between the two sides, particularly on safeguarding maritime and air borders, Anadolu News Agency reports.
Clashes between militias backed by Libya’s rival governments have killed at least 32 people and wounded 159 more, according to the country’s health ministry.
Libyan protesters will keep demonstrating until all the ruling elites quit power, they said on Saturday, after rallies in most main cities on Friday culminated in a crowd storming the parliament building in Tobruk and torching parts of it.
The Libyan Presidential Council, in the capacity of the Chief Commander of the Libyan Army, reiterated Sunday its willingness to unify the military institution and support for national reconciliation to pave the way for December elections.
Hassan al-Huni, media advisor to Libya’s Government of National Accord vehemently denied that head of presidential council, Fayez Al-Sarraj ever made an offer to Khalifa Haftar to name a new prime minister as reported by Italian newspaper La República.
The spokesman for the Libyan Army’s Sirte-Jufra Operations Room, Abdelhadi Drah said one mercenary fighter from Sudanese Janjaweed – fighting for Khalifa Haftar – was killed Friday in Sirte by the residents.
The Libyan Army yesterday announced that the militia of coup General Khalifa Haftar launched an attack on a government-controlled camp in the city of Ubari, south of Tripoli.
Libya’s security sector has become virtually unrecognizable from what it was a decade ago owing to the transformations brought about since the 2011 revolution. This evolution has implications on any attempts to usher in short-term and interim security arrangements as well as longer-term security sector reform (SSR) efforts.