Haftar's forces release six Turkish detainees in Libya: Turkey FM

Khalifa Haftar’s forces release Turkish citizens detained in Libya after threat of military retaliation. Six Turkish citizens detained in Libya by forces loyal to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar have been released, according to the Turkish Foreign Ministry. The announcement came on Monday, a day after Turkey threatened the eastern Libyan militia with military retaliation, saying they faced becoming a […]

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Libya: Haftar bans flights, boats from Turkey

Spokesperson of Haftar’s LNA forces says Turkish aircraft and ships in Libyan waters will be treated as ‘hostile’. Libya’s renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar has banned commercial flights from Libya to Turkey and ordered his forces to attack Turkish ships and interests in the country, spokesperson Ahmed al-Mismari has said. Turkey supports Libya’s United Nations-recognised government in Tripoli which retook Gharyan, a strategic town south […]

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Libya's Haftar vows to fight until Tripoli 'militias' defeated

More than 75,000 people have been driven from their homes and 510 killed in the weeks-long battle for Tripoli. Libyan renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar, who is leading a military offensive against the government in Tripoli, said in an interview published on Sunday he will continue fighting until militias in the city laid down their arms. Haftar’s Libyan National Army […]

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Libya's rebel commander Haftar tells Macron no ceasefire for now

French President Macron has for weeks called on warring sides in Libya to reach an unconditional ceasefire. Libya’s renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar has ruled out a ceasefire, saying he wants to remove groups from the capital that “infested” the United Nations-backed government, a French presidential official has said. The flare-up in the conflict in Libya – which has been gripped by anarchy […]

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Nine soldiers killed in south Libya attack on Haftar camp: hospital

BENGHAZI/TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Nine soldiers were killed on Saturday in an attack claimed by Islamic State on a training camp belonging to the eastern Libyan forces of Khalifa Haftar, hospital authorities said. The attack took place in the city of Sebha, located in part of the oil-producing south that is targeted by armed groups looking to exploit a security void. […]

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Tripoli forces push opponents back slightly south of Libyan capital-witnesses

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Forces loyal to Libya’s internationally recognized government have pushed their eastern opponents back on parts of the frontline south of Tripoli, despite the attackers flying overnight air strikes on the capital, witnesses said on Sunday. The Libyan National Army (LNA) force loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar allied to a parallel government in the east started an offensive […]

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Millions of school books destroyed during fighting in Tripoli

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – More than 3 million books were destroyed when rockets hit ministry of education buildings during fighting between rival government forces over the Libyan capital Tripoli, officials and the United Nations said on Monday. Almost two weeks ago, eastern Libyan forces, allied to a parallel government, started an advance on Tripoli, held by the internationally recognized administration, deepening […]

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U.N. calls for truce in southern Tripoli to evacuate wounded

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – The U.N. mission to Libya (UNSMIL) called on Sunday for a truce for two hours in southern Tripoli, where forces loyal to the country’s rival governments have been clashing, a statement said. UNSMIL urged a truce between 1600 and 1800 local time to evacuate wounded, it said, without giving casualty figures. Source: Read Full Article

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Egypt says Libyan crisis cannot be resolved through military means

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said on Saturday the crisis in Libya could not be resolved through military means, but added the security situation in the country had long been a source of worry. “Egypt has supported from the beginning a political agreement as a tool to prevent any military solution” in Libya, Shoukry said during a […]

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