03 Jul 2019

Libya detention centre attack is possible war crime, says UN envoy

On Tuesday, one day after renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) announced that it would step up airstrikes on Tripoli, at least 44 people were killed and 130 injured when airstrikes hit a detention centre for migrants and refugees south of Tripoli. UN envoy to Libya Ghassan

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02 Jul 2019

Haftar’s forces step up air raids after loss of strategic city

Renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) will carry out more airstrikes on Tripoli because “traditional means” to “liberate” the Libyan capital have failed, an army official said on Monday. The escalation of violence comes after troops loyal to the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) recaptured

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27 May 2019

Libya’s Haftar vows to fight until Tripoli ‘militias’ defeated

Renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar on Sunday said that he will continue his campaign to conquer Tripoli until his forces defeat troops loyal to the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA). Haftar also criticized United Nations mediator Ghassan Salame who recently described Haftar’s campaign as “the start of a

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07 May 2019

Libya’s Haftar urges troops to ‘wipe out’ military opponents

While the United Nations (UN) this weekend called on the fighting parties in Libya to agree to “an extendable one-week humanitarian truce” in the context of Ramadan, which started this week, renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar made it very clear on Sunday that he doesn’t want his Libyan National Army

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30 Apr 2019

Air raids trap civilians in Libyan capital Tripoli

Over the past two days, the Libyan National Army (LNA) of renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar intensified its push for the Libyan capital, resulting in heavy fighting and shelling between the LNA and forces loyal to the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli. Haftar launched his campaign

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25 Apr 2019

UN evacuates 325 refugees out of Tripoli as clashes continue

While the battle for Tripoli between renegade commander Khalifa Haftar’s troops and forces loyal to the internationally recognized Libyan government in Tripoli rages on, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Wednesday evacuated 325 refugees from a UN detention centre located at the southern edge of the capital.

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23 Apr 2019

UN raises Libya aid alarm as Tripoli clashes intensify

The United Nations is warning that the ongoing conflict between the Libyan National Army (LNA) of renegade military leader Khalifa Haftar and forces loyal to the internationally recognized Libyan government in Tripoli requires the international body to step up its humanitarian response efforts in the country. So far, the fighting

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22 Apr 2019

Trump Endorses an Aspiring Libyan Strongman, Reversing Policy

US President Trump on Friday endorsed Khalifa Haftar, a renegade Libyan military leader who is challenging the legitimacy of the internationally recognized Libyan government in Tripoli. One day after the US opposed a draft United Nations Security Council resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in Libya, Trump called Haftar to

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19 Apr 2019

U.S., Russia say cannot support a U.N. call for Libya truce: diplomats

On Thursday, renewed fighting in Libya further increased the death toll related to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar’s campaign to overthrow the internationally recognized Libyan government. Despite this, both the United States and Russia refused to support a draft United Nations Security Council resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire. While

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18 Apr 2019

Libya death toll rises to 205 as Tripoli fighting continues: WHO

In the latest sign that renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar’s campaign to overthrow the internationally recognized Libyan government is not heading toward an easy victory, armed forces on Thursday attacked an air base in southern Libya under the control of Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA). After making large gains in

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