APRNEWS - Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar, who launched an offensive against Tripoli last month, urged his troops to inflict “an even harder” lesson on forces loyal to the country’s internationally recognised government.
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APRNEWS - Forces backing Libya’s internationally recognized government fought house-to-house battles with troops loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar in southern parts of the capital Tripoli on Sunday and appeared to be gaining ground.
APRNEWS - Fierce fighting for control of Libya's capital that has already displaced tens of thousands of people threatens to bring a further worsening of humanitarian conditions, a senior UN official has warned.
APRNEWS - Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, head of the internationally recognised government in Tripoli, accused France on Wednesday of supporting his rival Khalifa Haftar whom he described as a “dictator”.
APRNEWS - Libya’s self-proclaimed National Army says offensive will not stop until terrorists are cleared from Libya.
Its spokesman Ahmed Al-Mesmari claims that the current unrest in the country is interference from the outside world.
APRNEWS - Libya’s UN backed government of National Accord has made a call for political dialogue with eastern commander Khalifa Haftar.
Foreign Affairs Minister, Mohamed Siala at a news conference in Tripoli also called for an end to the fighting.
REUTERS - Oil rose to about $61 a barrel on Wednesday, supported by an industry report showing a drop in U.S. crude inventories, a cut in Libyan exports and an OPEC-led deal to trim output.
REUTERS - As many as 15 migrants have died in a boat off the Libyan coast, an Egyptian survivor told Reuters on Tuesday.
REUTERS - Some 95 migrants picked up by a cargo ship off the Libyan coast have refused to disembark in the western city of Misrata, officials from the United Nations and Libyan coast guard said on Monday.
The Libyan coast guard, supported by Italy, has stepped up patrols to stop boats with mainly African migrants from leaving Libyan shores for Europe.
APRNEWS - Libya's key political players meet with global leaders in the southern Italian city of Palermo Monday in the latest bid by major powers to kickstart a long-stalled political process and trigger elections.