A few dozen demonstrators, including several wearing yellow vests, denounced on Tuesday in Tripoli what they described as France’s “support” for Marshal Haftar, whose men are leading an offensive against the Libyan capital. The demonstrators wore the famous fluorescent vests in reference to the French movement of “yellow vests” in slingshot against the fiscal and…

At least 174 people have been killed and 758 wounded in the battle for control over the Libyan capital Tripoli, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. Fighting broke out on April 4 when military strongman Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive to take Tripoli, the seat of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA). At least…

According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), at least 18,250 people have been displaced by the fighting that began last week in southern Tripoli. “At least 3,650 families (about 18,250 people) were displaced from their homes as a result of the armed conflict in southern Tripoli on April 5,” the statement said. According to…

The Government of National Unity (GNA) led by Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj accused Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s forces of conducting an air strike against Al-Quds School in the southern capital, Tripoli, where there was a refugee reception centre. “We strongly condemn the bombing of a school in the Ain Zara region and consider it a new…

Eastern Libyan forces bogged down in street battles in a push to seize the capital Tripoli deployed warplanes on Friday to hit two government positions as more civilians fled fighting. The Libyan National Army (LNA) force of Khalifa Haftar are confronting armed groups loyal to Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj’s internationally-recognised government. so far, Serraj’s forces…

Haftar’s side Saiqa Special Forces, led by Major General Wanis Bukhamada, participated for the first time in battles, and the Libyan National Army (LNA) announced that it began carrying out its tasks, without giving further details. The National Army forces took control of the headquarters of the Fourth Brigade after fierce battles in the area…

Libyan Health Minister Ahmid Omar said in an interview with Libyan TV station Al-Ahrar that at least 32 people were killed and about 50 others wounded in the fighting near Tripoli by armed forces loyal to the Government of National Unity (GNA). For its part, the command of the Libyan National Army (LNA), led by…

Tripoli announces a generalized “counter-offensive” against pro-Haftar forces The spokesman for the UN-sponsored Government of National Unity (GNA) forces, Colonel Mohamad Gnounou, announced Sunday the beginning of a “counter-offensive” to “purge all cities” of “illegitimate forces”, in reference to the troops of Marshal Khalifa Haftar, the strong man from the Libyan East. This operation, called…

Violent clashes between a coalition of armed groups loyal to the Government of National Unity and the Libyan National Army (LNA) forces in Khalifa Haftar, about 50 kilometres from the capital Tripoli, the headquarters of the GNA, were reported from both sides on Friday. According to a GNA security source, the fighting is taking place…

Khalifa Hafter’s Libyan National Army (LNA) and its regional allies seemed to have ben repulsed overnight in their thrust towards Tripoli. The newly-formed Western Region coalition of anti-Hafter forces launched the ‘‘Wadi (Ouadi) Doum 2’’ operation to counter Hafter’s attack on Tripoli. Wadi Doum is a military airstrip build by Qaddafi in northern Chad where…