A Turkish ship carrying soldiers, weapons and ammunition was attacked in the harbour of Tripoli on Tuesday 18 February. The attack took place after the unloading of war material, tanks and soldiers was confirmed. Turkish agency Anadolu reported that at least nine missiles were launched against the harbour area of the city. A Reuters reporter…

Libya has lost almost one billion dollars in revenues since a blockade of its most vital oil export facilities led to a slump in production, the National Oil Company said Wednesday. Groups allied to military strongman Khalifa Haftar launched their blockade of eastern Libya’s main oil terminals on January 18. Production has since declined from…

Khalifa Haftar’s Forces of Eastern Libya (Libyan National Army) sought on Sunday 26 January to open a new front by moving towards the town of Misrata, which is allied to the United Nations-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA). The renewed fighting undermines a fragile truce and comes a day after the United Nations warned that…

The leaders of the main countries involved in the Libyan conflict confined themselves to calling for a cessation of hostilities and a “permanent ceasefire” in the war-torn country on Sunday in Berlin. “We call on all parties concerned to redouble their efforts for a lasting suspension of hostilities, de-escalation and a permanent ceasefire,” they said…

Turkish special forces have arrived in the Libyan capital of Tripoli to protect the Government of National Accord (GNA) led by Fayez Sarraj, according to the Arab satellite television channel Al-Arabiya. “Turkish special forces arrived in Tripoli to protect GNA officials,” the channel reported on Twitter. At the end of November 2019, Tayyip Erdogan and…

A group close to Marshal Haftar, Libya’s eastern strongman, called for the blocking of the country’s oil exports in protest against Turkey’s intervention in the conflict, prompting a worried reaction from the National Oil Company (NOC) on Friday. The NOC denounced pressure tools “for political negotiations” two days ahead of an international conference in Berlin…

The eastern Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar, who is fighting the UN-recognized Libyan government (GNA), left Moscow without signing the truce initialed by his rival, Russian diplomacy said Tuesday. Marshal Haftar had requested Monday evening a period of reflection until Tuesday morning before signing the formal ceasefire agreement accepted by his rival, Fayez al-Sarraj. But he…

Some “progress” was achieved on Monday following negotiations in Moscow to sign a formal ceasefire agreement in Libya between the two warring leaders, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced. The negotiations involving delegations from both sides, which lasted about seven hours, were led by Turkish Foreign and Defence Ministers Mevlut Cavusoglu and Hulusi Akar, and…

30 cadets were killed and 23 others wounded in an air raid by the Libyan National Army of Marshal Khalifa Haftar against the military academy located in the al-Hadba al-Hadra region (Tripoli) on Saturday evening. The academy is controlled by the national consent government, led by Fayez Sarraj. The Government of National Consent (GNA) condemned…