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In the statement, the State Department said that a US delegation including US ambassador to Libya Richard Norland, met with Haftar, in order to discuss “prospects for suspension of hostilities and resolving the Libyan conflict.”
UN condemns attack describing it as “horrific”
“Seven LNA troops were killed and dozens were wounded in the fighting that took place on the roads leading to the airport in southern Tripoli,” said the LNA spokesperson Ahmed Al-Mismari.
Some of the alleged strike’s victims were previously imprisoned over terrorism charges, says LNA spokesperson
Pope Francis offered prayers for Libya’s shipwreck victims
The Ministry of Health condemned the airstrike, saying that such attacks on medical institutions violates all local and international laws and conventions.
Despite the airport’s authorities not providing further details about the attack.
According to the media centre of the military operation of ‘El-Karma’ (Dignity) launched against militias of the GNA, eight Turkish drones were targeted by LNA air defence forces since the beginning of the operation.
However, officials from the GNA announced that it pushed back the attack, in statements to the Anatolia news agency on Friday.
Strike took place as conflict in Tripoli shows no sign of slowing
LNA launches new attempt to advance on city
Clashes escalated after White House announced Trump’s Haftar phone call
We cannot predict oil price due to political fluctuations, says OPEC
Last week, LNA launched military campaign against Tripoli
CPJ warns of continuing violations in Libya
Clashes left 13 killed, 52 wounded in Tripoli
Suicide bombers opened fire against ministry’s employees before blowing themselves up inside
In September, 400 prisoners escaped Ain Zara prison amid violence between militia groups
UN calls for meeting on Tuesday between parties involved in clashes
The UN envoy to Libya briefed the new Arab League secretary-general on the current political process
Several countries have offered to train Libyan forces in order to achieve security in the oil-rich country
The Islamist-backed government has taken the decision to “put the interests of the nation above anything else.” But the UN envoy to Libya said “deeds must follow words” after visiting the nation’s capital
The Libyan people are pushing to implement the Agreement due to high prices, lack of security and the threat of terrorism, says UN envoy Martin Kobler
Kobler was appointed on 17 November, replacing Bernardino Leon
Leaders in Libya’s internationally-recognised parliament in Tobruk have rejected a deal for sharing power with their rivals in Tripoli. The UN-mediated deal aims at bringing peace in the north African country
Affiliated militias pose risk of derailing a political settlement
Libyan foreign Mminister reiterates importance of lifting arms embargo to fight IS threat
Foreign ministry reiterates warning against fishing inside territorial waters of neighbouring countries
Rival Libyan factions are close to forming unity government.
Libyan peace agreement was not signed by GNC to date, still hailed as “very important step”