April 2019

French President telephones Sarraj after alleged link of his country in Tripoli war

April 09, 2019 - 10:29
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Written By: NewsDesk

French President, Emmanuel Macaron conducted a telephone contact with Chairman of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sarraj, on Monday to deny his country’s link to the current war in southern Tripoli, after several reports indicated that France war behind warlord Khalifa Haftar’s war on Tripoli.

Macron signalled his rejection to the attack on Tripoli, demanding an immediate halt to the fighting.

Nearly 50 parliament members denounce the military attack on western region

April 09, 2019 - 09:53
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

49 members of the House of Representatives (HoR) - mostly from the western region - condemned in a statement Monday, the treacherous attack against Tripoli and its environs, calling for an immediate ceasefire and the return of the attacking force to its headquarters.

The MPs emphasized that they are following with great concern the ongoing military operations around the capital Tripoli and the serious consequences that could result from such events.

UN envoy and Al-Sarraj condemn Haftar's airstrikes on Mitiga airport in Libya's Tripoli

April 08, 2019 - 21:26
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

An airstrike by Khalifa Haftar's Air Force targeted Tripoli's Mitiga airport on Monday afternoon as passengers were preparing to board the planes, thus forcing the airport to shutdown and suspend all flights.

A source from the Mitiga airport said six flights were set to take off before the airstrike took place, damaging the runway of the airport.

EU president accuses France of being behind Libya’s Tripoli war

April 08, 2019 - 20:46
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani has accused France of intervening in Libya to serve its interests after nearly four days of clashes in the suburbs of Tripoli.

Tajani, who is also vice president of the Italian party "Forza Italia", commented on the Italian Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini's statements that the economic interests of a foreign country are behind the military operation launched on the Libyan capital, Tripoli, in an implicit reference to France.

UNSMIL says still working in Tripoli as France denies supporting Haftar's war

April 08, 2019 - 20:18
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The UNSMIL said it is still operating in Tripoli denying news about the evacuation of its staffers from Libya.

UNSMIL said its Head Ghassan Salame met with the Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj in Tripoli and discussed ways of assistance in this critical time.

Salame also met with Head and members of the Supreme Court who urged him to pursue his efforts to find a political way out of the current conflict.

US urges Haftar to stop attack on Tripoli

April 08, 2019 - 17:37
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The United States urged on Sunday Khalifa Haftar's forces to stop military operations in Tripoli and return to "the status quo positions."

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement that the US is deeply concerned about fighting near Tripoli and urges for an immediate halt to these military operations against the Libyan capital.