April 2019

Attack on Tripoli rounds up a full week as fighting grows more intense

April 11, 2019 - 23:03
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Tens of people - some civilians - have been killed or injured in Khalifa Haftar's offensive on Tripoli, which has entered its eighth day with fighting intensifying in southern Tripoli areas.

After fierce battles in Yarmouk camp in southern Tripoli, clam has descended on the frontline and in the area of Khalit Al-Furjan as the Libyan Army forces under the Presidential Council's command kept them under control since Wednesday.

Germany urges Haftar to stop Tripoli attack, ICC vows to prosecute war criminals

April 11, 2019 - 20:36
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has denounced the attack on Tripoli by Khalifa Haftar's forces and called for ending the offensive and for Haftar's forces withdrawal to its previous positions.

This came in a phone call with the Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj on Thursday, when Merkel said there is no military solution in Libya but only a political one.

The Philippines bans workers' deployment to Libya, citing war in Tripoli

April 11, 2019 - 16:25
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Philippine government imposed on Wednesday a total ban on the deployment of Filipino workers to Libya because of the ongoing attack by Khalifa Haftar's forces on Tripoli.

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello said the indefinite ban would affect new Libya-bound workers and even Filipinos scheduled to return there after work breaks.

Officials from Gharyan urge unity against Haftar's agenda

April 11, 2019 - 12:42
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

Officials from the city of Gharyan called on all Libyans and military forces to unite against Haftar's agenda of militarizing the state, stressing that Libya will only be a democratic civilian state and there is no way back to the dictatorship era.

This came in a statement signed by members of the House of Representatives (HoR) and the High Council of State (HCS) of the city of Gharyan, in addition to the city's Mayor.