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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.