Gharyan was the scene for heavy fluctuating battles on Monday as Khalifa Haftar's forces advanced on the city's suburbs for awhile before Gharyan Protection Force fighters had turned tables on them and regained full control of the city's surrounding.
Haftar's forces attacked Gharyan from three axes with a heavy airpower cover, hitting targets on Ghout Al-Reeh, where they advanced a few kilometers as Gharyan Protection Force fighters pulled out fearing heavy airstrikes.
The UN envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame said foreign intervention and lack of unified stance in the international community had encouraged the warring parties in Libya to keep the sounds of their arms loud.
Salame told Le Monde on Sunday that mediation for peace is very difficult as in Libya, there are tens of countries that support one of the armed factions, adding that there aren't two opposing "camps" as many think.
Aljazeera TV Channel has reported a high ranking government official at the Presidential Council as saying that a French military unit has set up a control room for drones at Sidra oil terminal in northern Libya amid France's rejection that it has provided military support for Khalifa Haftar's forces.