GNA fighters gather during clashes with forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar in Ain Zara on Saturday. Agence France-Presse
The interior ministry of Libya’s internationally recognised government onThursday accused France directly for the first time of supporting rival strongman Khalifa Haftar whose forces have launched an assault on Tripoli.
Air raids by the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) against the capital on Saturday night killed four people and wounded 20 others, Libya’s internationally recognised unity government said.
Fierce fighting for control of Libya’s capital that has already displaced tens of thousands of people threatens to bring a further worsening of humanitarian conditions, a senior UN official has warned.
In a statement, it mentioned that 793 people have recovered and 1 person passed away in the last 24 hours.
With less than four weeks left until the United Kingdom finally exits the EU’s orbit on Dec.31, both sides are calling on the other to compromise over fishing, state aid and how to resolve any future disputes.
Authorities said mosques in each emirate would open for Friday prayers provided they abide by the COVID-19 precautionary protocols.
The United States on Thursday added China’s top chipmaker, SMIC, and oil giant CNOOC to a blacklist of alleged Chinese military companies, a move likely to escalate tensions with Beijing before President-elect Joe Biden takes office.