Libya’s Coast Guard said late on Thursday it had picked up 493 migrants on six inflatable boats in six operations in a week in areas northeast and northwest of Tripoli, the capital.
An air strike late on Tuesday hit a detention centre for mainly African migrants in a suburb of the Libyan capital of Tripoli, killing at least 40 people and wounding 80, a health official said.
Rockets hit a luxury hotel in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, early on Friday in an attack the internationally recognised government blamed on eastern forces trying to capture the city.
The US Africa Command said late Friday that the drone was lost a day earlier while assessing the security situation and monitoring extremist activity.
Tensions have been rising for months in Libya as two prime ministers vie for power, raising fears of renewed conflict two years after a landmark truce ended a ruinous attempt by eastern military chief Khalifa Haftar to seize Tripoli by force.
The rival groups in Libya, that of United Nations (UN)-backed Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibahs’ Government of National Unity and that of Fathi Bashagha, who has been appointed prime minister by the Parliament situated in Benghazi, in the eastern part of Libya and backed by eastern military chief Khalifa Haftar have been
The eastern Libyan National Army force (LNA) forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar confirmed a strike late on Sunday on the town, but denied they had targeted any civilians.