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The announcement comes after GNA forces retook the capital's civilian airport on Wednesday, June 3, more than a year after losing it in Khalifa Haftar's initial drive on the capital
The reported capture of Al-Watiya comes after a weeks-long siege by pro-Government of National Accord forces of the base, where Khalifa Haftar had stationed aircraft for bombing runs against his rivals
Accused by critics of wanting to install a new military dictatorship, Khalifa Haftar announces his self-styled 'army' is 'proud to be mandated with the historic task' of leading Libya
The draft ceasefire deal proposes that the United Nations and a military commission with members from both warring sides monitor the safe return of displaced civilians to their homes
Despite the truce, there has been sporadic fighting almost every day near Tripoli, and arms continue to flow into the country
The acceptance of the ceasefire is in response to calls from Turkey and Russia, who have emerged as key players in the Libyan arena
Analysts warn that Turkey's deployment of troops risks plunging Libya deeper into a Syrian-style proxy war between regional powers
The statement comes after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed readiness this month to send troops to Libya if requested by the country's Government of National Accord
'We will present the motion to send troops (to Libya) as soon as parliament resumes' on January 7, Erdogan says in a speech in Ankara
The UN's World Health Organization says air strikes and ground fighting have left nearly 1,000 people dead and some 5,000 wounded
By refusing to condemn an airstrike on a detention center that killed dozens of migrants blamed on Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar by his rivals, Washington is showing whose side it is on
Heavy artillery fire could be heard from the city center as the most intense fighting took place since May 6, when the holy Muslim month of Ramadan started
Khalifa Haftar's message also urges his men that 'in the event of retreat by the enemy, troops should pursue it with speed and force, prevent it from fleeing and wipe it out'
The fighting has killed at least 278 people and wounded more than 1,300
(UPDATED) Meanwhile, Haftar's self-styled Libyan National Army says its fighters were 'taking control of several new positions on the frontlines in Tripoli'
Aside from those who have fled, UN spokesman Rheal Leblanc says that 'many families remain stranded inside conflict affected areas,' with safety fears rising and supplies running short
The violence has already displaced thousands and left several dozen people dead. The UN warns that nearly half a million children in Tripoli are 'at immediate risk.'
Khalifa Haftar's forces claim responsibility for the air raid on Mitiga airport. It caused no casualties, but left a meter-deep crater on a runway.
As fierce clashes erupt in Libya again, the United Nations calls for an urgent two-hour truce to allow evacuations of civilians and the wounded
Pro-government forces in Tripoli confirm they had targeted Khalifa Haftar's men with 'intensive strikes'
The Libyan Government of National Accord says it will investigate allegations that migrants are being sold to North African buyers
The head of the former Government of National Salvation proclaims its reinstatement from the offices of a key consultative body of the Government of National Accord
Unless there is a very quick mediation this could lead to conflict and a final blow to Libya s oil industry says expert Mattia Toaldo
About 1 000 pro GNA fighters are taking part in the battle for Sirte says spokesman Reda Issa
The first American air strikes on precise positions of the Daesh ISIS organization were carried out today causing heavy losses in Sirte prime minister Fayez al Sarraj says
A special session of the internationally recognized parliament to be held in the eastern city of Tobruk failed to take place because of big differences
The visit comes two days before a crucial vote by the country s recognized parliament on whether to endorse the Government of National Accord