Libya’s UN-recognised government said Saturday it feared forces led by strongman Khalifa Haftar were prepping a new “military escalation” in their months-long push to take Tripoli.
Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar has ordered his forces to attack Turkish ships and interests, his spokesman said on Friday, accusing Turkey of backing his rivals in Libya’s conflict.
Libya’s military strongman Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive to seize the capital Tripoli, the seat of the internationally recognised government in April.
At least 392 people have been killed and 1,936 wounded since strongman Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive against Tripoli.
At least 278 people have been killed and more than 1,300 wounded in the clashes, according to a toll released Wednesday by the World Health Organization.