An arms embargo aimed at curbing fighting in Libya has become meaningless because of violations and it is imperative that those who breach it are held to account, a senior United Nations official said.
Forces aligned with Libya’s Tripoli-based government said on Tuesday they had shot down a drone operated by their rivals.
President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that Turkish military units had started moving to Libya to support Fayez al-Serraj’s internationally-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA), based in Tripoli.
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.