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Libyan National Army follows Tripoli in backing call for pandemic truce

21 March 2020, 8:01 PM

Libya’s eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) on Saturday followed the Tripoli-based government in welcoming a call for a pause infighting to allow the country to focus on the danger from the coronavirus.

Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar meets Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Haftar’s forces dim hopes of salvaging UN ceasefire talks

20 February 2020, 7:20 AM

Libya’s internationally recognised leader on Wednesday dashed hopes of quickly reviving UN ceasefire negotiations after his side withdrew, saying talk of them resuming had been overtaken by events as eastern forces continue to shell the capital.

UN says Libya arms embargo a ‘joke’, demands accountability

17 February 2020, 6:47 AM

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.

Supporters of Libyan National Army (LNA) commanded by Khalifa Haftar, celebrate on top of a Turkish military armored vehicle, which LNA said they confiscated during Tripoli clashes, in Benghazi.

West Libyan forces claim downed drone as Turkish support arrives

29 January 2020, 6:10 AM

Forces aligned with Libya’s Tripoli-based government said on Tuesday they had shot down a drone operated by their rivals.

Libya’s neighbours meet in Algeria seeking stronger truce

23 January 2020, 4:17 PM

Algerian Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum told visiting envoys from other countries neighbouring Libya on Thursday that he hoped their meeting would strengthen a fragile truce in the country and help avert more foreign influence there.

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