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.
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.
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.
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.