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Turkey says Libya's Haftar violating ceasefire, must be stopped

Turkey says Libya's Haftar violating ceasefire, must be stopped

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu accused Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar on Saturday of constantly violating a ceasefire in the country, saying he “must be stopped” so a political solution could be found. Turkey backs the internationally-recognized government of Fayez al-Serraj in Libya and has sent military personnel

Fresh clashes in Libya despite UN ceasefire call

Fresh clashes in Libya despite UN ceasefire call

Rival forces have clashed in the Libyan capital, Tripoli causing new civilian casualties in the grinding conflict a day after a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution called for a "lasting ceasefire". The resolution was the council's first since eastern-based renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive last April to

Libya reopens Tripoli's Mitiga airport after hours of closure

Libya reopens Tripoli's Mitiga airport after hours of closure

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - The only functioning airport in Libya’s capital Tripoli reopened on Thursday following more than three hours of closure after missiles were fired towards it, causing chaos and fear among passengers, airport authorities said. No further details were immediately available. It was not clear whether any projectiles struck the airport

Libya closes Tripoli's Mitiga airport after missiles fired

Libya closes Tripoli's Mitiga airport after missiles fired

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - The only functioning airport in Libya’s capital Tripoli closed on Thursday after missiles were fired toward it, causing chaos and fear among passengers, airport authorities said. No further details were immediately available. It was not clear whether any projectiles struck the airport itself, located on Tripoli’s eastern outskirts,

Haftar forces ban UN flights to embattled capital Tripoli

Haftar forces ban UN flights to embattled capital Tripoli

Eastern Libyan forces have said they would not allow the United Nations to use the only functioning airport in the capital Tripoli, hours after the UN Security Council passed a resolution demanding the warring parties commit to a "lasting ceasefire". The self-styled Libya National Army (LNA) led by renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar has been

Haftar's forces in Libya ban U.N. flights to embattled capital

Haftar's forces in Libya ban U.N. flights to embattled capital

BENGHAZI, Libya/CAIRO (Reuters) - Eastern Libya forces will not allow the United Nations to use the only functioning airport in the capital Tripoli, a spokesman for the group that has been trying to capture the city from the internationally recognised government said on Wednesday. The U.N. earlier warned flight restrictions by commander Khalifa Haftar’s

Haftar's forces ban U.N. from using Tripoli airport

Haftar's forces ban U.N. from using Tripoli airport

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Eastern forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar will not allow the United Nations to use the only functioning airport in the capital Tripoli which they have been trying to take in a campaign, a force spokesman said on Wednesday. Force spokesman Ahmed Mismari told reporters the U.N. would have to use other airports such as Misrata