FRI 18 - 1 - 2019
Sep 3, 2018
The Daily Star
Libya announces state of emergency in capital
BENGHAZI, Libya: Libya's U.N.-backed government has announced a state of emergency in the capital and its outskirts as ongoing fighting has killed some 39 people including civilians in the past days.
The fighting erupted last week between armed groups from Tripoli against others from a town to the south vying for power in Libya's capital. The Health Ministry said the fighting has also wounded 96 others.
Sunday's statement by the government urged rival militias to stop the fighting and abide a U.N.-brokered ceasefire.
Libya slid into chaos after the 2011 uprising that overthrew and killed longtime ruler Moammar Gadhafi. The country is currently governed by rival authorities in Tripoli and the east, each backed by an array of militias that wield real power on the ground.
Readers Comments (0)
Add your comment
Enter the security code below
Can't read this?
UN warns against new clashes in Libya capital
East Libyan forces to ‘secure oil sites’
Libya complains of arms cargo from Turkey, joint investigation launched
UN report finds women migrants in Libya often face gang rape
Migrants forced off ship after refusing to return to Libya
Examining Khalifa Haftar’s ailing narrative in Libya
Finding a constitutional panacea for Libya
Libyans won’t accept backdoor dealings
Why did Leon’s Libya mission fail?
Is Libya back to square one following United Nations scandal?
Copyright 2019 . All rights reserved