Tripoli Libya Events

Members of the Libyan National Army (LNA), commanded by Khalifa Haftar, forgot to be ready when they went to Benghazi to reinforce the advancing troops.

The newly armed rebels were able to drive most of the pro-Gaddafi forces out of eastern Libya on February 23, including the city of Benghazi and many western cities. Coalition missiles hit a complex used by Gaddafi as a command centre, but coalition warplanes attacked weakened rebel positions in the east, allowing the rebels to advance westward. In eastern Libya, warplanes attacked a column of tanks of pro-Gaddafi troops stationed in Benghazi. Look at the following air strikes on July 1, 2014 against the LNA in eastern Libya's Zawiya province.

The United States restored diplomatic relations with Libya and withdrew all military and diplomatic personnel, equipment and equipment from Libya on July 1.

In 2008, the IAEA announced that Libya had cooperated fully with the agency and that its future activities in Libya would be purely routine. Meanwhile, a report by the International Commission of Inquiry on Libya found that the And opponents of Gaddafi had committed war crimes across Libya. At its March session, the Human Rights Council adopted a resolution in support of the UN Security Council resolution on Libya, and on 4 November the Council was briefed by the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Middle East and North Africa (UNHRC). The UN Special Envoy for Human Rights in Libya, Staffan de Mistura, has given a bleak assessment of the situation in Libya. Haftar has launched a military offensive against the group, which he has called "terrorists," and is blamed for attacks in Benghazi and eastern Libya and the killing of more than 100 civilians.

Clashes in Tripoli were reported by private Libyan satellite channels opposed to the LNA. Hifter's forces also said that militias allied with Tripoli, such as the Libyan National Army and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), had targeted two ambulances in southwest Libya.

In Libya, the physical war has been supplemented by the struggle for satellite television and social media, where Libyan trolls and provocateurs on satellite TV and social media have ignited a fight over where Haftar's rise began, in the West, including Tripoli. The Libyan Air Force flew attacks on protesters, two of its pilots flew their jets over Tripoli, defected and decided to follow orders to bomb Benghazi. While LNA-backed airstrikes on protesters in Benghazi and other cities have been contained, Libyan observers have noted an increase in indiscriminate ground shelling in Tripoli, and support for Qaddafi appears to be wavering in some parts of the military. Local rebels and militias that fought autonomously during the uprising are either unwilling or unable to submit to the interim government formed by Hifter and his allies, such as the Libyan National Army, or they are under pressure from the government and local militias to fight back.

IS militants launched an attack in southern Libya, killing two people near the town of al-Fuqaha in southern Libya. Government forces clashed with tribesmen in the eastern city of Misrata, killing 23 people.

The Libyan government began using deadly force against demonstrators as protests intensified after demonstrators seized control of Benghazi and unrest spread to Tripoli. Gaddafi's government was overthrown in March 2011 after rebels seized Tripoli, but Gaddafi remained in power in that country.

The oil-rich North African country was plunged into chaos after a NATO summit in 2011 - and backed an uprising that toppled and killed longtime dictator Muammar Gaddafi. The country has been plunged into chaos since 2011, when a NATO-backed uprising toppled and killed longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi, and has been rocked by bloody unrest ever since. Libya's capital Tripoli after the 2011 NATO summit that toppled and killed longtime dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

Islamist militants launched a military operation called Operation Libyan Dawn after seizing Tripoli's international airport. Libyan troops under General Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive against Islamic militias, including Ansar al-Sharia, in Benghazi on May 16, 2014. Islamist militants and government troops have clashed in Tripoli since July 13, 2014, killing more than 30 people.

Hafar is supported by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, but the GNA in Tripoli enjoys the recognition of the United Nations and the international community. IS no longer controls territory inside Libya, but maintains a small presence in large parts of the country. Libya is split between a UN-backed unity government based in Tripoli and a rival authority based in the east. Two seats of power have emerged: the United Nations-backed government of General Khalifa Haftar (the "GNA") and an independent government in Benghazi. The United Nations Assistance Mission to Libya is convening select Libyans to speed up the signing of a Libyan political agreement that will bring together the rival governments of Tripoli, Benghazi, and Misrata in 2016 to form a US-recognized government - east of the country and west - with the Tripoli-based "unity government" as the central authority.

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