Muammar Gaddafi died the death he had predicted – fighting to the last against his own people, who rose up against him after more than four decades of authoritarian rule. This does not mean, however, that the country's woes are finally over. Col. Gaddafi's death is expected to bring an end to the fighting between pro- and anti-Gadaffi forces, which began on February 15. But it's less clear if Libya can now be declared fully liberated.
The private intelligence firm Soufan Group said that Libya could offer the new US leader a chance to coordinate anti-terror fight with Moscow.
Libyan special forces took back control over several ministerial buildings in Tripoli following an assault attempt by militants, Interior Ministry representative Ashraf Soulsi told Sputnik.
Libya is ready to welcome any possible initiatives by Russia designed to arrange the political dialogue in the country, as Russia contacts all parties to the conflict and has a balanced position, Libyan national unity government Deputy Prime Minister Ahmed Maiteeq said.
Libyan National Army led by Gen. Khalifa Haftar after regaining control over the country's oil ports placed them under management of Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC), as well as ensured the protection of oil facilities, the army’s Spokesman Col. Ahmed Mismari said on Tuesday.
The European Union called on all Libyan political factions to back the Government of National Accord.
The National Oil Corporation of Libya regained control over northern oil ports.
The Tobruk-based government managed to repel an attack by jihadists on an area known as Libya's oil crescent.
US aircraft have conducted 143 airstrikes against Daesh in Libya since August 1.
The issue to lift the arms embargo against Libya can be raised when the country gets a single army, the United Nations' envoy told Sputnik.
The Danish parliament approved Friday the governmental proposal for the country to participate in a UN-backed international maritime operation to remove chemical weapons from Libya.
Daesh terrorists have lost almost all the territory they have seized in the Libyan city of Sirte to the forces of Government of National Accord (GNA), GNA head of intelligence Col. Ismail Shukri said on Wednesday.
The United States and Europe do not have any plans to rebuild Libya’s cities or critical infrastructure destroyed by military intervention and have no intentions of supporting a government whose survival remains in doubt, analysts told Sputnik on Tuesday.
The United States has carried out airstrikes against Daesh terrorists in Libya at the request of the local government of national accord, the Pentagon said.
Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) said Tuesday it had summoned French Ambassador Antoine Sivan to protest France's military deployment to the east of the North-African country.
The Libyan Army has "entered the last hours before the fight for Benghazi ends," spokesman Ahmed Mismari told Sputnik.
As a permanent UN Security Service member state, Russia will not endorse a possible NATO operation in Libya, Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said.
Washington sanctioned the Libyan Speaker and President of the House of Representatives Agila Saleh Issa for stalling the formation of the country's Government of National Accord.
The agreement on the national unity government in Libya was imposed by the international community, ignoring the results of a political process in the country that has taken place over the past few years, former Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril told Sputnik.
Washington has sanctioned Khalifa Ghawi for undermining Libya's stability.
The British top diplomat arrived in Libya for talks with the head of the country's government of national accord.
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