The United Nations mission in Libya has express deep concern over efforts to disrupt oil production in the war-torn country and urged all sides to exercise restraint.”This move would have devastating consequences first and foremost for the Libyan people who depend on the free flow of oil for their well-being,” the mission said in a statement on Saturday, the eve of a highly-anticipated summit in Germany aimed at relaunching peace efforts.
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Air raid in Libya caused the death of 44 of people in a detention centre for migrants in Tajoura this wednesday, 13th June. The National Unity Government, recognized by the United Nations, has blamed the forces of General Khalifa Haftar for the attack. The power disputes in Libya became more intense since April, when Haftar initiated a military offensive to take control of the capital, which is the internationally recognized headquarter of the government.
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On april 04, the Chief-commandant of the Libyan National Army, Khalifa Haftar, ordered an offensive attack against the Government of National Accord, that rules the country’s capital, Tripoli, and has the support of the UN and the European Union.After the fall of Muammar Gaddafi and the military intervention of NATO’s in 2011, the country is set in a total calamity status, with a power vacuum that instigates disputes of the two major rival political groups.The first one, the Government of National Accord, headed by the Prime-Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, administer Tripoli and the west part of the country, while the Libyan National Army, headed by Haftar, cooperates with the Parliament and sovereign the east part, from Tobruk.
Until the present time, Tripoli is besieged, with confrontations of both sides. On april 08, Haftar’s forces launched an air raid against the only functional airport of the city, Mitiga airport. However, the spokesperson for the Civil Aviation Authority, Mohamad Gniwa, said that the airport would reopen soon, but for night flights only.
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