UN denounces clashes led by Haftar for airbases in Libya’s south

The UN delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler has expressed deep concern about the ongoing clashes in the southern Libyan region.

On Twitter, Kobler said Tuesday that all of the parties fighting in the south must control their actions and solve their issues via dialogue and reconciliation, which he said is the best solution for all Libyans.


Fighting toughened in the surrounding areas of Gweret Al-Mal in northern Sabha in Libya’s south between the Third Force, which is tasked to secure the south by the Government of National Accord, and Brigade 12 Infantry led by Mohammed Ben Nayel.

Ben Nayel is leading this war under the command of Khalifa Haftar’s Operation Dignity.

Ben Nayel was a military man in the time of Gaddafi regime, then he was captured in 2014-2015 by the Third Force in the south, but later he was released after mediation. His war on the Third force nowadays is double interest. He wants to revenge on his prisoners- the Third Force – and he wants to show loyalty to his fellow military man, Khalifa Haftar, according to analysts.

Residents of Barak Al-Shati said the area of clashes is blocked and the fleeing residents from there were prevented from getting out of the district towards Sabha.

“Fazzan locals must be wise and decide to renounce war and violence.” Municipal member of Gerda Al-Shati said Monday.

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