Baladiyat of Libya
Libya's U.N.-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) said ON March 3 that its forces killed 20 militia members loyal to renegade Gen. Khalifa Haftar in Sirte.
The militia members were killed in an airstrike, Mustafa al-Mujie, the spokesman for the GNA-led Burkan Al-Ghadab (Volcano of Rage) Operation, told Anadolu Agency.
Moscow hosted expert consultations of Russian and Turkish diplomats on Libya on Dec. 23, Russian Foreign Ministry said on Dec. 24.
The talks were held at the level of deputy foreign ministers, Russia's Mikhail Bogdanov and Turkey's Sedat Önal headed the delegations, the ministry said in a statement published on its official website.
The activation by Libya's Tripoli-based government of a deal with Turkey that foresees military assistance by Ankara has placed major powers, not least Washington, on edge regarding its regional ramifications.
In a statement, the US State Department urged all countries to "refrain from exacerbating civil conflict."
Seven police officers and six prisoners were injured on Wednesday when an armored bus overturned on the Corinth-Tripoli highway in southern Greece.
All 13 were taken to hospital, where they received treatment for light injuries.
The police bus was transferring prisoners from Corinth to a jail in Tripoli. It was not clear what caused the accident.