Western Libya offensive

Tripoli repulses attack by Haftar forces in Libya

Libya's UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) said it had destroyed 12 armed vehicles and killed 10 militants of rival Khalifa Haftar forces as fresh clashes hit southern Tripoli.

In April, Haftar's forces launched a military campaign to capture Tripoli from the internationally recognized government.

Libya deal ensures Turkey’s maritime freedom, says communications director

A deal between Turkey and Libya guarantees that its maritime freedom of movement is not "undermined", country's communications director said on Dec. 27.

"Our maritime agreement with Libya ensures that Turkey's freedom of movement in the high seas is not undermined," Fahrettin Altun said, adding that the agreement also ensures a strong relationship with the Libyan government.

Libyan government shells Haftar forces

Libya's UN-recognized government on Dec. 27 bombarded forces and mercenaries loyal to military commander Khalifa Haftar, according to the media office of the Burkan Al-Ghadab (Volcano of Rage) operation.

Government of National Accord (GNA) forces shelled an armory belonging to Haftar's forces in Yarmouk district south of Tripoli.

Turkish gov’t to submit parliamentary motion to send troops to Libya early January

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Dec. 26 announced that the government will submit a parliamentary motion to send troops to Libya in early January, when parliament re-opens.

"We will go to places we have been invited to. Since there is an invitation [from Libya] we will accept it", Erdoğan said.