War on the phone front: combat game all the rage in Libya

Fighters loyal to the Government of National Accord (GNA) use the mobile game PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds) as a way to train themselves in Tripoli before heading to the front line to fight the forces loyal to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar.

Violent clashes between LNA and GNA forces continue near Tripoli

Violent clashes continue in the outskirts of Tripoli between the battalions loyal to the UN-backed Government of the National Accord (GNA) and units of Libyan National Army (LNA) led by Khalifa Hifter.

Clashes were renewed in the areas of Ain Zara and Wadi Al-Rabie, with the escalation of heavy smoke caused by heavy shelling that ended with the GNA gaining partial control of Ain Zara and with a number of casualties on both sides.

The capital Tripoli has been witnessing violent clashes in various areas since last Wednesday after the Libyan National Army announced a major military operation to clear the capital of militias.

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Military plane seen, smoke rises above Tripoli’s Mitiga Airport after attack by Libyan National Army

A military plane was seen flying over Tripoli’s Mitiga International Airport as well as plumes of smoke rising into the sky, following airstrikes by Libyan National Army (LNA) forces on Monday.

LNA, that is controlling eastern Libya, is aiming to take over the territory from the internationally-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) including capital Tripoli, as the country has been split between the two rival governments since 2014.

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Returnees count cost of destruction in Libya’s Tawergha

Returning home after seven years in a camp for displaced people, Libyans from the town of Tawergha struggle to eke out a living in their vandalized land and properties. After being chased away by militia from the nearby city of Misrata, the displaced townsfolk were forbidden from returning home, until a reconciliation deal brokered in June by the internationally-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA).

Libya airbase attack ‘will inflame further conflict, perhaps reprisal attacks’ – HRW

Dozens of troops and civilians have reportedly been slaughtered in an attack on an airbase in southern Libya. The attack was blamed on the militia backing the Tripoli-based government of National Accord (GNA), which denies that it sanctioned the carnage.

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Libya combat action footage: Fighting ISIS in Sirte

Militia members loyal to the Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) continued their offensive against the so-called Islamic State in the coastal city of Sirte, Sunday. The GNA reportedly managed to take control of one of Sirte’s key residential districts during the recent fighting.

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