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.

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).