The Tripoli Security Directorate announced on Tuesday that fighting in the south of Tripoli has ended after nearly a month of fierce clashes that left over 115 people dead and 560 others wounded. The Directorate has given displaced people the green light to return to their homes.
UNICEF’s Middle East and North Africa director warns more children are reportedly being recruited to fight, putting them at risk of danger in the violence-torn Libyan capital Tripoli. This is a result of the clashes that broke out between rival militias late August.
The only working airport in Tripoli, the Mitiga Airport, reopened on Thursday, after being forced to close by deadly clashes in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, last week. The airport runs internal flights and a handful of regular connections to countries including Tunisia and Turkey.
The Islamic State (IS) used its al-Bayan radio channel to brainwash the city's youth in Sirte, Libya. Now radio is a means to deradicalise the population and provide education. The Amwaj Youth Radio and Sirte Culture Radio stations are amongst these new radio stations.
Scepticism amongst many as France convenes peace conference seen as risky French-backed push for political settlement in Libya. The conference was attended by the major actors in Libyan politics, including Khalifa Haftar, and Fayez al-Sarraj.