Hafar's Libyan National Army (LNA) said that they would not allow the UN to use the last functioning airport in Tripoli after the UN Security Council passed a resolution demanding that conflicting parties commit to lasting ceasefire.
The United Nations Security Council has agreed to renew Resolution 2165 for another six months, authorising the continuation of aid into Syria. For many displaced Syrians suffering from harsh winter conditions, the decision is a welcome respite, but the future remains unclear.
The UN Security Council was set to vote later on Friday on extending cross-border humanitarian aid to Syria, but Russia has been pushing for a reduction in aid that has set up a showdown with the West. The authorization for the aid, which enters the country without the formal permission of the regime in Damascus, has been in place since 2014 and is set to expire on Friday
Amidst continued clashes between the eastern-based Libyan National Army and the western-based Government of National Accord (GNA), the United Nations Envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame, calls for a cessation to the fighting.
A new resolution was issued by the Presidential Council in Libya that aims to organise and improve the work of civil societies in the country. The Civil Society Commission, which was created from the resolution, will establish branches in more than one region, enabling it to supervise programs and projects.
The underlying fear is that Eastern Ghouta, followed by opposition-controlled Idlib, will follow in the footsteps of Aleppo, write experts from the Syrian American Medical Society and the Syria Public Health Network.