Libya Enters New Phase of Armed Conflict
Islam Times - East Libyan forces of the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) led by General Khalifa Haftar have taken control of the Tamanhent air base near the city of Sabha, on the frontline between rival forces based in eastern and western Libya.
In response, the leadership of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in the capital, Tripoli, has ordered its forces to counter-attack and heavy fighting continue in the area.
With the two leading competitors at war, the Libyan conflict has entered a new phase and several members of the House of Representatives (HoR) based in Tobruk have called for an immediate no-fly zone in southern Libya.
It means the UN Security Council will have to address the issue soon against the background of its failure to agree on a draft resolution on Syria.
The need to normalize the situation in Libya rather unites than divides Russia and the West. But any idea of dividing the country is unacceptable. The Middle East has seen enough of divisions. Libya, Syria, Yemen and other nations should remain sovereign undivided states.
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