The funeral at Benghazi's Huwari cemetery was for Khalifa Mismari, the assistant commander of Libya's special forces under former leader Muammar Gaddafi, who was toppled in 2011.
The French embassy in Libya categorically denied the presence of soldiers or military personnel in Gharyan. It is not clear how the weapons ended up in the control of Khalifa Haftar's LNA militia in the town.
The French president placed himself in the middle of the Libya situation by tacitly backing former military strongman Khalifa Hafta, but that could now be backfiring.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan met with Fayez al-Sarraj - head of UN-recognised - Tripoli-based Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) in Istanbul and expressed the continuation of Turkey's support to the GNA.
The UN Security Council also called on the warring parties in Libya's capital Tripoli to rapidly return to UN-mediated political talks.
Migrants who survived the deadly air strike on a Libyan detention centre said on Thursday they had been conscripted by a local militia to work in an adjacent weapons workshop.
The death toll from the attack has risen to at least 53. A UN humanitarian report said there were two air strikes, not one as reported earlier, and that guards shot at migrants who were trying to run for their lives.
It is the highest publicly reported toll of an air strike or shelling since eastern forces loyal to warlord Khalifa Haftar three months ago launched an offensive to take the capital held by the internationally-recognised government.
The UN-recognised GNA announced finding US-made weapons at seized base belonging to warlord Khalifa Haftar. Seized weapons included four Javelin anti-tank missiles packed in wooden crates marked "armed forces of the United Arab Emirates."
As renegade warlord Khalifa Haftar fights to expand his rule over Libya, his anger at Turkey’s support for the internationally recognised Libyan government grows.
Turkey's foreign ministry confirmed the release of six Turkish sailors detained by militia leader Khalifa Haftar's eastern Libyan forces.
The latest territorial loss has put militia leader Khalifa Haftar in a weak position, and it is the right time for the international community to bring him to the negotiating table to help end the power struggle in Libya.
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