A UN-appointed mission to Libya says it has found "reasonable grounds" that the Kaniyat militia committed crimes against humanity as nearly 100 mass graves remain to be discovered in Tarhouna.
Jan Kubis had succeeded Ghassan Salame, who quit his position in March last year due to stress.
Authorities in western Libya free 120 fighters loyal to warlord Khalifa Haftar, the latest move towards reconciliation in a UN-backed peace process aimed at ending years of violence.
"This war criminal, thug Haftar and his backers should know that in the event of any attack attempt waged on Turkish forces, the killer Haftar's forces will be viewed as legitimate targets everywhere," Turkey's Defence Minister Akar says in Libya.
As long as Libya's internationally-recognized government needs Ankara's support to stave off destabilising actors like France and Egypt, Turkey will continue to have its military presence in the country.
"Targeting Turkish interests in Libya will have grave consequences," the Turkish Foreign Ministry has said in a statement.
United Arab Emirates has been providing assistance to Russian mercenaries, according to a US Defense Intelligence Agency assessment reported by Foreign Policy magazine. Wagner supports the Haftar militia against the UN-backed government in Libya.
Participants at the talks in Tunisia "agreed that national elections should take place on 24 December 2021," acting UN envoy Stephanie Williams said.
Hanan al Barassi, a lawyer and outspoken critic of abuses in areas held by warlord Khalifa Haftar's illegal militia, was assassinated in public, rights groups say.
Khalifa Haftar said his militias would let oil production resume after an eight-month blockade and a senior politician in Tripoli said a committee would be formed to ensure fair distribution of revenues.
Moscow will pay each fighter $2,000 per month to join warlord Khalifa Haftar for 5 months, local sources say.
The GNA has with Turkish help made sudden strides in recent weeks, seizing a string of towns from warlord Khalifa Haftar's militias, capturing the strategically important Watiya airbase and destroying several of its Russian-made air defence systems.
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