UN welcomes parties in Libya accepting resumption of 5+5 Joint Military Commission talks.
Local officials said the Russian fighters allied to the warlord Khalifa Haftar retreated with their heavy equipment from the capital to the airport of Bani Walid, a town some 150 km southeast of Tripoli.
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.
Hospital, located on airport road in southern Tripoli, attacked with at least six rockets, says UN-backed government that fights illegal militias of warlord Khalifa Haftar since April last year.
Libya's UN-recognised government said warlord Khalifa Haftar targeted a school compound in the capital Tripoli killing and injuring several children.
Warlord Khalifa Haftar strongman in April launched an offensive against the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord.
The explosion comes hours after Libya's UN-supported government says it accepted a ceasefire proposed by the UN aimed at halting combat in the capital, Tripoli, during the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al Adha.
Libya's internationally recognized government on Friday accepted a ceasefire request from the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), according to a statement posted by the government on Twitter.
Commander Khalifa Haftar, who is backed by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, launched a lightning assault on Tripoli with his self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) in April.
Libya's unity government was created at UN-backed talks in 2015, but it has struggled to assert control, while a number of international initiatives since have failed to unite the country.
Libya’s General Haftar has become powerful enough to move on Tripoli and he owes that strength to a group of international backers who peddle the narrative that he is fighting terrorism.
As Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar's forces draw closer to Tripoli, the UN-backed government controlling the capital city has announced a red alert.
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