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.
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.
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."
France's pursuit of its own long term interests in Libya is fueling the conflict and undermining the UN-backed peace process.
Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar, who is leading a military offensive against the UN-recognised government in Tripoli, rejects a ceasefire requested by French President Emmanuel Macron during talks in Paris, an Elysee official says.
A report published by the International Crisis Group argues that the Libyan conflict has become a multi-dimensional civil war.
Forces of Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar bring down the plane south of Libyan capital, witnesses and Libyan National Army say, as head of internationally recognised government, Fayez al Sarraj, kicks off EU tour to drum up support.
While one has borne the brunt of the migrant crisis from the embattled country, the other seeks to reap its benefits.
The strongman’s rationale for outrightly attempting a supreme hold on power through the Tripoli offensive is interlaced with narratives he thinks will resonate with his embattled people. He may well be mistaken.
Libya has been in a state of civil war since 2011, with divisions between foreign states ensuring that the the war does not come to an end.
Khalifa Haftar’s offensive towards Tripoli is part and parcel of a larger regional dynamic and conflict
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