The rare shooting, in which the ex-Daesh member opened fire on police and army vehicles, shook the predominantly Sunni Muslim coastal city on the eve of Eid al Fitr which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
Armed clashes erupt between forces belong to Libya's UN-recognised Government of National Accords (GNA) and those loyal to the rebel warlord Khalifa Haftar.
A report published by the International Crisis Group argues that the Libyan conflict has become a multi-dimensional civil war.
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.
While the leader of the UN-backed government, Fayez al Sarraj, has failed to rally support from the EU states, Europe’s divided stance on Khalifa Haftar's military operation hinders any attempt to stop the ongoing war in Libya.
The United Nations earlier said the water blockage was a possible war crime as the internationally-recognised government blamed the closure on forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar, who has been trying to capture Tripoli.
New Zealand's prime minister has been rightly applauded for her response to the attacks against Muslims in New Zealand, but that shouldn't obscure the fact that she has helped to empower anti-Muslim bigotry in her rise to power.
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.
A meeting between the monarchs of Morocco and Saudi Arabia in Riyadh should have cooled tempers between the two governments for the moment but it will be the Libya crisis which could re-ignite them.
Mehmet Demir and Volkan Altinok worked in a restaurant in Kasr Bin Gashir town, south of capital Tripoli, Turkish sources say. Turkey says the "espionage" claim is preposterous.
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.
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.
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