Wednesday, February 28

Libya

Libya Government Concludes Military Agreement With Turkey and Qatar
Libya, News, Qatar, Turkey

Libya Government Concludes Military Agreement With Turkey and Qatar

The Libyan government says it has concluded an agreement with Qatar and Turkey.   The deal should overlay the way for the arrival of military advisers from the countries and help train Libyan troops. Ministers from Turkey and Qatar were in the capital Tripoli on Monday to discuss military cooperation. Among other things, it would have been agreed that Libyan soldiers would be trained in the military academies of the two countries. Libya has been in bedlam since the death of dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. Powerful warlord Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive last year to seize Tripoli, but his forces have been pushed back after heavy fighting. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas warned during a visit to Tripoli that foreign powers are still arming their allies in Libya. The re...
Migrants Flee Libyan Smugglers Killed 15 People
International, Libya, News

Migrants Flee Libyan Smugglers Killed 15 People

In the northwest of Libya at least fifteen migrants were killed when they tried to flee from people smugglers, reports MSF. 25 people have been injured, some of whom have severe gunshot wounds and fractures, published by News Tribune.   The escape was Wednesday, but news about it has just come out. In the city of Bani Walid, more than a hundred refugees were in an illegal prison, which was run by the smugglers. After they broke out, an armed pursuit arose. One part managed to escape, but about forty people, including central women, are stuck again. According to MSF, the escaped prisoners are mainly teenagers from Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia who want to apply for asylum in Europe. Some of them were imprisoned for three years by the human smugglers under appalling conditions. They...