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Libya: Fears of the return of armed clashes in Al-Zawiya

Muhammad Akhmaj, head of the Council of Elders and Notables of Zawiya, described the current situation in the city, which is located west of the capital, Tripoli, as “relatively stable,” but in contrast, he stressed that it is “fragile,” and clashes may return at any moment. He also criticized the absence of any role for the government in Tripoli. , or the Ministry of Interior, to intervene and resolve the recurring clashes in the city.

Violent fighting broke out on Saturday evening between members of the commander of the First Support Force in Zawiya, Muhammad Bahroun, nicknamed “Al-Far,” and militias affiliated with Rashid Al-Bakoush. Video footage broadcast by local media showed armed groups firing at a drone hovering in the airspace of the areas of clashes.

The Zawiya Security Directorate announced, on Sunday evening, the cessation of armed clashes in the city, the reopening of the coastal road between Zawiya and the capital, Tripoli, and the return of armed vehicles to their barracks, coinciding with local sources in the city confirming the cessation of clashes and the opening of the coastal road, after the mediation of notables, the Red Crescent and the “103rd Battalion.” Infantry” to resolve the conflict.

In a different matter, the Netherlands Embassy in Libya and the United Nations Development Programme, in cooperation with the United Nations Mission, signed on Monday a new agreement to address the issue of missing persons in Libya.

Al-Sayeh attends the signing ceremony of a UN-Italian agreement to support the elections (Libyan Election Commission)

A statement from the program said that the three-year project aims to support the effective and purposeful participation of victims, build responsive institutions in the justice and security sectors, and help thousands of families search for their loved ones, pointing out that the need has become urgent for coordination and adopting a comprehensive approach to address the issue of missing persons in Libya.

The project seeks to provide technical assistance and capacity building to the Libyan authorities and civil society organizations. It also aims to strengthen the legal and institutional framework to address the issue of missing persons, enhance the capabilities of forensic and criminal investigation authorities, and support the adoption of a comprehensive, victim-centered approach to meet the needs of the families of missing persons.

The Ambassador of the Netherlands, Joost Klarenbeek, said that “the disappearance of a family member is a horrific experience, and without knowing the truth of what happened, it is very difficult for the rest of the family members to move forward,” expressing his country’s hope that, by supporting this project, “to contribute to reaching the truth and justice, for the benefit of These families, in a way that serves the transitional phase in Libya.”

The statement quoted the resident representative of the UN program, Christopher Laker, as saying, “Addressing the issue of missing persons in Libya is crucial to national reconciliation, and he considered that this partnership with the Netherlands represents an important step forward to support the victims and their families, and build a more peaceful, just, and inclusive Libya.”

Delegation of the Libyan High Council of State in Rwanda (Supreme Council)

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) signed (Sunday) with the Italian government, in the presence of the Head of the High Electoral Commission, Imad Al-Sayeh, an agreement to support the “PEOPLE” project, which is supervised by the United Nations mission, and aims to provide technical and advisory support to the High Electoral Commission. Al-Sayeh included this step as part of international efforts aimed at supporting the upcoming elections.

Al-Sayeh had stressed the role of election security in achieving the success of the electoral process, and the importance of training to ensure the quality of implementation of the electoral process. He considered, during a course on violence in elections in cooperation with the United Nations mission, that training is the pivotal point through which we seek to increase the readiness of the Commission. In order to perform its duties in a way that gives it the ability to implement electoral laws according to the highest standards.

He considered that women’s participation in elections requires securing their participation, noting that women represent about 50 percent of the number of those registered in the voter registry.

A photo distributed by the UAE ambassador to meet Batelli

Meanwhile, the Supreme Council of State in Libya announced the visit of a delegation representing it, led by the First Vice President of the Council, Masoud Obaid, to the State of Rwanda (Monday).

The Council’s media office said that the delegation was received by the Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee of the Rwandan Senate, Sin Jar Bibir, the Libyan Ambassador to Rwanda, Ibrahim Sidi Ibrahim, and members of the diplomatic corps of the Libyan Embassy in Rwanda.

The Council indicated that the delegation’s visit, which will last for several days, aims to open horizons of cooperation, strengthen relations between the two friendly countries, and learn about the Rwandan model in terms of reconciliation, and the most important points on which it is based.

Menfi with the presidents of Tunisia and Algeria (Presidential Council)

In turn, Mohammed Al Shamsi, the UAE Ambassador to Libya, said that on Sunday evening in Tunisia, he discussed with Abdullah Batili, the UN envoy, ways to enhance joint cooperation and exchange views on the most prominent developments on the Libyan scene.

In parallel, Mohamed Menfi, President of the Presidential Council, announced his agreement with the Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune and the Tunisian President Kais Saied, during a tripartite summit (Sunday), on the sidelines of the gas summit in Algeria, to hold a tripartite Maghreb meeting, every three months, the first in Tunisia after blessed month of Ramadan.

Part of the Turkish Navy training off the coast of Libya (Turkish Ministry of Defense)

On the other hand, Major General Tariq bin Ziyad Al-Muazzaz of the National Army, led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, mourned a group of his members, whose number was not specified. He said that they died while performing their duty in training, in reference to the military maneuvers being conducted by the army in the city of Sirte. Note that local media reported that 6 army personnel drowned.

In turn, the Turkish Ministry of Defense announced, in a statement on the “X” platform, that a ship belonging to the Turkish Naval Task Group on Sunday carried out training on firing machine guns, against what it described as asymmetric threats, off the coast of Libya.

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