5 Apr 2019

Eastern Libyan commander orders forces to seize Tripoli

International Editor

In the next hour the UN Security Council will discuss Libya, where the forces of the country’s most powerful warlord are advancing towards the capital Tripoli.

A showdown between Kalifa Haftar’s forces and militia supporting the government in the capital could plunge Libya into another spasm of violence, possibly the worst since the 2011 civil war that toppled and later killed long-time dictator Muammar Gaddafi.