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Libya: government forces launch a counter-offensive

Despite international calls to end the violence in Libya is heading towards a new civil war. Supporters of the government in Tripoli announced a counter-offensive against the troops of General Haftar.

the supporters of The internationally recognized government in Libya have declared, to begin a counter-offensive against the troops of the influential General Khalifa Haftar.

The Operation "volcano of wrath", the goal is to clean all the Libyan cities of illegal forces, "" said the military spokesman of the government supporters, Mohammed Kanunu. The armed Forces would be tyres with "an iron fist" against any action, think of the unity and security of Libya, suit.

The military spokesman of the government supporters, Mohammed Kanunu, said that the armed forces would be using "iron fist" against any action, of attacking the unity and security of Libya.

Haftars troops to fly, apparently, air strikes

Haftars troops said they had flown out in the suburbs of Tripoli air attacks against the "armed militias". Thus, the life of civilians should be protected, declared the media Department of the pendant Haftars.

the troops of The Generals trying since Thursday to the capital Tripoli advance, where the internationally recognised government of Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj. The General obviously wants to take over Tripoli and the oil-rich country under his leadership.

The international community fears an escalation of the conflict in Libya. The UN security Council appealed on Friday to the parties to stop all military movements. The appeal is addressed in particular to General Haftar. Russia also called for a dialogue.

General Khalifa Haftar tried since Thursday, to the capital Tripoli advance.

the US military pulls soldiers from

The US military has withdrawn meanwhile, soldiers from the crisis in the country. The Africa command of the U.S. armed forces informed, a contingent of soldiers had been withdrawn due to the unrest is temporarily out of the country. The security conditions are increasingly unpredictable, said commander Thomas Waldhauser. How many soldiers are, and where they were relocated, he said.

Asselborn calls signals out of Egypt

view on the conflict, the Luxembourg of Foreign and asylum Minister Jean Asselborn responding: He called for clear signals from the neighboring country of Egypt, and clear words of the UN security Council. To escape to a refugee camp in Libya criminal people smugglers, it need also "massive financial support" for the UN refugee Agency UNHCR and the International organization for Migration.

in Addition, would have to identify people in need of protection, as well as safely and legally in the EU be brought, called Asselborn: "This, in parallel to efforts in Libya, a new Constitution and elections can be made a reality in order to create gradually the rule of law."

Since the fall of longtime ruler Muammar al-Gaddafi in 2011, Chaos reigns in Libya. The unity government is weak and has large parts of the country under control. There have been repeated international attempts at mediation.

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