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28 jan. 2020 | 15h24 UTC

Libya: LNA briefly takes control of Abugrein January 26

Libya Alerte de sécurité

LNA briefly takes control of Abu Grain amid ongoing westward efforts January 26; similar attacks possible in coming weeks

TIMEFRAME expected from 28/1/2020, 12h00 until 31/1/2020, 11h59 (Africa/Tripoli). COUNTRY/REGION Libya

Event

As of Sunday, January 26, Libyan National Army (LNA) commander Khalifa Haftar has begun moving forces into western Libya, east of Misrata. Misrata is currently under the control of the internationally recognized government, the Government of National Accord (GNA). The attack resulted in the LNA obtaining control over Abu Grain, about 120 km (75 mi) from Misatra. Since, several airstrikes have been reported in the Abu Grain area. The GNA launched a counter attack from the Abu Grain Natural reserve and Sadada at approximately 15:00 (local time) on Sunday, and pushed the LNA back towards Abu Nujayam. Since, more fighting has broken out. This includes an exchange of artillery and rocket fire, the most significant of which was against the LNA on Monday, January 27, in al-Waskha. This resulted in the destruction of a truck carrying a unspecified rocket launcher and ammunition, leaving at least six dead, as other reports estimate 11 dead.

Similar attacks are possible in the coming weeks.

Context

The Libyan National Army (LNA) launched an offensive into southern Tripoli on April 4. The advance halted 10-15km south of central Tripoli within a week and frontlines have remained largely static since. Some have moved south, out of the city. The initial offensive also triggered several foreign missions and international organizations to temporarily withdraw or to otherwise consider their international footprint in Libya. Central Tripoli itself remains permissive and conducive to most international operations, providing professional security providers are engaged.

Advice

Individuals traveling to Libya via MJI are advised to monitor the situation and confirm flight statuses and availability.

The security environment in Libya remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.

 

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