Since Muammar Qaddafi was ousted in 2011, Libya has failed to attain stability. Former rebel brigades which once fought side by side have now turned on each other, aligning themselves with rival political factions in a scramble for control.
- French military intervention in Libya within three months: diplomat
Asharq Al-Awsat—France could undertake military intervention in Libya within the next three months, an Arab diplomatic source informed Asharq Al-Awsat as French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian gave the strongest indication yet that Paris is considering the move.
“I am ready to bet that this intervention will take place within three months,” the diplomat said.
ISIS kills 14 Libyan soldiers, official government says while fights between official government and rival governments.
Islamic State terrorists , have killed 14 Libyan soldiers in the south of the country, the official government said on Saturday (Of Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni) (Source: Al-Arabiya).
In separate violence, forces loyal to the internationally recognized government staged air strikes on the port of Misrata, a western city allied to a group (Fajr Libya) that holds the capital Tripoli.