Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
November 2015 - Libya Special Weapons News
- Joint Statement on Libya US Dept. of State 27 Nov 2015
- UN Welcomes Southern Libya Peace, Urges National Deal VOA 25 Nov 2015 -- The United Nations welcomed a peace agreement signed by two tribes in southern Libya and reiterated its calls for the approval of a national pact to end more than a year of political crisis in the country.
- France Warns Libya That Infighting 'Suicidal' as ISIL Gains Ground Sputnik 22 Nov 2015 -- Jean-Yves Le Drian warned Libyans that continued standoff between rival governments and tribes was suicidal, as Islamic State (ISIL) militants strengthened their presence.
- Warring factions in Libya show little regard for civilian life, says UN, reporting 'gross' rights abuses UN News 16 Nov 2015 -- Libya continues to be embroiled in political strife and deadly violence – with all parties committing possible war crimes amid multiple armed conflicts affecting several regions and contributing to a general breakdown of law and order, according to a new United Nations human rights report released today.
- Statement from Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook on U.S. strike in Libya DoD 14 Nov 2015 -- On November 13, the U.S. military conducted an airstrike in Libya against Abu Nabil, aka Wissam Najm Abd Zayd al Zubaydi, an Iraqi national who was a longtime al Qaeda operative and the senior ISIL leader in Libya.
- Pentagon says top ISIL leader in Libya hit in strike Press TV 14 Nov 2015 -- The Pentagon says a US airstrike has killed a top leader of the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group in Libya.
- Top UN relief official in Libya welcomes release of aid workers held captive for months UN News 12 Nov 2015 -- Two Libyan humanitarian workers affiliated with aid agencies were released on 7 November after being held captive for five months, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the country, Ali Al-Za'tari, said today, welcoming their release.
- Libyan authorities take into custody suspected UAE spy Press TV 12 Nov 2015 -- Authorities in Libya's capital city of Tripoli say they have arrested a police officer from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on suspicion of serving as a spy.
- Libya: amid political crisis, Security Council urges parties to endorse, sign deal for unity government UN News 07 Nov 2015 -- Concerned over Libya's ongoing political, security and institutional crises and the rising threat of terrorism, the United Nations Security Council today urged all Libyan stakeholders to endorse and sign the recent UN-facilitated political deal and to move swiftly towards forming a Government of National Accord.
- 'Magnitude of dangers facing Libya should not be underestimated,' UN envoy tells Security Council UN News 05 Nov 2015 -- The magnitude of the dangers facing Libya should not be underestimated, the top UN official in the country told the Security Council today, noting that despite the passing of the timeline by which the United Nations had hoped a final political settlement would be endorsed, there is yet to be a final agreement.
- Political progress in Libya 'carries promise' of ending impunity for atrocity crimes - ICC Prosecutor UN News 05 Nov 2015 -- After a "seemingly endless cycle of violence," Libya's incessant conflict and political division may soon come to an end, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) told the United Nations Security Council today, noting that significant progress is being made towards achieving the goal of peace and stability in the country.
- UN calls on Libyan political stakeholders to redouble efforts to reach agreement UN News 02 Nov 2015 -- The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) called today on the main political stakeholders in the country to redouble their efforts in bringing the political dialogue process to a successful conclusion, which would allow for an agreement to form a Government of National Accord and for the resumption of Libya's democratic transition.
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