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Libya at ‘critical juncture’ as foreign sponsors defy arms embargo, UN warns

UN acting Libya Envoy Stephanie Williams told the Security Council that foreign powers are fortifying their assets at air bases in the east and west of the war-torn country.
A fighter loyal to Libya's UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) poses for a picture while seated in the turret a technical (pickup truck mounted with turret) in the town of Tarhuna, about 65 kilometres southeast of the capital Tripoli on June 5, 2020, after the area was taken over by pro-GNA forces from rival forces loyal to strongman Khalifa Haftar. - The GNA said on June 5 that it was back in full control of Tarhouna, the last stronghold of the forces of eastern strongman Khalifa Haftar. The

UN acting Libya Envoy Stephanie Williams warned on Wednesday that Libya is at "a critical juncture" as foreign powers flood the oil-rich country with weapons and coronavirus infections spiral out of control.

Since July 8, some 70 resupply flights landed in eastern airports in support of Gen. Khalifa Hifter’s Libyan National Army (LNA), while 30 resupply flights were dispatched to airports in western Libya in support of the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA), Williams told the UN Security Council.

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