UN warns of worsening situation due to IS’s threats

U.N. Secretary General António Guterres warned of the worsening situation in the areas controlled by the Islamic State (IS).

In a letter to the members of the Security Council, Guterres expressed his concern over the “hostile acts” in Libya.

In mid-May, British military officials announced Baghdadi is believed to be hiding in Libya since February after fleeing Syria’s Baghouz.

Further, Baghdadi earlier demanded his elements to carry out operations in Libya and other countries after being defeated in Syria and Iraq.

This comes amid tensions in the western region between Faiez al-Sarraj, head of western Government of National Accord (GNA) and Khalifa Haftar, commander of the eastern Libyan National Army (LNA), which have led to severe lack of security in Libya.

The fighting has been fierce in the past few days as the LNA launched airstrikes on sites of GNA’s armed groups in southern and eastern Tripoli early Thursday.

The airstrikes targeted el-Mouz housing project, eastern Tripoli, and an air supply camp in Ain Zara, southern Tripoli.

Clashes also erupted between the LNA and armed groups of the GNA at the axes of Tueisha and Ramla, near Tripoli, as well as Tripoli International Airport’s bridge, which has been controlled by the LNA since Tuesday.


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