Weekly Security Report by SNE Special Projects 20 October 2015

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Although today is the deadline for the Libya Unity government agreement to be signed, it appears that the House of Representatives have rejected the Government National Accord, and once again, UNSMIL have hit a brick wall.

In a session held by the House of Representatives yesterday in Tobruk, it insisted that the Libya Dialogue agreement initialled on 11th July in Skhirat was the only version it would agree to and that numerous changes made to it by Bernardino Leon since then were unacceptable.

A dozen foreign ministers (Algeria, France, Germany, Italy, Morocco, Qatar, Spain, Turkey, UAE, UK and US have once again urged an immediate approval of the political accord. The EU warned that Libyan players faced “a stark choice’’.

Tripoli and the west have been predominantly affected by the sporadic fighting within the Zawiyah and Al Ajiylat areas along the coastal highway between Tripoli and the Tunisian border at Ras Ajdir. This lead to further road closures on the main coastal highway. This caused further disruption to the Tripoli and the western regions personnel being unable to travel and cross the border crossing point.

It was reported (and confirmed) yesterday that the coastal highway from Tripoli to the border had reopened, due to a ceasefire agreement being signed. Tensions however remain high between rival factions and further road closures and possible clashes could take place at anytime

GECOL announces that maintenance to existing power stations is the quickest means of increasing the electricity supply in Libya.

Daesh have claimed to have beheaded a Christian in a video that was released from Daesh in Cyrenaica, this beheading is believed to have taken place in Derna. Daesh also claimed that they had crucified another Christian and this is believed to have taken place in Sirte. Both claims however have not yet been confirmed.

The east has witnessed peaceful protests both for and against the Unity Government. Whilst Misrata showed support for the Unity Government, a Tobruk held sit in protest in Martyrs square rejected it, however the protesters showed their support for the Libyan Army.

Sporadic clashes continue to take place in the east, predominantly in areas around Benghazi, within the Leithi district. Four children died and a further four were injured when a mortar shell exploded whilst they were playing. It is not thought that the children were near any army positions, but highlights the characteristics of recent battles within the area.

The most vigorous recent action in Benghazi was Friday’s assault by Daesh on a position held by the 204 tank brigade. An attack from three directions on the unit in the Al Rhaba district in the west of the city made some initial progress but, according to a source close to the Army, was eventually pushed back.

 

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