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01 Apr 2020 | 08:17 PM UTC

Libya: GNA shoot down drone over Al Ajaylat (Nuqat al Khams) April 1

Government of National Accord (GNA) forces reportedly shoot down suspected UAE drone in southern Al Ajaylat on April 1; further fighting possible over the coming days

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Event

Forces under the command of the Government of National Accord (GNA) reported that they shot down a drone that was attempting to raid their positions in southern Al Ajaylat in Nuqat al Khams district on Wednesday, April 1. The GNA claimed that the drone was provided by the UAE to Libyan National Army (LNA) forces.

Additional clashes are possible in the area over the coming hours and days.

Context

Members of the international community continue to try to broker a ceasefire and political agreement between the GNA and the LNA. A ceasefire brokered by Turkey and Russia was announced on January 12, but localized breaches are ongoing, and tensions remain high.

Advice

Individuals in Libya are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid areas affected by the fighting, and refrain from nonessential movement within the country.

The security environment in Libya remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.