Attempt On PM’s Life, Oil Tanker Attacked – Another Week In Libya

In the wake of an attempt on the life of the prime minister of Libya’s internationally recognised government in Baida and attacks by the eastern government against an oil tanker docking in territory controlled by the rival Tripoli-based administration, there is still little sign of compromise in Libya.

Libya’s ongoing instability took another turn for the worse in recent days with an attack on the prime minister of the country’s internationally recognised government in Baida and air strikes by the Baida government against an oil tanker in territory controlled by the rival Tripoli-based administration.

An unidentified gunman fired on the car of ‘Abd Allah al-Thinni on 26 May after five unmarked vehicles intercepted the prime minister’s convoy in Tobruk as he left a session of the House of Representatives, according to a spokesman quoted in a report carried by the official LANA news agency. Mr Thinni escaped unharmed, but one of his security staff was injured while jumping out of the car that was under fire. The spokesman described the attack as an “assassination attempt.”


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