Yesterday, Tobruk airport was picketed by protesters against the visit by UN chief Martin Kobler. This is a far cry from the welcome I received on a visit organised by the Chief of the Libyan Air Staff on Valentine’s Day in 2012, described on page 268 of Belfast to Benghazi.
Elsewhere, the Libyan National Army has launched a major tank assault on the Ganfouda enclave in Benghazi. The assault, which began in torrential rain, has seen an unknown number of casualties.
It is not surprising that Libya’s outgoing UN ambassador, Ibrahim Dabbash, launched a bitter attack on the international community’ s interference in Libyan affairs.
Tobruk town council at the Knightsbridge Commonwealth War Cemetery 2012