14 – 20 June: Misratan Convoy Deploys to Tripoli

Jun 20, 2017 | Libyan actors

On 12 June, the Tripoli Revolutionary Brigade held an Iftar for the families of former regime figures that were ‘liberated’ from the control of Islamists during the clashes in Tripoli last month. On 17 June, a convoy of militias from Misrata said to be affiliated to the Libyan National Guard (LNA), the anti- Government of National Accord (GNA) alliance loyal to former General National Congress prime minister Khalifa al-Ghwell, attempted to deploy to Tripoli. However, they reportedly became divided among themselves, cancelled the deployment and most of them drove back to Misrata. The deployment attempt comes amid rumours and local apprehension of an imminent attack by anti-GNA militias on Tripoli following their eviction from the capital last month.

On 15 June, 46 House of Representatives (HoR) members formed a new bloc called the ‘National Consensus Bloc’ aimed at supporting the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) and reforming the HoR. This followed efforts by the respective presidents of the HoR and the High Council of State (HCS) aimed at amending the LPA by expediting the constitution and its drafting committee, the Constitutional Drafting Assembly (CDA). HoR President Agilah Saleh attempted to unify the HoR behind his demand to scrap the current drafting committee and appoint a new one.