Bathily Urges Authorities in East, West Libya to Work Together Following Floods

Bathily met on Saturday with members of the Political Affairs Commission of the High Council of State. Photo: UNSMIL
Bathily met on Saturday with members of the Political Affairs Commission of the High Council of State. Photo: UNSMIL
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Bathily Urges Authorities in East, West Libya to Work Together Following Floods

Bathily met on Saturday with members of the Political Affairs Commission of the High Council of State. Photo: UNSMIL
Bathily met on Saturday with members of the Political Affairs Commission of the High Council of State. Photo: UNSMIL

Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Abdoulaye Bathily has stressed the need for the authorities in East and West Libya to conduct a joint assessment of the humanitarian response following deadly floods in the country’s northeast.

Bathily met on Saturday with members of the Political Affairs Commission of the High Council of State.

He said on X (formerly Twitter) that he “listened to their assessment of the social, humanitarian, economic and political dimensions of the Derna disaster.”

“I stressed the need for authorities in the East and West to conduct a joint assessment of the humanitarian response and reconstruction needs,” he said.

“It is imperative that political leaders live up the moment and work together to overcome the tragedy,” he added.

The disaster in the Libyan city of Derna was caused by the collapse of two dams during a storm on the night of Sept. 10 that unleashed a deadly torrent.



US Military: Houthis Targeted Liberian-Flagged Vessel in Red Sea

File photo of a cargo ship bound for Yemen (British Embassy in Yemen)
File photo of a cargo ship bound for Yemen (British Embassy in Yemen)
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US Military: Houthis Targeted Liberian-Flagged Vessel in Red Sea

File photo of a cargo ship bound for Yemen (British Embassy in Yemen)
File photo of a cargo ship bound for Yemen (British Embassy in Yemen)

The US Military said on Wednesday that the Houthis have launched an unmanned surface vessel (USV) from their controlled areas in Yemen to strike a Liberian-flagged ship in the Red Sea.
In a statement, the Military said that a Houthi USV struck M/V Tutor, a Liberian flagged, Greek owned and operated vessel, in the Red Sea.
“The impact of the USV caused severe flooding and damage to the engine room,” the statement added.
In the past 24 hours, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) forces successfully destroyed three anti-ship cruise missile (ASCM) launchers in a Houthi controlled area of Yemen and one uncrewed aerial system (UAS) launched from a Houthi controlled area of Yemen over the Red Sea, the Military also said.
Houthis also launched two anti-ship ballistic missiles (ASBM) from their controlled areas of Yemen over the Red Sea, it said, adding there were no injuries or damages reported.