The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Monday unanimously extended the ban on the flow of weapons to Libya for another one year, even as infighting between rebel commander Khalifa Haftar's forces and UN-backed government shows no signs of abating in the strife-torn North African nation.
The arms embargo, which is implemented by a European Union (EU) force, will remain in effect until June 2020.
In 2016, UNSC had authorised EU's Operation Sophia, which was initially aimed at tackling human trafficking, to inspect ships in the Mediterranean Sea suspected of carrying weapons that could violate the arms embargo, Anadolu News Agency reported.
However, the LNA has a sizeable presence in several areas around Tripoli.
Libya has been largely divided into two factions ever since the death of dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. The LNA controls the eastern part of Libya, while the UN-backed GNA governs Libya's western region from Tripoli.
More than 90,000 people have been displaced ever since the fighting broke out, while over 500 people have lost their lives.
The international community has urged for a peaceful resolution to the intense fighting which has ensued in the African country.
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