Confrontations occurred in Warshaffana between the pro - Government of National Accord (GNA) armed coalition and Warshaffana militias during the course of the week. Meanwhile, the search continued in South Libya for the foreign workers abducted last week, but with no results.
On Nov 8, after a six - day military operation in Warshaffana, the pro - GNA armed coalition composed of the Tripoli Revolutionary Brigade (TRB), the Western Military Zone and the Zintan Military Council (ZMC) took control over parts of Warshaffana, including the Al - Aziziya area. Pro - GNA militias launched an operation to rid Warshaffana— particularly the Al - Jafara and Aziziya districts—from criminals and armed groups positioned there, including pro - Gaddafi militias. Sources report that the pro - GNA forces conducted several arrests in the newly controlled area on Nov 8, including the prominent militia leader named Mohammed Al - Abdalli.
Sporadic clashes erupted in different parts of Warshaffana, however, in other areas the takeover reportedly occurred without violence. Due to the ongoing tensions, the Coastal Road was closed on Nov 7 by the Janzour militia, but reopened again on Nov 10 . Tensions are expected to deescalate in the area over the coming days, with pro - GNA militias securing the area. Armed forces of the coalition have started to return to their positions.
Meanwhile, the search for the foreign workers abducted in Ubari on Nov 3 continued in South Libya. On Nov 9, the Turkish conglomerate, ENKA, which operates at the Ubari power plant in south Libya, organized the return of 93 Turkish employees in Ubari back to Turkey. The staff were flown from Ubari to Tripoli, where they boarded a flight to Istanbul. Sources reported that ENKA gave the Libyan authorities a week to resolve the situation, and demonstrate capability to control the situation in the southern region. Failure by the authorities to do so likely forced them to take the decision to evacuate staff back to Turkey.
Unconfirmed reports indicate that on Nov 11 a joint force from the Ghat area composed of Ghat's 411 and 401 battalions arrested 10 individuals reportedly involved in the kidnapping of the foreign workers in Ubari on Nov 3, and a white Toyota Land Cruiser suspected of belonging to the kidnappers was seized near the Algerian - Libyan border. The Joint Forces claim they had tracked down the whereabouts of the kidnappers but could not arrest them because they had crossed the border. Clashes reportedly took place between the Joint Force and the kidnappers for an hour near a cave in Ghat territory before the Joint Force arrested the individuals. Security forces are currently interrogating the suspects to find about the fate of the foreign workers.