Ongoing civil war
The Turkish Grand National Assembly votes 325–184 to send troops to help the internationally-recognized Government of National Accord in Libya.
Sources: Al Jazeera
Sources: Al Jazeera
The Libyan National Army (LNA), led by Khalifa Haftar, carries out massive artillery bombardment of Tripoli, Libya's capital, in a push to capture the city from Turkish-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) forces. Turkey says Haftar's forces are now "legitimate targets" if attacks on its interests continue.
Protesters squat an oil terminal in the eastern Libyan town of Zuwetina at the request of tribal leaders, who claim that the Government of National Accord is using oil revenue to pay for foreign fighters, a reference to Turkey's sending of troops and arms in support of the GNA. The protesters are swiftly condemned by the state-owned National Oil Corporation.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announces he will send troops to Libya to help the internationally-recognized Tripoli-based Government of National Accord after they requested support. He plans to submit his motion to the Grand National Assembly on January 7 for approval.
Turkey says it is ready to provide military support to the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) against Khalifa Haftar's forces if requested to do so by the GNA. The Grand National Assembly of Turkey approves military intervention in Libya.
The Libyan National Army (LNA) launches a surprise offensive in western Libya, moving units towards the Government of National Accord-held capital Tripoli, with reports of clashes in the city of Gharyan. The LNA say their operation, ordered by General Khalifa Haftar, is aimed at "cleansing the western zone from terrorist groups".
The United States launches airstrikes on ISIL positions in the Libyan city of Sirte following a request from the UN-backed Government of National Accord. Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, in a televised address, says the strikes have caused "heavy ISIL losses".