Libya

Egyptian warplanes conduct airstrikes on Libya’s Derna

  • 27 May 2017 - 12:51
Egyptian warplanes conduct airstrikes on Libya’s Derna

The Egyptian warplanes carried out airstrikes late on Friday on the headquarters of Derna Shura Council in Libya's eastern city of Derna. Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, Egypt's President, said in an address on Friday that his country's air force was at the moment conducting airstrikes on dens of...

Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade seizes Hadba Prison, kills two guards as fighting intensifies

  • 27 May 2017 - 12:40
Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade seizes Hadba Prison, kills two guards as fighting intensifies

An armed group loyal to the Government of National Accord (GNA) reportedly seized Hadba Prison, where former officials of toppled and killed dictator Muammar Gaddafi are held. The armed group, Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade, led by Haithem Al-Tajouri, attacked the complex and clashed with the...

Over 1400 migrants rescued off Libyan Coast on Friday

  • 27 May 2017 - 12:07
Over 1400 migrants rescued off Libyan Coast on Friday

More than 1,400 migrants seeking to get to Italy were rescued off the coast of Libya on Friday, but other vessels were in distress, according to accounts by Libyan and Italian officials. "Large rescue and interception operations are under way," navy spokesman General Ayoub Qassem said. "Today is...

At least 20 killed, 50 injured so far in ongoing deadly clashes in Libya’s capital

  • 26 May 2017 - 17:40
At least 20 killed, 50 injured so far in ongoing deadly clashes in Libya’s capital

At least 23 have been reported as dead from Abu Salim forces and Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade and 53 others were wounded in the ongoing clashes between rival forces in Tripoli. The Abu Salim hospital has sent out cries for people to donate blood and for ambulances to be present to help...

Heavy clashes sweep through Libya’s capital, Tripoli

  • 26 May 2017 - 11:49
Heavy clashes sweep through Libya’s capital, Tripoli

Heavy clashes with heavy and medium weapons were reported by local media sources in Tripoli on Friday morning. According to the sources, clashes are ongoing in Abu Salim, Hadba, Ain Zara, and Bab Benghashir, as well as the airport road. The sources also added that heavy military vehicles...

Spanish navy frigate rescues 282 migrants off Libya’s coast

  • 25 May 2017 - 21:32
Spanish navy frigate rescues 282 migrants off Libya’s coast

Spain's defense ministry says a navy frigate has rescued 282 migrants from two boats found adrift in waters off the Libyan coast, News 24 reported. A ministry statement says the migrants rescued on Wednesday included 18 Eritrean children under 10 years old. They were sailing in a small rubber...

Presidential Council condemns airstrikes on Jufra

  • 25 May 2017 - 15:52
Presidential Council condemns airstrikes on Jufra

The Presidential Council has condemned the brutal airstrikes on Jufra and the destruction of the infrastructure and sending people into panic in Hun, Wadan and Sokna towns. In a statement posted by the Presidential Council's media office, the PC urged for halting the airstrikes on the areas...

MSF accuses Libyan coastguard of endangering people’s lives during Mediterranean rescue

  • 25 May 2017 - 12:55
MSF accuses Libyan coastguard of endangering people’s lives during Mediterranean rescue

During a rescue in the Mediterranean Sea on 23 May, the Libyan coastguard approached boats in distress, intimidated the passengers and then fired gunshots into the air, threatening people’s lives and creating mayhem, according to aid organisations Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without...

Third Force withdraws from Timnahent airbase in southern Libya

  • 25 May 2017 - 11:16
Third Force withdraws from Timnahent airbase in southern Libya

The Third Force of the Defence Ministry of the Government of National Accord (GNA) has announced Thursday withdrawing from the airbase of Timnahent, near Sabha, in southern Libya. According to sources, who spoke to a Libyan local TV Channel, the withdrawal of the Third Force from Timnahent...

Libya’s SDF: Younger brother of Manchester Arena bomber planning to conduct suicide attack in Tripoli

  • 24 May 2017 - 22:24
Libya’s SDF: Younger brother of Manchester Arena bomber planning to conduct suicide attack in Tripoli

 The Libyan Tripoli-based Special Deterrence Force (SDF) has announced that the younger brother of Salman Abedi, who blew himself up in Manchester Arena at Ariana Grande music concert, was arrested as he was planning to carry out suicide attack in Tripoli, Libya. "After months of tracking...