Libya

Armed attack on Hadba Prison, several guards gunned down

  • 16 March 2017 - 22:58
Armed attack on Hadba Prison, several guards gunned down

Sources from the area of Hadba Rehabilitation Prison in Tripoli said an armed attack was conducted on the prison an hour ago today. Hadba prison hosts prominent Gaddafi henchmen including Abdullah Al-Sanousi and Al-Baghdadi Al-Mahmoudi as well as his son, Al-Saadi. According to the...

Libyan Wings denies links to Abdelhakim Belhadj

  • 16 March 2017 - 21:53
Libyan Wings denies links to Abdelhakim Belhadj

The Libyan Wings Airline Company has denied having any ties with the leader of the Al-Watan Political Party, Abdelhakim Belhadj, saying he has nothing to do with the airliner. Libyan Wings refuted what the media outlets claimed about summoning the CEO of the airliner by the Attorney...

Italy moves Operation Dignity injuries for treatment in its hospitals

  • 16 March 2017 - 16:53
Italy moves Operation Dignity injuries for treatment in its hospitals

Italy has started transferring Libyan injured fighters of the Operation Dignity forces led by Khalifa Haftar to Italian hospitals. The injured fighters have taken off from Benina airport in Benghazi and will be receiving treatment in Italian hospitals. The Italian Embassy in Tripoli...

British Ambassador to Libya meets Haftar in Al-Marij

  • 16 March 2017 - 14:22
British Ambassador to Libya meets Haftar in Al-Marij

The British Ambassador to Libya, Peter Millett, visited Al-Marij, eastern Libya on Wednesday to meet with the leader of the Operation Dignity forces, Khalifa Haftar. The meeting took place at the so-called general command of the Operation Dignity, according to pro-Haftar media. No more...

Ceasefire reached in Tripoli after three days of bloody fighting

  • 16 March 2017 - 11:56
Ceasefire reached in Tripoli after three days of bloody fighting

A meeting held in Abu Sitta Naval Base resulted in a ceasefire agreement that demanded immediate execution with withdrawal of all military vehicles and weapons from the streets and roads in the capital. According to the agreement was signed by the Presidential Council's member Ahmed Hamza, the...

Education ministry declares shutdown of schools in Libya’s capital

  • 15 March 2017 - 22:45
Education ministry declares shutdown of schools in Libya’s capital

The Education Ministry in Tripoli announced that it had suspended study in all schools in the capital on Wednesday and will suspend it also on Thursday due to the growing unrest in the capital. All schools in downtown Tripoli were shut down on Wednesday as fears grew of possible attacks on...

Libyan Prime Minister cancels visit to Sudan due to Tripoli fighting

  • 15 March 2017 - 22:30
Libyan Prime Minister cancels visit to Sudan due to Tripoli fighting

The Prime Minister of Libya’s Government of National Accord Fayez Al-Serraj has cancelled a scheduled visit to Sudan on Wednesday due to the security unrest in the capital Tripoli, according to the Sudanese foreign ministry. Al-Serraj was planned to arrive in Khartoum for a two-day visit...

Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous forces to enter Tripoli for peacekeeping

  • 15 March 2017 - 21:51
Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous forces to enter Tripoli for peacekeeping

About 1500 military vehicles of the forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous are on their way to Tripoli for peacekeeping as the capital's clashes grow more intense. The forces will coordinate in stabilising the areas of the clashes with the Government of National Accord's Security Preparations...

EU urges Haftar to get his forces out of Libyan oil terminals

  • 15 March 2017 - 17:12
EU urges Haftar to get his forces out of Libyan oil terminals

EU states and the US have urged a Russia-backed Libyan warlord to hand back oil ports, after a US warning that Russia was trying to do in Libya what it did in Syria. The British, French, Italian, and US ambassadors to Libya said oil facilities “belong to the Libyan people and must remain under...

Foreign ambassadors urge for end of hostilities at oil terminals as Haftar loses 21 fighters

  • 15 March 2017 - 13:38
Foreign ambassadors urge for end of hostilities at oil terminals as Haftar loses 21 fighters

Foreign ambassadors to Libya have called for an end to hostilities in the Oil Crescent to protect the country’s most critical oil assets. The bloody fighting between Operation Dignity and the Benghazi Defence Brigades (BDB) for control of two oil terminals in eastern Libya has cost the...