Libya

Libyan forces secure more civilians out of IS holdout in Sirte as battle nears end

  • 5 December 2016 - 14:15
Libyan forces secure more civilians out of IS holdout in Sirte as battle nears end

Libyan forces said at least 10 women and children left the last cluster of buildings controlled by Islamic State in the group's former stronghold of Sirte on Sunday, adding that they had edged closer to taking full control of the city, Reuters reported. Forces led by brigades from Misrata...

MSF: Two women died of hypothermia as 730 migrants were rescued off Libyan coast

  • 5 December 2016 - 12:35
MSF: Two women died of hypothermia as 730 migrants were rescued off Libyan coast

Two women died of hypothermia during an operation to rescue more than 730 migrants off the Libyan coast, the Italian coast guard and medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Sunday, AFP reported. It added that the women were found unconscious in a large dinghy in the Mediterranean that...

Sabha warring tribes agree on peaceful coexistence doctrine

  • 4 December 2016 - 22:08
Sabha warring tribes agree on peaceful coexistence doctrine

The two warring tribes of Sabha have reached an agreement to sign a peaceful coexistence doctrine that will put a permanent end to their bloody feud that lasted for more than 10 days last month. Awlad Suleiman and Gaddadfah tribes signed Saturday the agreement that will see them...

Libyan forces bust 6 IS militants before they escape Sirte

  • 4 December 2016 - 16:27
Libyan forces bust 6 IS militants before they escape Sirte

The media office of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous operation in Sirte announced Sunday that it had busted six IS militants while trying to swim their way out of the city. the Misurata-led forces added that they are continuing to save children and women from the scene as they did on Saturday when they...

Seven civilians killed in Tripoli clashes, Tripoli Medical Center confirms

  • 3 December 2016 - 19:16
Seven civilians killed in Tripoli clashes, Tripoli Medical Center confirms

An official source from the Tripoli Medical Center (MTC) confirmed that the hospital received 7 dead bodies of civilian people killed in the clashes in Tripoli on Thursday and Friday. The sources, who asked not to be named, said Saturday that the seven killed civilians were randomly shot...

Sudan and Italy agree on shared visions to support Libya

  • 3 December 2016 - 17:18
Sudan and Italy agree on shared visions to support Libya

Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour and his Italian counterpart Paolo Gentiloni Friday discussed the situation in the regional situations and especially the Libyan crisis and Sudan’s efforts to control border with the North African country, according to the Sudan Tribune. The...

IS women bombers blast themselves, kill four Libyan forces in Sirte

  • 3 December 2016 - 13:20
IS women bombers blast themselves, kill four Libyan forces in Sirte

Reuters - Several women blew themselves up on Friday in suicide attacks that killed four Libyan soldiers who had granted them safe passage to leave buildings under the control of Islamic State militants, a spokesman for government forces said. The Libyan forces, backed by U.S. air strikes, are...

Member of Tripoli Municipality: Ceasefire in Tripoli reached

  • 2 December 2016 - 19:59
Member of Tripoli Municipality: Ceasefire in Tripoli reached

The member of the Tripoli Municipality, Nasir Al-Kraw, told Tanasuh TV that the clashing militias and armed forces in Tripoli have come to an agreement to cease their fire and return their armed vehicles to their locations. Al-Kraw added on Friday evening that the implementation of the ceasefire...

Murder of Fatwa House cleric Al-Omrani behind Tripoli clashes

  • 2 December 2016 - 17:52
Murder of Fatwa House cleric Al-Omrani behind Tripoli clashes

Intelligence sources told the Libyan Express that the reason behind the clashes in the capital is the person, Haitham Al-Zintani, who has appeared in a video confessing to the killing of the Fatwa House member, cleric Nadir Al-Omrani. The sources, who asked to remain unnamed, said Al-Zintani...

Clashes for power continue in Tripoli, 8 dead and dozens injured

  • 2 December 2016 - 16:37
Clashes for power continue in Tripoli, 8 dead and dozens injured

Clashes in downtown Tripoli are continuing for the second day in a row between armed forces in the capital. On Friday, armed forces of Special Deterrence Force attacked the building of the Sixth Force in Zawiyat Al-Dahmani and brought to the ground amid horror and panic among the residents,...