Libya

Benghazi Defence Brigades shoot down Operation Dignity helicopter

  • 10 February 2017 - 22:18
Benghazi Defence Brigades shoot down Operation Dignity helicopter

The media center of Benghazi Defence Brigades (BDB) (Bushra Media) reported Friday that the fighters of the BDB shot down a helicopter for the Operation Dignity while it was carrying out an attack on their positions in Hun, Jufra airbase. The media center added that the pilot was found dead...

The Kremlin says no discussions on Libya were made with EU

  • 10 February 2017 - 15:45
The Kremlin says no discussions on Libya were made with EU

Russia and the European Union did not conduct detailed consultations on the situation in Libya, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Sputnik Friday. "There have been no substantive negotiations with the European Union on Libya," Peskov told reporters. Libya has been in a state of...

Libyan National Guard formed in Tripoli

  • 9 February 2017 - 18:45
Libyan National Guard formed in Tripoli

A new military body, the Libyan National Guard (LNG) has been formed and announced in a ceremony on Thursday in Tripoli's Salah Al-Deen district. The LNG said in its announcement statement that it is a military body that is aiming at securing Libya and Libyans apart from the political...

UN Secretary General appoints a new delegate to Libya

  • 9 February 2017 - 18:01
UN Secretary General appoints a new delegate to Libya

The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, has appointed a Palestinian politician, Salam Fayyad, in the post of the Head of the UNSMIL and the UN delegate to Libya to replace the German diplomat, Martin Kobler. This appointment was announced by Guterres in an official statement issued and...

Haftar’s forces carry out airstrikes on Jufra airbase

  • 9 February 2017 - 13:50
Haftar’s forces carry out airstrikes on Jufra airbase

The warplanes of the Operation Dignity forces led by Khalifa Haftar bombed Thursday morning the airbase of Jufra in Hun town, eastern Libya. The Jufra airbase has been bombed many times by Haftar's air force warplanes leading to a number of fatalities. According to media sources, the...

Clashes between Misurata and Tripoli brigades break out in Tripoli

  • 9 February 2017 - 12:07
Clashes between Misurata and Tripoli brigades break out in Tripoli

Wednesday night saw fierce clashes between an armed brigade from Misurata Military Council and a force from the Tripoli Special Deterrence Force and the Joint Force of Intervention in Al-Hadba district. Reliable sources said that after a heavily armed convoy of military vehicles and fighters...

Kobler tells UN General Assembly that amending GNA is strongly needed

  • 9 February 2017 - 11:15
Kobler tells UN General Assembly that amending GNA is strongly needed

Reuters - There is emerging consensus in Libya and the international community to support a change to the composition of the U.N.-backed government's leadership, the top United Nations official in Libya said on Wednesday. Western states say the U.N.-backed Government of National Accord (GNA)...

Libyan Diplomatic Police parades in Tripoli

  • 8 February 2017 - 21:48
Libyan Diplomatic Police parades in Tripoli

The Department of Diplomatic Police and Security in Tripoli paraded its "security might" on Wednesday evening in the capital, Tripoli, to show that it is ready to provide the needed security for foreign diplomatic attaches and embassies. According to officials from the department, the...

Italy pushes for including Haftar in “a untied Tripoli-based government”

  • 8 February 2017 - 18:10
Italy pushes for including Haftar in “a untied Tripoli-based government”

Italy voiced renewed on Tuesday its support for General Khalifa Haftar, a Libyan military man who controls the eastern part of Libya and enjoys close ties with Russia, urging the EU to accept that he should assume a role in Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli, Politico...

Libya’s GNA Prime Minister arrives in Turkey

  • 8 February 2017 - 15:24
Libya’s GNA Prime Minister arrives in Turkey

The Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez Al-Serraj, arrived Wednesday in Ankara, Turkey to meet with the Turkish counterpart and other officials. According to the Presidential Council's media office, the visit was based on an invitation by the Turkish...