Libya

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...

War drums heard in Libyan capital as rival governments mobilise their fighters

  • 15 March 2017 - 11:35
War drums heard in Libyan capital as rival governments mobilise their fighters

The clashes in Tripoli have continued and grew rougher on Wednesday morning. According to different sources, the forces and fighters of the rival government "National Salvation Government" (NSG) which are positioned in Qusoor Al-Siyafa (Guest Palaces) in downtown Tripoli clashed in the first...

Local Libyan TV channel hit with RPG in Tripoli clashes

  • 15 March 2017 - 11:12
Local Libyan TV channel hit with RPG in Tripoli clashes

Al-Nabaa TV was targeted by an RPG Tuesday night in Zanata, Tripoli. The explosion of the rocket at the TV's headquarters led to a great panic among staffers and set part of the building on fire, not to mention that the TV went off air. No official claim for the attack has been issued yet,...

Operation Dignity forces retake Ras Lanuf, Sidra oil ports

  • 14 March 2017 - 21:34
Operation Dignity forces retake Ras Lanuf, Sidra oil ports

The forces of the Operation Dignity, which is led by Khalifa Haftar, have retaken the oil port of Ras Lanuf and Sidra at the oil crescent after a violent battle and airstrikes' coverage from the sky, according to the spokesman of the forces, Khalifa Al-Abidi. Al-Abidi added that the...

Armed clashes sweep through Tripoli residential areas

  • 14 March 2017 - 20:08
Armed clashes sweep through Tripoli residential areas

The neighbourhoods of Gurji, Gergarish, Hay Al-Andalus and Ghout Al-Shaal, have seen violent clashes between armed groups from Misrata and other central region areas and security forces of the Government of National Accord since Monday night. The clashes, which were triggered by the killing...

Presidential Council’s PFG foils attack on oil terminals by Haftar’s forces

  • 14 March 2017 - 14:24
Presidential Council’s PFG foils attack on oil terminals by Haftar’s forces

The Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) of the Presidential Council has foiled an attack carried out by the forces under the command of Khalifa Haftar, who leads Operation Dignity in eastern Libya. The attack, according to sources, was conducted on the Ras Lanuf oil terminal at the oil crescent...

Russia deploys special forces on Libyan-Egyptian border, Reuters reports

  • 14 March 2017 - 13:58
Russia deploys special forces on Libyan-Egyptian border, Reuters reports

Reuters - Russia appears to have deployed special forces to an airbase in western Egypt near the border with Libya in recent days, U.S., Egyptian and diplomatic sources say, a move that would add to U.S. concerns about Moscow's deepening role in Libya. The U.S. and diplomatic officials said...

Presidential Council’s deputy head meets with heads of Turkish hospitals

  • 14 March 2017 - 12:54
Presidential Council’s deputy head meets with heads of Turkish hospitals

12 The Deputy Head of the Presidential Council, Abdel Salam Kajman, discussed in Tripoli with several Heads of Turkish hospitals the joint cooperation in the health sector as well as providing medical treatment for the Libyan nationals in Turkey. Kajman hailed in the meeting on Monday the...

Libya repatriates 140 Gambians in coordination with IOM

  • 14 March 2017 - 12:34
Libya repatriates 140 Gambians in coordination with IOM

Gambia`s Interior Minister Mai Ahmad Fatty, Friday announced that 140 Gambians have been voluntarily repatriated from Libya to Banjul, following an appeal they made to the government. According to Fatty, more than 1000 youthful Gambians enroute to Europe through the Mediterranean Sea are...