Libya

Libyan strongman forcing people to sign recommendation for him to become president

  • 7 September 2017 - 11:15
Libyan strongman forcing people to sign recommendation for him to become president

According to eyewitnesses and sources from Benghazi, the forces of Operation Dignity led by Khalifa Haftar, have started forcing people into signing a recommendation letter that says they wish to have Hatar as president of Libya for the next four years. Sources wrote on social media in Libya...

Over 120 immigrants repatriated from Libya to Nigeria

  • 7 September 2017 - 10:28
Over 120 immigrants repatriated from Libya to Nigeria

Two pregnant women and 119 others were on Wednesday evacuated from Libya by the International Organisation for Migration. According to the National Emergency Management Agency, who received them at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, the 121 people had expressed interest to return...

Vying for power in Libya, Basit Igtet slams Libyan unity government as failure

  • 6 September 2017 - 22:35
Vying for power in Libya, Basit Igtet slams Libyan unity government as failure

The former candidate for the post of Libyan Prime Minister, Basit Igtet, has posted a new video on Wednesday on his Facebook page, sending a message to Fayez Al-Serraj and Khalifa Haftar. Igtet criticised in his message the call of the Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord...

NATO to conduct military operations in Libya, spokesman of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous says

  • 6 September 2017 - 17:09
NATO to conduct military operations in Libya, spokesman of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous says

The Spokesman of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous, Brigadier General Mohammed Al-Ghosri, has told local media in Libya that the surveillance done by NATO in Libya recently will be followed by military operations in coordination with the Presidential Council and the Government of National Accord’s Defence...

Operation Dignity spokesman: 16 bodies of migrants found on Libya’s border with Egypt

  • 6 September 2017 - 10:41
Operation Dignity spokesman: 16 bodies of migrants found on Libya’s border with Egypt

Libyan security forces of the eastern so-called Libyan National Army (LNA) said on Tuesday that bodies of 16 migrants had been found in the desert near Libya's border with Egypt. The spokesman o the self-styled LNA, Ahmed Al-Mismari, said the bodies were found about 310 km southwest of the coastal...

Migrant Offshore Aid Station group suspends work off Libya to help Rohingya at Bay of Bengal

  • 5 September 2017 - 11:23
Migrant Offshore Aid Station group suspends work off Libya to help Rohingya at Bay of Bengal

A Malta-based humanitarian group that has been rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean for three years is suspending operations after months of rising tensions with Italian and Libyan authorities. The Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) will instead sending its rescue ship, Phoenix, to the Bay of...

French Foreign Minister pushes from Tripoli rivals to rally around Paris joint declaration

  • 4 September 2017 - 21:06
French Foreign Minister pushes from Tripoli rivals to rally around Paris joint declaration

France's Foreign Minister Jean Yves Le Drian arrived in Libya on Monday to meet rival political leaders and offer support for a deal aimed at stabilising the strife-torn Libya. In Tripoli, Le Drian met The Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Serraj and planned to hold talks with...

Libyan eastern so-called army spokesman: IS terrorists moving to northern Libya

  • 4 September 2017 - 09:57
Libyan eastern so-called army spokesman: IS terrorists moving to northern Libya

Libya's east-based self-styled army spokesman, Ahmed Al-Mismari, said on Sunday that Islamic State (IS) terrorists are attempting to move from the south to coastal areas in northern Libya. Al-Mismari posted on Facebook on Sunday that the terrorist group is attempting from time to time to move in...

IS militants control Wadi Al-Ahmar near Sirte

  • 3 September 2017 - 19:29
IS militants control Wadi Al-Ahmar near Sirte

According to reports from Sirte, IS militants have seized control of an about 100-km area to the east of Sirte - Wadi Al-Ahmar and have set up checkpoints and started detaining residents in the area already. Sources from the area reported to local media in Libya that IS arrived last Friday in...

Civil, tribal, regional war is looming in Libya

  • 3 September 2017 - 10:54
Civil, tribal, regional war is looming in Libya

The commander of the eastern forces of Operation Dignity Khalifa Haftar has issued an order banning all officials of the Government of National Accord (GNA) and Presidential Council led by Fayez Al-Serraj from entering or working in the east of Libya, where he has the upper grip. The decision...