Libya

Operation Dignity seizes Jufra airbase in central Libya

  • 3 June 2017 - 19:00
Operation Dignity seizes Jufra airbase in central Libya

Operation Dignity forces - under the command of Khalifa Haftar and eastern parliament - have captured Jufra city and its airbase after Benghazi Defence Brigades (BDB) had withdrawn. According to media sources from the Operation Dignity, their forces controlled all towns in Jufra including Sokna,...

Tobruk LIA: Al-Serraj’s decision to appoint new Board of Trustees is illegitimate, division-oriented

  • 3 June 2017 - 16:42
Tobruk LIA: Al-Serraj’s decision to appoint new Board of Trustees is illegitimate, division-oriented

The Tobruk-based Libyan Investment Authority's Board of Trustees - an entity tasked with regulating the work of the LIA - issued a statement on Friday slamming the decision of the Presidential Council to appoint a new Board of Trustees as "disgraceful." "We, as the LIA Board of Trustees, are...

Sudanese army deployed on Libyan-Egyptian borders

  • 3 June 2017 - 13:50
Sudanese army deployed on Libyan-Egyptian borders

Sudanese Army officials announced that they deployed forces on the triangle border crossing between Sudan, Libya and Egypt. On the official website of the Sudanese Army Forces, they said Sudan's military forces were deployed in the area from Al-Awaynat Mountain to Al-Dibbah region in northern...

Haftar’s forces seize Hun town in Jufra, a dozen killed

  • 3 June 2017 - 13:21
Haftar’s forces seize Hun town in Jufra, a dozen killed

Clashes in Hun town in Jufra city between forces led by Khalifa Haftar and locals from Hun backed by forces from Benghazi Defence Brigades (BDB) have left over a dozen killed before Operation Dignity seized the city. According to sources from media, Operation Dignity led by Haftar controlled Hun...

France says security situation in Tripoli disallow reopening embassy

  • 3 June 2017 - 12:56
France says security situation in Tripoli disallow reopening embassy

France's foreign ministry said on Friday security conditions were still not right to reopen its embassy in Libya despite a claim by the prime minister of a United Nations (UN)-backed government there that Paris wanted to restore its diplomatic mission soon, Reuters reported. France closed its...

Armed clashes, airstrikes sweep through central Libya

  • 2 June 2017 - 18:53
Armed clashes, airstrikes sweep through central Libya

Since late at night on Thursday and up until today evening, clashes between Operation Dignity forces backed up by air raids from Egyptian warplanes and Benghazi Defence Brigades and Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous brigades positioned in Waddan and Sokna towns in Jufra, central Libya. According to...

Libyan HoR Speaker gave Egypt green light to bomb Derna

  • 2 June 2017 - 16:17
Libyan HoR Speaker gave Egypt green light to bomb Derna

The Speaker of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) had given the green light to Egypt to launch air raids on Derna in eastern Libya in response to a deadly attack on Coptic Christians, a source close to the Tobruk-based HoR told The New Arab. The source told the New Arab on...

Almost 44 sub-Saharan migrants dies of thirst in Niger’s desert en route to Libya

  • 2 June 2017 - 00:37
Almost 44 sub-Saharan migrants dies of thirst in Niger’s desert en route to Libya

At least 44 Libya-bound migrants, including women and babies, died of thirst after their vehicle broke down in the scorching Sahara desert of northern Niger, local officials said Thursday. "The number of migrants who died in the desert is 44 for now," said Rhissa Feltou, the mayor of Agadez, a...

Rival Tripoli government calls on UN Secretary-General to sack Kobler

  • 1 June 2017 - 22:02
Rival Tripoli government calls on UN Secretary-General to sack Kobler

The Prime Minister of the Salvation Government in Tripoli - a rival government to the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) - Khalifa Al-Ghwail, sent a letter to the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, asking him to withdraw Head of UNSMIL, Martin Kobler. In a letter sent on...

Presidential Council forms 7 military zones in Libya

  • 1 June 2017 - 19:14
Presidential Council forms 7 military zones in Libya

The Presidential Council has issued a new law (31 for 2017) to form seven military zones in Libya. The military zones are Tripoli, Tobruk, Benghazi, western region, central region, Kufra, and Sabha. The military zones will be each commanded by a military commander and and an assistant...