Libya

25 year-old man is behind three-day clashes in Azzawiya city

  • 30 October 2016 - 14:04
25 year-old man is behind three-day clashes in Azzawiya city

His name is Ibrahim Henish from Azzawiya city. He is the youngest in the family and was born in 1990 in downtown Azzawiya, northwestern Tripoli. The clashes in Azzawiya that have so far killed over 6 and injured scores are all between Henish militia and other forces and armed groups in the...

Martin Kobler denounces killing of civilians, assassinations in Benghazi

  • 30 October 2016 - 10:49
Martin Kobler denounces killing of civilians, assassinations in Benghazi

The Head of the UNSMIL and the UN delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, said killing 10 people in cold blood and then tossing them into a landfill is absolutely a heinous crime. Kobler said late on Saturday that the perpetrators must be held accountable and must be brought to justice, calling...

US envoy to Libya urges Libyan forces to uproot IS from Sirte

  • 30 October 2016 - 10:46
US envoy to Libya urges Libyan forces to uproot IS from Sirte

The US envoy to Libya, Jonathan Winer, urged the Libyan forces fighting IS militants in Sirte to step up the fight so that they gain more ground and uproot the radical group from the entire city. Winer tweeted Sunday that after the liberation of Sirte from IS radicals, the Libyan forces have...

Benghazi car bombing kills political activist, 5 others

  • 29 October 2016 - 20:10
Benghazi car bombing kills political activist, 5 others

A booby-trapped car exploded on Saturday evening in downtown Benghazi district of al-Kesh which is lined with busy cafes. The blast killed the head of an independent anti-corruption organisation, Mohammed Bougages, who was sitting in a cafe, and five others, officials said. At least 10...

10 bodies were found in a landfill in Benghazi, where Haftar’s Operation Dignity operate

  • 29 October 2016 - 17:07
10 bodies were found in a landfill in Benghazi, where Haftar’s Operation Dignity operate

Ten bodies of civilians were found tossed on Zait St. in Benghazi, in a landfill. Some of the bodies were seen with torture signs and some others were even without arms and legs, Benghazi Shura Council sources reported. The bodies were found overnight between Thursday and Friday in Benghazi's...

Five killed in heavy street clashes in western Tripoli

  • 29 October 2016 - 12:31
Five killed in heavy street clashes in western Tripoli

Azzawiya city went into uneasy calm this Saturday morning after heavy clashes in the city center on Friday. The clashes were between armed groups from Azzawiya, western Tripoli, and both armed groups used medium and heavy weapons as well as artillery shelling in the city's downtown. "Even...

US aims at breaking Libyan political stalemate in forthcoming Washington meeting

  • 29 October 2016 - 09:41
US aims at breaking Libyan political stalemate in forthcoming Washington meeting

The United States is going to convene a meeting in Washington next week about the Libyan political impasse, reported a top US official on Saturday. The official went on to add that the US is going to try and resolve the indecisiveness of the Libyan political parties toward the UN-backed...

Tunisian Defence Minister denies hosting US drones for Libya operations

  • 28 October 2016 - 15:57
Tunisian Defence Minister denies hosting US drones for Libya operations

Tunisia denied Thursday a US news report that said it had allowed the US troops to operate unmanned planes from its territory for missions in neighbouring Libya against IS. “As part of Tunisian-US bilateral cooperation, we have acquired drones to train our military personnel to use this...

UAE establishes military base in eastern Libya

  • 28 October 2016 - 15:10
UAE establishes military base in eastern Libya

The UAE has reportedly established a military base in eastern Libya in support for the Operation Dignity Forces, led by Khalifa Haftar, which are part of the Tobruk-based House of Representative (HoR). The UAE-staffed military base in eastern Al-Marj city is the place from where Haftar's forces...

Greece hopes to reopen embassy in Tripoli after two years

  • 28 October 2016 - 14:33
Greece hopes to reopen embassy in Tripoli after two years

Greece is planning to normalise ties with Libya and to reopen its embassy in the country's capital, Tripoli, according to diplomatic sources. The embassy was shut down in late July, 2014, at the height of Libya’s civil conflict. To this effect, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias will...