Libya

Libya’s Presidential Council’s deputy head: Haftar’s army to rule Libya in transition period

  • 5 December 2016 - 20:36
Libya’s Presidential Council’s deputy head: Haftar’s army to rule Libya in transition period

The deputy head of the Presidential Council at the Government of National Accord (GNA), Ali Al-Gutrani told Sputnik that "the Libyan National Army" (Khalifa Haftar's Operation Dignity) announced the the state of emergency, which he said will set off the beginning of a transition period that...

Libyan forces capture 32 IS militants as they comb through last holdout in Sirte

  • 5 December 2016 - 19:03
Libyan forces capture 32 IS militants as they comb through last holdout in Sirte

The Libyan forces of the military operation, Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous have announced the capturing of 32 IS militants in the seaside neighbourood of Jizah on Monday as they combed through the last 10 buildings held by the terror group. "Two of the most wanted senior leaders were captured in Jizah on...

Conflicting news about liberation of Sirte

  • 5 December 2016 - 17:15
Conflicting news about liberation of Sirte

Social media sources have circulated the news of liberating the last holdout of IS in Sirte, Jizah, from the militants in there after a number of them surrendered and their families and civilian families were escorted out of the area by the Misurata-led forces. The spokesman of the Misurata...

Libyan forces secure more civilians out of IS holdout in Sirte as battle nears end

  • 5 December 2016 - 14:15
Libyan forces secure more civilians out of IS holdout in Sirte as battle nears end

Libyan forces said at least 10 women and children left the last cluster of buildings controlled by Islamic State in the group's former stronghold of Sirte on Sunday, adding that they had edged closer to taking full control of the city, Reuters reported. Forces led by brigades from Misrata...

MSF: Two women died of hypothermia as 730 migrants were rescued off Libyan coast

  • 5 December 2016 - 12:35
MSF: Two women died of hypothermia as 730 migrants were rescued off Libyan coast

Two women died of hypothermia during an operation to rescue more than 730 migrants off the Libyan coast, the Italian coast guard and medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Sunday, AFP reported. It added that the women were found unconscious in a large dinghy in the Mediterranean that...

Sabha warring tribes agree on peaceful coexistence doctrine

  • 4 December 2016 - 22:08
Sabha warring tribes agree on peaceful coexistence doctrine

The two warring tribes of Sabha have reached an agreement to sign a peaceful coexistence doctrine that will put a permanent end to their bloody feud that lasted for more than 10 days last month. Awlad Suleiman and Gaddadfah tribes signed Saturday the agreement that will see them...

Libyan forces bust 6 IS militants before they escape Sirte

  • 4 December 2016 - 16:27
Libyan forces bust 6 IS militants before they escape Sirte

The media office of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous operation in Sirte announced Sunday that it had busted six IS militants while trying to swim their way out of the city. the Misurata-led forces added that they are continuing to save children and women from the scene as they did on Saturday when they...

Seven civilians killed in Tripoli clashes, Tripoli Medical Center confirms

  • 3 December 2016 - 19:16
Seven civilians killed in Tripoli clashes, Tripoli Medical Center confirms

An official source from the Tripoli Medical Center (MTC) confirmed that the hospital received 7 dead bodies of civilian people killed in the clashes in Tripoli on Thursday and Friday. The sources, who asked not to be named, said Saturday that the seven killed civilians were randomly shot...

Sudan and Italy agree on shared visions to support Libya

  • 3 December 2016 - 17:18
Sudan and Italy agree on shared visions to support Libya

Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour and his Italian counterpart Paolo Gentiloni Friday discussed the situation in the regional situations and especially the Libyan crisis and Sudan’s efforts to control border with the North African country, according to the Sudan Tribune. The...

IS women bombers blast themselves, kill four Libyan forces in Sirte

  • 3 December 2016 - 13:20
IS women bombers blast themselves, kill four Libyan forces in Sirte

Reuters - Several women blew themselves up on Friday in suicide attacks that killed four Libyan soldiers who had granted them safe passage to leave buildings under the control of Islamic State militants, a spokesman for government forces said. The Libyan forces, backed by U.S. air strikes, are...