Libya

Operation Dignity air force vows to bomb Wahat hotel in Hun, Jufra

  • 11 February 2017 - 17:50
Operation Dignity air force vows to bomb Wahat hotel in Hun, Jufra

The spokesman of the Operation Dignity forces, Ahmed Al-Mesmari, said Saturday that their fighter jets are going to carry out air raids on Wahat hotel in Hun town and on Jufra city. "We're going to bomb Wahat hotel in Hun as it is used by the Benghazi Defence Brigades as a hideout for...

IOM: UN officials urge for quick procedures to cut off migrants’ flow from Libya

  • 11 February 2017 - 12:00
IOM: UN officials urge for quick procedures to cut off migrants’ flow from Libya

A number of high-ranking UN officials called for the need of a comprehensive approach to address the current situation with refugees in Libya and to assist the Libyans affected by the crisis, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said in a statement, wrote Sputnik. The statement...

US rejects appointment of Palestinian Salam Fayyad as new delegate to Libya

  • 11 February 2017 - 11:53
US rejects appointment of Palestinian Salam Fayyad as new delegate to Libya

The United States objected on Friday to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' choice of former Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad as the body's new representative to Libya, Reuters reported. It was unclear whether the objection, expressed in a statement by Nikki Haley, the...

Benghazi Defence Brigades shoot down Operation Dignity helicopter

  • 10 February 2017 - 22:18
Benghazi Defence Brigades shoot down Operation Dignity helicopter

The media center of Benghazi Defence Brigades (BDB) (Bushra Media) reported Friday that the fighters of the BDB shot down a helicopter for the Operation Dignity while it was carrying out an attack on their positions in Hun, Jufra airbase. The media center added that the pilot was found dead...

The Kremlin says no discussions on Libya were made with EU

  • 10 February 2017 - 15:45
The Kremlin says no discussions on Libya were made with EU

Russia and the European Union did not conduct detailed consultations on the situation in Libya, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Sputnik Friday. "There have been no substantive negotiations with the European Union on Libya," Peskov told reporters. Libya has been in a state of...

Libyan National Guard formed in Tripoli

  • 9 February 2017 - 18:45
Libyan National Guard formed in Tripoli

A new military body, the Libyan National Guard (LNG) has been formed and announced in a ceremony on Thursday in Tripoli's Salah Al-Deen district. The LNG said in its announcement statement that it is a military body that is aiming at securing Libya and Libyans apart from the political...

UN Secretary General appoints a new delegate to Libya

  • 9 February 2017 - 18:01
UN Secretary General appoints a new delegate to Libya

The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, has appointed a Palestinian politician, Salam Fayyad, in the post of the Head of the UNSMIL and the UN delegate to Libya to replace the German diplomat, Martin Kobler. This appointment was announced by Guterres in an official statement issued and...

Haftar’s forces carry out airstrikes on Jufra airbase

  • 9 February 2017 - 13:50
Haftar’s forces carry out airstrikes on Jufra airbase

The warplanes of the Operation Dignity forces led by Khalifa Haftar bombed Thursday morning the airbase of Jufra in Hun town, eastern Libya. The Jufra airbase has been bombed many times by Haftar's air force warplanes leading to a number of fatalities. According to media sources, the...

Clashes between Misurata and Tripoli brigades break out in Tripoli

  • 9 February 2017 - 12:07
Clashes between Misurata and Tripoli brigades break out in Tripoli

Wednesday night saw fierce clashes between an armed brigade from Misurata Military Council and a force from the Tripoli Special Deterrence Force and the Joint Force of Intervention in Al-Hadba district. Reliable sources said that after a heavily armed convoy of military vehicles and fighters...

Kobler tells UN General Assembly that amending GNA is strongly needed

  • 9 February 2017 - 11:15
Kobler tells UN General Assembly that amending GNA is strongly needed

Reuters - There is emerging consensus in Libya and the international community to support a change to the composition of the U.N.-backed government's leadership, the top United Nations official in Libya said on Wednesday. Western states say the U.N.-backed Government of National Accord (GNA)...