Libya

Nine civilians killed in a foreign airstrike on Ganfudah, Benghazi

  • 4 October 2016 - 17:03
Nine civilians killed in a foreign airstrike on Ganfudah, Benghazi

Media sources reported that Dignity Operation forces, led by Khalifa Haftar, and backed up by foreign warplanes, carried out at least two airstrikes on residential areas inside the besieged district in Benghazi, Gnafudah. Boshra News Agency, said nine civilians were killed in the airstrikes,...

Libyan forces’s warplane dropped bombs on its own troops, no casualties, official says

  • 4 October 2016 - 17:01
Libyan forces’s warplane dropped bombs on its own troops, no casualties, official says

The spokesman of the air force emergency room of the UN-backed Government of National Accord’s military operation to free Sirte from IS – Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous – Mohammed Ganunu, said a technical fault in one of the Libyan forces’ warplanes made it drop bombs near its own troops in...

11 migrants drowned as boat capsized off Libyan coast

  • 3 October 2016 - 23:45
11 migrants drowned as boat capsized off Libyan coast

11 migrants, two kids and nine women, died today when a small boat carrying migrants to Italy capsized off the shore of Libya, a coastguard official said. The official, who asked not to be identified, told AFP the victims were among 160 people crammed aboard the boat that went down off...

Libya’s Municipalities Gathering finishes with rejection of military mayors

  • 3 October 2016 - 11:35
Libya’s Municipalities Gathering finishes with rejection of military mayors

The attendees of the First Libyan Municipalities Gathering stated their complete rejection of appointing military figures as mayors of cities, denouncing the step as “violation of legitimacy”. In the meeting that took place Sunday in Tripoli, the attendees reaffirmed that all the...

Libyan forces say they killed 80 IS militants in Jizah district, Sirte

  • 3 October 2016 - 10:53
Libyan forces say they killed 80 IS militants in Jizah district, Sirte

The media office of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous said its Misurata-led forces had managed on Sunday to kill more than 810 IS terrorists in an all-out offensive they carried out on their last hideouts in Jizah district that overlooks the sea in Sirte. In a press release, the media office added that...

Dutch photographer Jeroen Oerlemans killed in Sirte clashes

  • 2 October 2016 - 19:04
Dutch photographer Jeroen Oerlemans killed in Sirte clashes

The media office of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous has revealed that its forces lost 8 fighters in the fight on the outskirts of neighborhood 3 in Sirte against IS militants Sunday, in addition to more than 50 injuries. The media office confirmed also that a Dutch photographer journalist, Jeroen...

Libyan forces resume attack on IS last spots in Sirte

  • 2 October 2016 - 17:16
Libyan forces resume attack on IS last spots in Sirte

Libyan forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous resumed attacks on Sunday against IS militants, who are currently trapped in their former stronghold of Sirte - specifically inside neighborhood 3 - losing at least six of their fighters, according to a field hospital casualty list. The list named...

First Libyan Municipalities Gathering kicks off in Tripoli

  • 2 October 2016 - 13:46
First Libyan Municipalities Gathering kicks off in Tripoli

The UN delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, has arrived in Tripoli earlier today in order to take part of Sunday's event - the First Libyan Municipalities Gathering. Before the gathering, Martin Kobler, had met with the Presidential Council's deputy head, Ahmed Hamza, and Government of National...

International meeting on Libya’s crisis kicks off in France

  • 2 October 2016 - 11:16
International meeting on Libya’s crisis kicks off in France

France is due to host an international meeting on the crisis in Libya on Monday. The North African country is in the midst of a conflict between its political forces that could escalate into civil war. Egypt has not announced yet who will represent the county in the Paris meeting. France...

Sabratha Military Council busts top IS leader in the city

  • 1 October 2016 - 17:20
Sabratha Military Council busts top IS leader in the city

A military source at the Sabratha Military Council reported Saturday that the council’s security personnel arrested top IS leaders in Sabratha in the past couple of days as part of what the council said is a “special mission”. “The Sabratha Military Council personnel apprehended...