Libya

Foreign aircraft raid Hun town in central Libya

  • 28 May 2017 - 17:07
Foreign aircraft raid Hun town in central Libya

Foreign aircraft carried out airstrikes on Hun town in central Libya near Al-Jufra city on Sunday, no casualties were reported, the commander of the 613 Brigade, Abdelrahman Basheer said on a local media outlet. Basheer added that the airstrikes, which he said could be Egyptian, targeted...

Misurata Municipality slams Tripoli clashes as outlawry and criminality

  • 28 May 2017 - 15:10
Misurata Municipality slams Tripoli clashes as outlawry and criminality

The Municipality of Misurata has issued a statement denouncing in the strongest terms the violent clashes that took place in Tripoli on Friday between forces from the Salvation Government and forces from the Government of National Accord. The statement, issued on Saturday, said those clashes...

Tarhouna Brig. seizes Tripoli Airport, Tripoli Revolutionaries Brig. vows to wage war

  • 28 May 2017 - 13:42
Tarhouna Brig. seizes Tripoli Airport, Tripoli Revolutionaries Brig. vows to wage war

The Tripoli International Airport has been seized by Al-Kaniat Brigade from Tarhouna city after the forces of the National Salvation Government had left the scene on Saturday following deadly clashes on Friday in the capital. Al-Kaniat stepped in into the airport as a gesture for calming...

Libya’s Ansar Al-Sharia group declares dissolution

  • 28 May 2017 - 12:53
Libya’s Ansar Al-Sharia group declares dissolution

Libya's Ansar Al-Sharia armed group announced its own dissolution on Saturday, saying it has been "weakened" by fighting in Benghazi. The group had been clashing in the eastern city with forces loyal to renegade general Khalifa Haftar. "We officially announce to everyone, especially...

Mobile phone networks operating in Sirte after two years of no service

  • 28 May 2017 - 00:24
Mobile phone networks operating in Sirte after two years of no service

Mobile phone networks and telecommunications have returned to Sirte city after two years of no service in the area. The loss of telecommunications and mobile phone networks came after IS took control of the city and severed all those services in February 2015. Sirte has been freed from...

Derna Shura Council denies links to attack on Copts in Minya, Egypt

  • 28 May 2017 - 00:17
Derna Shura Council denies links to attack on Copts in Minya, Egypt

Derna Shura Council has issued a statement declining any involvement in the horrific attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt's Minya on Friday. “It is not our policy to target unarmed civilians in Libya, or in Egypt,” The Statement reads. It adds that Egypt’s airstrikes on Derna were...

Presidential Council condemns Egyptian airstrikes on Derna

  • 28 May 2017 - 00:12
Presidential Council condemns Egyptian airstrikes on Derna

The Presidential Council of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) has condemned the Egyptian airstrikes on Derna, eastern Libya. The Presidential Council denounced Egypt's violation of Libya's sovereignty by striking a Libyan city without prior coordination with the only legitimate...

Libyan Interior Ministry: Gaddafi-regime Hadba prisoners in safe location

  • 27 May 2017 - 17:19
Libyan Interior Ministry: Gaddafi-regime Hadba prisoners in safe location

The Interior Ministry and the Justice Ministry of the Government of National Accord (GNA) said they have secured the inmate from Hadba prison after the prison compound was seized by Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade on Friday. "The inmate are now safe and sound in a secure location for the...

Egyptian warplanes conduct airstrikes on Libya’s Derna

  • 27 May 2017 - 12:51
Egyptian warplanes conduct airstrikes on Libya’s Derna

The Egyptian warplanes carried out airstrikes late on Friday on the headquarters of Derna Shura Council in Libya's eastern city of Derna. Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, Egypt's President, said in an address on Friday that his country's air force was at the moment conducting airstrikes on dens of...

Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade seizes Hadba Prison, kills two guards as fighting intensifies

  • 27 May 2017 - 12:40
Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade seizes Hadba Prison, kills two guards as fighting intensifies

An armed group loyal to the Government of National Accord (GNA) reportedly seized Hadba Prison, where former officials of toppled and killed dictator Muammar Gaddafi are held. The armed group, Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade, led by Haithem Al-Tajouri, attacked the complex and clashed with the...