Libya

Car bomb explodes in Benghazi

  • 7 December 2016 - 19:07
Car bomb explodes in Benghazi

A car bomb exploded near Saiqa Camp of Haftar's forces in #Benghazi, five injured so...

Fight for oil crescent region breaks out between GNA and Haftar forces

  • 7 December 2016 - 12:49
Fight for oil crescent region breaks out between GNA and Haftar forces

Clashes between Government of National Accord's Defence Ministry forces and Khalifa Haftar's Operation Dignity forces have broken out in the districts of Ben Jawad and Noufiliya in the oil crescent region. Sources told the Libyan Express that the forces led by the Defence Minister of the GNA,...

Tunisia’s President says would like to help Libya evade division

  • 7 December 2016 - 12:07
Tunisia’s President says would like to help Libya evade division

The Tunisian President, Beiji Caid Essebsi, said his country wishes that Libya's unity process can take effect as soon as possible, saying Tunisia is ready to provide any assistance along with Libya's neighbouring countries, Algeria and Egypt. In an interview with Euronews, Essebsi said Tuesday...

Kobler told the UNSC: Alternative to unity in Libya is “chaos”

  • 7 December 2016 - 10:55
Kobler told the UNSC: Alternative to unity in Libya is “chaos”

The UN delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, on Tuesday reported to the UN Security Council that the implementation of a political agreement in Libya has been stalled, saying that the deal has entered into a stalemate and "much more should have happened." The statement came as the special...

Libyan forces declare Sirte fully liberated from IS militants

  • 6 December 2016 - 17:48
Libyan forces declare Sirte fully liberated from IS militants

The forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous announced earlier on Tuesday the liberation of the last hideouts of IS in Sirte's Jizah neighbourhood and therefore the full liberation of the city after violent clashes with the militants. No official report about the liberation yet, but fighters from the...

Russia ponders sending weapons to Haftar in exchange of Benghazi airbase

  • 6 December 2016 - 16:04
Russia ponders sending weapons to Haftar in exchange of Benghazi airbase

A map of an airbase that is reportedly located near the Libyan city of Benghazi will be transferred to Russia in exchange for arms supply, The Independent newspaper said Monday. According to Western reports, Khalifa Haftar’s recent visit to Moscow along with his talks with Russian...

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...