Libya

British Ambassador to Libya meets Haftar in Al-Marij

  • 16 March 2017 - 14:22
British Ambassador to Libya meets Haftar in Al-Marij

The British Ambassador to Libya, Peter Millett, visited Al-Marij, eastern Libya on Wednesday to meet with the leader of the Operation Dignity forces, Khalifa Haftar. The meeting took place at the so-called general command of the Operation Dignity, according to pro-Haftar media. No more...

Ceasefire reached in Tripoli after three days of bloody fighting

  • 16 March 2017 - 11:56
Ceasefire reached in Tripoli after three days of bloody fighting

A meeting held in Abu Sitta Naval Base resulted in a ceasefire agreement that demanded immediate execution with withdrawal of all military vehicles and weapons from the streets and roads in the capital. According to the agreement was signed by the Presidential Council's member Ahmed Hamza, the...

Education ministry declares shutdown of schools in Libya’s capital

  • 15 March 2017 - 22:45
Education ministry declares shutdown of schools in Libya’s capital

The Education Ministry in Tripoli announced that it had suspended study in all schools in the capital on Wednesday and will suspend it also on Thursday due to the growing unrest in the capital. All schools in downtown Tripoli were shut down on Wednesday as fears grew of possible attacks on...

Libyan Prime Minister cancels visit to Sudan due to Tripoli fighting

  • 15 March 2017 - 22:30
Libyan Prime Minister cancels visit to Sudan due to Tripoli fighting

The Prime Minister of Libya’s Government of National Accord Fayez Al-Serraj has cancelled a scheduled visit to Sudan on Wednesday due to the security unrest in the capital Tripoli, according to the Sudanese foreign ministry. Al-Serraj was planned to arrive in Khartoum for a two-day visit...

Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous forces to enter Tripoli for peacekeeping

  • 15 March 2017 - 21:51
Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous forces to enter Tripoli for peacekeeping

About 1500 military vehicles of the forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous are on their way to Tripoli for peacekeeping as the capital's clashes grow more intense. The forces will coordinate in stabilising the areas of the clashes with the Government of National Accord's Security Preparations...

EU urges Haftar to get his forces out of Libyan oil terminals

  • 15 March 2017 - 17:12
EU urges Haftar to get his forces out of Libyan oil terminals

EU states and the US have urged a Russia-backed Libyan warlord to hand back oil ports, after a US warning that Russia was trying to do in Libya what it did in Syria. The British, French, Italian, and US ambassadors to Libya said oil facilities “belong to the Libyan people and must remain under...

Foreign ambassadors urge for end of hostilities at oil terminals as Haftar loses 21 fighters

  • 15 March 2017 - 13:38
Foreign ambassadors urge for end of hostilities at oil terminals as Haftar loses 21 fighters

Foreign ambassadors to Libya have called for an end to hostilities in the Oil Crescent to protect the country’s most critical oil assets. The bloody fighting between Operation Dignity and the Benghazi Defence Brigades (BDB) for control of two oil terminals in eastern Libya has cost the...

War drums heard in Libyan capital as rival governments mobilise their fighters

  • 15 March 2017 - 11:35
War drums heard in Libyan capital as rival governments mobilise their fighters

The clashes in Tripoli have continued and grew rougher on Wednesday morning. According to different sources, the forces and fighters of the rival government "National Salvation Government" (NSG) which are positioned in Qusoor Al-Siyafa (Guest Palaces) in downtown Tripoli clashed in the first...

Local Libyan TV channel hit with RPG in Tripoli clashes

  • 15 March 2017 - 11:12
Local Libyan TV channel hit with RPG in Tripoli clashes

Al-Nabaa TV was targeted by an RPG Tuesday night in Zanata, Tripoli. The explosion of the rocket at the TV's headquarters led to a great panic among staffers and set part of the building on fire, not to mention that the TV went off air. No official claim for the attack has been issued yet,...

Operation Dignity forces retake Ras Lanuf, Sidra oil ports

  • 14 March 2017 - 21:34
Operation Dignity forces retake Ras Lanuf, Sidra oil ports

The forces of the Operation Dignity, which is led by Khalifa Haftar, have retaken the oil port of Ras Lanuf and Sidra at the oil crescent after a violent battle and airstrikes' coverage from the sky, according to the spokesman of the forces, Khalifa Al-Abidi. Al-Abidi added that the...