Libya

Libyan forces advance deeper into last IS hideout in Sirte

  • 6 November 2016 - 12:06
Libyan forces advance deeper into last IS hideout in Sirte

The Misurata-led forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous have advanced more into the last IS spot in Sirte - the seaside Jizah neighbourhood. The forces controlled Sunday new spots and nooks inside Jizah neighbourhood, according to media sources. On Saturday, the Misurata Central Hospital reported...

Italian coastguards rescue 1,200 migrants and recover 10 drowned bodies off Libyan coast

  • 6 November 2016 - 09:01
Italian coastguards rescue 1,200 migrants and recover 10 drowned bodies off Libyan coast

AFP - Ten bodies were recovered on Saturday from a rubber dinghy off the Libyan coast, the Italian coastguard said, adding that 2,200 other migrants were rescued during the day. Sixteen rescue operations were conducted Saturday -- almost twice as many as on Friday when 1,200 people were...

National Salvation Government PM inaugurates Al-Khums power plant

  • 5 November 2016 - 19:51
National Salvation Government PM inaugurates Al-Khums power plant

The Prime Minister of the dismissed National Salvation Government, Khalifa Al-Ghweil, has opened today the second gas turbine at the Al-Khums urgent power plant. The project of Al-Khums urgent power plant is a contraction between the Libyan General Electricity Company and the Turkish Galik...

US ends its support airstrikes on IS militants in Libya’s Sirte

  • 5 November 2016 - 18:15
US ends its support airstrikes on IS militants in Libya’s Sirte

The US conducted by the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) Africa announced the end of its airstrikes mission in Sirte after three months. The mission, dubbed Odyssey Lightning Operation, saw the US carry out over 367 air attacks on Is militants and positions in Sirte to help in the fight to liberate...

Foreign warplanes bomb Ganfudah in Benghazi

  • 5 November 2016 - 12:04
Foreign warplanes bomb Ganfudah in Benghazi

According to the Benghazi Shura Council sources, seven airstrikes were conducted on Ganfudah district in Benghazi on Saturday. The sources added that Khalifa Haftar's Operation Dignity forces also shelled the residential area in Ganfudah without mentioning if there were any...

Two Italians, one Canadian freed from southern Libya by Italian authorities

  • 5 November 2016 - 11:31
Two Italians, one Canadian freed from southern Libya by Italian authorities

The Italian government has confirmed that two nationals and one Canadian national were freed on Friday from Ghat in southern Libya. The three foreigners, who were kidnapped by armed men on September 19, were sent back to Italy on a private jet, according to the Italian government. "The...

Eastern tribal leader wounded in assassination attempt

  • 5 November 2016 - 10:34
Eastern tribal leader wounded in assassination attempt

A car exploded in Benghazi on Friday, wounding a prominent tribal leader who recently helped eastern forces take control of major oil ports, security and medical officials said, Reuters reported. Saleh al-Ateiwish, head of the Magharba tribe, was wounded as he left a mosque in Benghazi's...

239 migrants feared dead as boats capsized off Libyan coast

  • 5 November 2016 - 08:12
239 migrants feared dead as boats capsized off Libyan coast

At least 239 illegal migrants died when their two boats capsized off the coast of Libya, according to the United Nations refugee agency. According to the Libyan News Agency (LANA), a UNHCR spokeswoman in Italy, Carlotta Sami, said 31 survivors of the two capsized boats arrived on the...

US warship launches attack on IS militants in Sirte

  • 5 November 2016 - 08:01
US warship launches attack on IS militants in Sirte

US Marines are using Super Cobra attack helicopters to mount close-range airstrikes against Islamic State militants in the Libyan city of Sirte, the US navy said Thursday. The gunship attacks, the first of their kind to be confirmed in over two months, were launched overnight from the USS San...

Turkey condemns GNC coup on legitimate High Council of State in Tripoli

  • 3 November 2016 - 14:30
Turkey condemns GNC coup on legitimate High Council of State in Tripoli

The Head of the High Council of State (HCS), Abdel Rahman Al-Sweihli, met Wednesday with the Turkish President's delegate Emrullah İşler accompanied by the Turkish ambassador to Libya. The meeting was also attended by Al-Sweihli's deputies Saleh Al-Makhzoum and Mohammed...