Libya

Kobler outraged over dozens of fatalities at Brak Al-Shati military base, GNA suspends defence minister

  • 19 May 2017 - 21:03
Kobler outraged over dozens of fatalities at Brak Al-Shati military base, GNA suspends defence minister

The UN delegate to Libya has voiced "outrage" at reports of "significant" fatalities in an attack by a group loyal to the Government of National Accord on a military base controlled by Operation Dignity forces. Martin Kobler said in a statement on Friday that the dead included civilians,...

Tribal prominent leader assassinated in car bombing in Suluq

  • 19 May 2017 - 16:55
Tribal prominent leader assassinated in car bombing in Suluq

A car bomb exploded near Bilal Ben Rabah mosque in Suluq, eastern Libya killing the prominent leader of Awageer Tribe, Ebrik Al-Lawati. The car bombing came after Friday prayer according to sources from the city. This bombing is no accident, sources said, adding that it is an...

Libyan Coast Guard rescues 463 migrants off Sabratha shores

  • 18 May 2017 - 22:46
Libyan Coast Guard rescues 463 migrants off Sabratha shores

The patrol boats of the Libyan Coast Guard in western Libya have rescued a number of illegal immigrants off Sabratha shores. According to the Libyan Coast Guard, 463 African migrants were rescued from a wooden boat off the Libyan Sabratha coast. The immigrants were sent ashore to...

Halbous Brigade disowns Hassan Shaba

  • 18 May 2017 - 22:44
Halbous Brigade disowns Hassan Shaba

The Misuratan armed brigade, Halbous, said Thursday that it has no ties to Hassan Shaba. An official at the brigade, which is based in Misurata, said all other brigades know this turth and realise that Shaba is not part of Halbous brigade. Shaba has contacted Wershefana brigades for a...

Third Force seizes Brak Shati airbase in southern Libya

  • 18 May 2017 - 15:46
Third Force seizes Brak Shati airbase in southern Libya

The Third Force of the Government of National Accord's Defence Ministry announced earlier today capturing control of the Brak Shati airbase in southern Libya. According to the statements of the Third Force's commander, Mohammed Gliwan, the Third Force personnel seized the airbase after heavy...

Boss of Operation Dignity senior commander rejects his resignation

  • 18 May 2017 - 13:42
Boss of Operation Dignity senior commander rejects his resignation

The commander of the Saiqa forces of Operation Dignity in eastern Libya, Idris Abu Khamada, has rejected the resignation filed by the senior commander, Mahmoud Al-Werfalli on Monday. Abu Khamada said Al-Werfalli is one of the vital pillars of the forces and will not give up on...

Russian warships to carry out rocket tests off Libyan coast, report says

  • 18 May 2017 - 10:12
Russian warships to carry out rocket tests off Libyan coast, report says

 Russian warships are planning to carry out live rocket tests in the Mediterranean off the coast of Libya later this month, prompting the U.S. Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) to warn aircraft passing through the airspace of the war-torn north African nation, Newsweek reported on...

1268 Nigerian migrants deported from Libya in one year

  • 17 May 2017 - 14:40
1268 Nigerian migrants deported from Libya in one year

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, said 1,268 Nigerians voluntarily returned from Libya from December 15, 2016 to May 16, 2017. Mustapha Maihaja, the Director General, NEMA, made the disclosure while receiving a fresh batch of 258 Nigerians who arrived on Tuesday in Lagos. The...

Operation Dignity celebrates third anniversary for alleged war on terror

  • 17 May 2017 - 14:19
Operation Dignity celebrates third anniversary for alleged war on terror

Operation Dignity leaders and fighters in eastern Libya, especially in Benghazi, have thrown an anniversary party to celebrate the third year of the operation that saw the destruction of Benghazi, displacement of over half of the city's population and the killing of huge numbers of residents both...

UK police drop charges on Libyan national accused of shooting London policewoman, Fletcher

  • 17 May 2017 - 10:28
UK police drop charges on Libyan national accused of shooting London policewoman, Fletcher

The British police said Tuesday they dropped a bid to prosecute a Libyan man over the 1984 killing of a London policewoman, who was shot dead from inside the Libyan embassy, according to the Associated Press. The Libyan suspect was arrested in November 2015 in what police said was a significant...