Libya

Libyan forces thwart a break out attempt by IS, kills 7 militants

  • 19 November 2016 - 19:55
Libyan forces thwart a break out attempt by IS, kills 7 militants

7 terrorists were killed as IS groups attempted to vent out of the besieged seaside Jizah neighbourhood, the Misurata-led forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous, an operation to liberate Sirte from IS terror appointed by the Government of National Accord (GNA). Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous media office...

Kurdistan24 crew found after being missing for over a day in Libya

  • 19 November 2016 - 18:15
Kurdistan24 crew found after being missing for over a day in Libya

Kurdistan24 confirmed on Saturday its Kurdish journalist, Hunar Ahmed, and cameramen, Ahmed Dilshad and Blind Ali, who went missing in Libya in the last 30 hours, were found safe and sound. Kurdistan24 reported that it has remained in close contact with the Iraqi Foreign Ministry and Libyan...

Kurdistan24 Kurdish journalist and cameramen missing in Libya

  • 19 November 2016 - 15:01
Kurdistan24 Kurdish journalist and cameramen missing in Libya

Kurdish journalist, Hunar Ahmed, along with cameramen, Ahmed Selshad and Blind Ali, are reported missing in Libya, Kurdistan24 TV confirmed. Kurdistan24 reported that it has remained in close contact with the Iraqi Foreign Ministry and Libyan Embassy in Baghdad to obtain essential...

Armed clashes close Tripoli downtown streets

  • 19 November 2016 - 12:37
Armed clashes close Tripoli downtown streets

Clashes and heavy fire were heard Friday midnight in Tripoli downtown Zawiyat Dahmani area, sources from the neighbourhood reported Saturday. The sources added that exchange of heavy and medium fire took place between the Sixth Force personnel and Special Deterrence Force personnel in...

At least 7 people were killed in tribal clashes in Sabha

  • 19 November 2016 - 12:00
At least 7 people were killed in tribal clashes in Sabha

Clashes between tribal armed groups in Libya's southern city, Sabha, erupted on Friday killing over 7 people and injuring at least 25 others. The Sabha Medical Center declared the state of emergency calling on all medical staff to be present to help treat the casualties, said the spokesman...

Tunisia set to hold a meeting on Libya’s crisis

  • 18 November 2016 - 15:22
Tunisia set to hold a meeting on Libya’s crisis

The Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui said his country is consulting with Algeria to hold an urgent meeting on Libya. In an interview with the Tunisian television, Jhinaoui said that Tunisia deals with Libya’s Government of National Accord led by Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj...

Strike of Libyan Ground Handling Company workers cripples nation-wide airports

  • 17 November 2016 - 11:19
Strike of Libyan Ground Handling Company workers cripples nation-wide airports

For the second day in a raw, the workers of the Libyan Ground Handling Company have gone on sit-ins at Mitiga airport in Tripoli, Misurata airport, Sabha and Benghazi airports. The head of the documentation and information unit at the company, Sohaib Firjani, told the press Thursday that a...

20 Operation Dignity fighters killed in Benghazi clashes

  • 17 November 2016 - 10:23
20 Operation Dignity fighters killed in Benghazi clashes

At least 20 fighters from Khalifa Haftar's Operation Dignity forces have been killed and 40 injured in two days of fighting in the eastern city of Benghazi, a hospital official said on Wednesday. On Tuesday, a car bombing near a vegetable market at the eastern entrance to Benghazi left 14...

Libyan forces kill 15 IS militants as they mobilize fighters for final battle

  • 16 November 2016 - 19:06
Libyan forces kill 15 IS militants as they mobilize fighters for final battle

The member at the media office of the Government of National Accord's military operation to liberate Sirte from IS terrorists, Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous, Saleh Al-Taweel, said their forces have now surrounded all of the seaside Jizah neighbourhood, leaving IS remaining militants in limbo. "Now they...

Kobler and Mogherini discuss support for GNA

  • 16 November 2016 - 15:21
Kobler and Mogherini discuss support for GNA

The UN delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, said on Twitter Wednesday that he told the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini, how grateful he is for the EU's support for the political process in...