Libya

NATO Chief calls Libya intervention “a role model”

  • 24 October 2016 - 17:03
NATO Chief calls Libya intervention “a role model”

Five years after an armed revolution - supported by a NATO-led air campaign - resulted in the overthrow and death of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya continues to find itself in turmoil. The UN-backed government finds itself under repeated threat from armed militias. But who is to blame? In...

British Ambassador to Libya says UK wants Haftar to be part of Libya’s united military command

  • 24 October 2016 - 11:08
British Ambassador to Libya says UK wants Haftar to be part of Libya’s united military command

The British Ambassador to Libya, Peter Millett, has said his country is not against Khalifa Haftar getting a leadership upper hand in a united military command under a civilian authority. In a TV interview on Libya Channel, Millett said the UK and the international community are ready to...

Five French officials killed as aircraft heading to Libya from Malta crashes

  • 24 October 2016 - 10:31
Five French officials killed as aircraft heading to Libya from Malta crashes

A light aircraft crashed after taking off from Malta's main airport early on Monday, killing all five people on board, officials there said, in the island nation's worst peacetime air accident. Airport sources initially said the plane was believed to be carrying officials from European Union...

Heavy clashes erupt in Sorman city between armed gang and Tripoli’s Special Deterrence Force

  • 24 October 2016 - 10:14
Heavy clashes erupt in Sorman city between armed gang and Tripoli’s Special Deterrence Force

Heavy clashes had erupted in Oqba district in Sorman city after the Tripoli-based Special Deterrence Force attempted to storm the location of one of Sorman gangsters, who is charged with a number of abductions and extortion. Military sources in Sorman told Press Solidarity that the criminal...

UN urges for solution to Tripoli mayhem as militias try to topple GNA

  • 23 October 2016 - 10:58
UN urges for solution to Tripoli mayhem as militias try to topple GNA

The Head of the UNSMIL and the UN delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, called all the conflicting parties and armed groups in the capital to be responsible for the safety of the people and the well-being of their country by reaching a peaceful solution for the fight for power. On Twitter,...

Libyan forces seize the entire 600 buildings residential area in Sirte

  • 22 October 2016 - 13:35
Libyan forces seize the entire 600 buildings residential area in Sirte

A military sources from the military operation of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous in Sirte revealed Saturday that the Misurata-led forces seized the entire neighbourhood of 600 buildings in Sirte, killing a number of IS snipers who were barricading inside the buildings. The sources added that the...

Misurata-based brigades parade their military might in Tripoli to support GNC

  • 22 October 2016 - 11:08
Misurata-based brigades parade their military might in Tripoli to support GNC

A number of Brigades and infantry forces paraded on Friday evening on the streets of Tripoli and in the vicinity of the guest palaces where the High Council of State is located to show support for the General National Congress (GNC). Brigades like Misurata-based Al-Marsa and 315 infantry...

Gunmen attack migrants’ dinghy off Libyan shores, killing at least four

  • 21 October 2016 - 14:46
Gunmen attack migrants’ dinghy off Libyan shores, killing at least four

Armed men attacked an overcrowded dinghy carrying refugees off Libya, leaving at least four dead and up to 25 missing, the German NGO Sea Watch said. The group said the Italian coastguard had sent a Sea Watch rescue ship and a diverted oil tanker to help a dinghy in distress in...

Turkish, Indian and Bangladeshi men rescued from IS grip in Sirte by Libyan forces

  • 21 October 2016 - 11:35
Turkish, Indian and Bangladeshi men rescued from IS grip in Sirte by Libyan forces

The Libyan forces have freed five foreign nationals held by IS in Sirte after heavy fighting in their battle to capture the final district of the city, a local official said on Thursday. Two of the freed foreigners were from Turkey, two from India and one from Bangladesh, said Rida Issa,...

Niamey Meeting on Libya concludes with rejection of foreign intervention in Libya

  • 20 October 2016 - 18:24
Niamey Meeting on Libya concludes with rejection of foreign intervention in Libya

No foreign intervention. This was the message from Libya’s neighbouring countries that kicked off on Wednesday in Niamey with the participation of representatives of regional and international organizations. They concluded that all fighters battling Islamist terror groups in Libya must...