Libya

CEO of Libyan Airlines released after 47 days of kidnap

  • 8 December 2016 - 19:47
CEO of Libyan Airlines released after 47 days of kidnap

The spokesman of the Libyan Airlines Company, Saad Bukhawa, has confirmed the release of the CEO of the company, Fathi Al-Shatti, after 47 days of abduction. "Al-Shatti was released on Wednesday and he is very well." Bukhatwa added. He told the press that the CEO will hold a presser on...

Haftar has been on top-secret visit to Egypt, now he is in Jordan looking for military backup

  • 7 December 2016 - 19:47
Haftar has been on top-secret visit to Egypt, now he is in Jordan looking for military backup

The leader of the Operation Dignity in eastern Libya, Khalifa Haftar, has finished a top-secret visit to Egypt after being there for three or four days, according to Sada Al-Balad Egyptian newspaper. According to Sada Al-Balad, Haftar left Egypt Wednesday and headed to Jordan on a private...

Conflicting news about capture of key Essidra oil terminal by GNA-backed forces

  • 7 December 2016 - 19:35
Conflicting news about capture of key Essidra oil terminal by GNA-backed forces

Sources from the Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) forces led by Ibrahim Jodran said they, together with the Defence Ministry forces of the Government of National Accord have gained control of the key oil terminal of Essidra and they are moving towards Ras Lanuf. The forces of the GNA Defence...

Car bomb explodes in Benghazi

  • 7 December 2016 - 19:07
Car bomb explodes in Benghazi

A car bomb exploded near Saiqa Camp of Haftar's forces in #Benghazi, five injured so...

Fight for oil crescent region breaks out between GNA and Haftar forces

  • 7 December 2016 - 12:49
Fight for oil crescent region breaks out between GNA and Haftar forces

Clashes between Government of National Accord's Defence Ministry forces and Khalifa Haftar's Operation Dignity forces have broken out in the districts of Ben Jawad and Noufiliya in the oil crescent region. Sources told the Libyan Express that the forces led by the Defence Minister of the GNA,...

Tunisia’s President says would like to help Libya evade division

  • 7 December 2016 - 12:07
Tunisia’s President says would like to help Libya evade division

The Tunisian President, Beiji Caid Essebsi, said his country wishes that Libya's unity process can take effect as soon as possible, saying Tunisia is ready to provide any assistance along with Libya's neighbouring countries, Algeria and Egypt. In an interview with Euronews, Essebsi said Tuesday...

Kobler told the UNSC: Alternative to unity in Libya is “chaos”

  • 7 December 2016 - 10:55
Kobler told the UNSC: Alternative to unity in Libya is “chaos”

The UN delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, on Tuesday reported to the UN Security Council that the implementation of a political agreement in Libya has been stalled, saying that the deal has entered into a stalemate and "much more should have happened." The statement came as the special...

Libyan forces declare Sirte fully liberated from IS militants

  • 6 December 2016 - 17:48
Libyan forces declare Sirte fully liberated from IS militants

The forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous announced earlier on Tuesday the liberation of the last hideouts of IS in Sirte's Jizah neighbourhood and therefore the full liberation of the city after violent clashes with the militants. No official report about the liberation yet, but fighters from the...

Russia ponders sending weapons to Haftar in exchange of Benghazi airbase

  • 6 December 2016 - 16:04
Russia ponders sending weapons to Haftar in exchange of Benghazi airbase

A map of an airbase that is reportedly located near the Libyan city of Benghazi will be transferred to Russia in exchange for arms supply, The Independent newspaper said Monday. According to Western reports, Khalifa Haftar’s recent visit to Moscow along with his talks with Russian...

Libya’s Presidential Council’s deputy head: Haftar’s army to rule Libya in transition period

  • 5 December 2016 - 20:36
Libya’s Presidential Council’s deputy head: Haftar’s army to rule Libya in transition period

The deputy head of the Presidential Council at the Government of National Accord (GNA), Ali Al-Gutrani told Sputnik that "the Libyan National Army" (Khalifa Haftar's Operation Dignity) announced the the state of emergency, which he said will set off the beginning of a transition period that...