Libya

Al-Ghweil says his govt. controls the entire capital, Tripoli’s Attorney General orders arrest of Presidential Guard defectors

  • 17 October 2016 - 17:29
Al-Ghweil says his govt. controls the entire capital, Tripoli’s Attorney General orders arrest of Presidential Guard defectors

The Prime Minister of the dismissed Salvation Government of the General National Congress, Khalifa Al-Ghweil has said his government is in control of 100% of the capital, Tripoli. Speaking on Libya HD Channel, Al-Ghweil said that Tripoli is now safe and secure as it has become under the...

Dignity Operation bombs fishing boat, kills one fisherman and injures another

  • 17 October 2016 - 17:11
Dignity Operation bombs fishing boat, kills one fisherman and injures another

A fisherman was killed and another was wounded by an airstrike by Khalifa Haftar’s Dignity Operation warplanes which targeted the two men’s fishing boat off Derna shores Monday, local sources reported. The sources added that Dignity Operation warplane bombed the fishing boat while the...

Italian mafia is providing Libya’s IS with weapons in return of ancient artefacts

  • 17 October 2016 - 09:55
Italian mafia is providing Libya’s IS with weapons in return of ancient artefacts

The Italian mafia is selling rifles and other forms of weapons to IS leaders in Libya, Italian newspaper, La Stampa has reported. The Italian newspaper said Monday that the Italian mafia is giving IS weapons in return for looted archaeological treasures and artefacts. “After getting them...

Presidential Guard defects and pledges allegiance to Al-Ghweil Salvation Government

  • 16 October 2016 - 23:20
Presidential Guard defects and pledges allegiance to Al-Ghweil Salvation Government

 The Presidential Guard of the Government of National Accord has announced in a TV statement Sunday evening its defection from The GNA and says it now backs up the only legitimate and constitutional government, which is the Salvation Government of the General National Congress. The...

Woman killed, six injured in random shelling on Tawergha refugee camp in Tripoli

  • 16 October 2016 - 21:03
Woman killed, six injured in random shelling on Tawergha refugee camp in Tripoli

Random rockets were fired Sunday evening on a Tawergha refugee camp in Al-Fallah, Tripoli, killing a woman and injuring six people. The Mayor of Tawergha, Abdelrahman Al-Shikshak, said the refugee camp is now in a state of quietitude after the shelling and clashes between armed groups in the...

Warship shells Benghazi’s Ganfudah shores, Saraya Media Center reports

  • 16 October 2016 - 17:13
Warship shells Benghazi’s Ganfudah shores, Saraya Media Center reports

The Media Arm of Benghazi Shura Council, Saraya Media Center, has reported that Shura Council fighters clashed with an unknown warship off Ganfudah shores in Benghazi. The center added Sunday that the warship had earlier on the morning shelled some bombs on the Ganfudah shores. "An UAE...

Libyan forces capture key Sirte’s Campo neighbourhood from IS grip

  • 16 October 2016 - 13:00
Libyan forces capture key Sirte’s Campo neighbourhood from IS grip

The Misurata-led forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous declared Campo (Al-Manara) neighbourhood void of IS militants as they captured it Sunday morning, the media office of the operation announced. The Misurata-led forces attacked IS radicals from the western frontline and alongside Jizah...

Fight erupts between armed groups in Tripoli over power

  • 16 October 2016 - 10:51
Fight erupts between armed groups in Tripoli over power

Sources from Tripoli reported heavy fighting and fire exchange using heavy and light arms on Sunday dawn in different areas inside the capital. The sources, who asked to remain unidentified, said the clashes between armed forces were heard in Abu Sitta Navy Base, where the Presidential...

US concerned about GNC coup on legitimate government in Libya

  • 16 October 2016 - 09:36
US concerned about GNC coup on legitimate government in Libya

The United States expressed Saturday its great concern about the coup in Libya that was done by the dismissed General National Congress and its Salvation Government. "We are in true support for the UN-brokered Government of National Accord, which is the legitimate choice of the Libyans and...

Egypt wants Libya to compensate for 307 thousand workers who left Libya since 2011 revolution

  • 15 October 2016 - 18:55
Egypt wants Libya to compensate for 307 thousand workers who left Libya since 2011 revolution

Egypt has requested compensation payment for 307,217 workers who were working in Libya and left the country against their will between the years of 2011 and 2015. The Egyptian Minister of Labour, Mohammed Saafan, said Saturday that their ministry registered 307,217 nationals who had to leave...