Libya

One fighter killed as Libyan forces toughen siege of IS in Sirte

  • 9 November 2016 - 17:49
One fighter killed as Libyan forces toughen siege of IS in Sirte

One fighter from Al-Bunyan Al-Marous forces was killed and other were injured due to heavy clashes with IS militants, who are holding onto their last area in the seaside Jizah neighbourhood, the spokesman of the Misurata Central Hospital, Akram Gliwann said. He added that the injured people were...

Operation Dignity spokesman hails logistic, political support from Egypt and UAE

  • 9 November 2016 - 15:20
Operation Dignity spokesman hails logistic, political support from Egypt and UAE

The spokesman of the Operation Dignity led by Khalifa Haftar, Ahmed Al-Mesmari, has praised Egypt for its support and provision of ammunition and equipment to the Operation Dignity forces in their war in Benghazi and the eastern region. Al-Masmari told Youm 7 Egyptian newspaper that the Egyptian...

African Union leaders set off initiative to end Libya’s political stalemate

  • 9 November 2016 - 13:31
African Union leaders set off initiative to end Libya’s political stalemate

The African Union leaders have started a high-ranking meeting in the AU headquarters to address the Libyan crisis and try to resolve it for good. The President of Chad, Current Chairpeson of the African Union, Idriss Deby inaugurated first sitting of the High-Profile African Summit on Libya...

HoR member wants GNA’s Defence Minister sued

  • 9 November 2016 - 11:04
HoR member wants GNA’s Defence Minister sued

The member of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR), Tariq Al-Jurooshi, has urged the Defence Minister of the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA), Mihdi Al-Barghathi, to turn himself in to the HoR's authorities. "We guarantee he would receive a fair trial." Al-Jurooshi...

Ban Ki-moon appoints new Deputy Head for UNSMIL

  • 9 November 2016 - 10:01
Ban Ki-moon appoints new Deputy Head for UNSMIL

The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, announced Wednesday the appointment of Maria do Valle Ribeiro of Ireland as his new Deputy Special Representative and Deputy Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). The Irish diplomat will also serve as United Nations...

Recordings obtained by Libyan local TV suggest US supporting Haftar’s air force

  • 8 November 2016 - 20:52
Recordings obtained by Libyan local TV suggest US supporting Haftar’s air force

Al-Nabaa TV has suggested that the US is helping Khalifa Haftar's Operation Dignity in the war against Benghazi Shura Council fighters in the city as it obtained recordings showing pilots with American accent. The TV reported that the recordings prove that US pilots are conducting operations...

Clashes in Azzawiya, western Tripoli, resumed, two killed

  • 8 November 2016 - 20:25
Clashes in Azzawiya, western Tripoli, resumed, two killed

Media and local sources from Azzawiya city have reported that two people were killed Tuesday evening as clashes between two armed groups from the city resumed. The clashes broke out around the evening and saw the same heavy and medium weapons use like the previous time, local sources...

Operation Dignity warplanes bomb Fatayeh district in Derna

  • 8 November 2016 - 16:37
Operation Dignity warplanes bomb Fatayeh district in Derna

Local sources reported Tuesday heavy bombing by Khalifa Haftar’s Operation Dignity warplanes on in eastern Derna’s Fatayeh district. “The airstrikes targeted houses and farms for civilians living in the IS-freed district.” The sources added. They also explained that Haftar’s...

US says ready to resume air raids on Libya’s IS if GNA requests

  • 8 November 2016 - 10:15
US says ready to resume air raids on Libya’s IS if GNA requests

The US has expressed readiness to resume its air attacks on IS in Libya if requested by the UN-brokered Government of National Accord. "We can resume airstrikes on IS in Libya upon the government's call, although the militants are now in poor control of Libyan territories" The Pentagon said on...

US citizen busted as he was planning to join IS in Libya

  • 8 November 2016 - 10:01
US citizen busted as he was planning to join IS in Libya

A man from Ohio was arrested at the Columbus airport Monday while he was boarding a flight on his way to join ISIS, US federal prosecutors said. The man, Aaron Travis Daniels, 20, of Columbus — also known as Harun Muhammad and Abu Yusuf — admitted having sent money to an intermediary for...