Libya

Libyan forces make big ground gains in Sirte, say liberation is in sight

  • 10 October 2016 - 11:48
Libyan forces make big ground gains in Sirte, say liberation is in sight

The media office of the Misurata-led forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous confirmed Sunday that the forces are making huge advances into the last hideouts of the IS terrorists in Sirte. "Our forces have gained Al-Manara neighbourhood in the southern frontline after they disconnected the 600...

Haftar’s Dignity Operation loses more fighters in Benghazi frontlines

  • 9 October 2016 - 15:43
Haftar’s Dignity Operation loses more fighters in Benghazi frontlines

Three fighters from Al-Sayiqa (Special Forces) Brigade of Khalifa Haftar’s Dignity Operation were killed on Sunday morning in clashes with Benghazi Shura Council fighters at Gawarcha frontline. Medical sources from Al-Jalaa Hospital in Benghazi said five other special forces fighters from...

Special Deterrence Force apprehends 12-man abduction gang

  • 9 October 2016 - 13:13
Special Deterrence Force apprehends 12-man abduction gang

The Tripoli-based Special Deterrence Force (SDF) has arrested 12 persons in a storming operation done on Saturday in Fao Village in Siyahiya district, Tripoli. The SDF said on its official website that the 12 persons were part of a gang that works in abduction for ransom, banditry, and other...

Top IS leader killed in Sirte clashes, sources say

  • 8 October 2016 - 17:49
Top IS leader killed in Sirte clashes, sources say

The IS senior leader Abu Al-Baraa Al-Masri was killed in clashes in Sirte Friday, reported sources from Al-Bunyan Al-Marsousc Saturday. The sources added that Abu Al-Baraa was killed in Jizah frontline in the Friday clashes by Misurata-led forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous. "Abu Al-Baraa...

Afiriqiya Airways partners with Tunisian Pilots Training Center to train Libyan pilots on Airbus 330

  • 8 October 2016 - 13:54
Afiriqiya Airways partners with Tunisian Pilots Training Center to train Libyan pilots on Airbus 330

Libya’s Afiriqiya Airways signed Friday a contract with the Tunisian Pilots Training Center to train the Libyan pilots on Airbus 330 planes in the Tunisian capital, Tunis. The Tunisian News Agency reported Friday that the contract targets also boosting the training capabilities of the...

Presidential Council set to hold dialogue meeting in a Libyan city

  • 8 October 2016 - 11:19
Presidential Council set to hold dialogue meeting in a Libyan city

Informed sources at the Presidential Council (PC) have reported that the PC is going to move the dialogue meetings of the new cabinet formation of the Government of National Accord from Tunisia to one of the Libyan cities, which is yet to be decided. The sources, who asked to be...

Presidential Council condemns abduction of Fatwa House member Nadir Omrani

  • 8 October 2016 - 11:16
Presidential Council condemns abduction of Fatwa House member Nadir Omrani

The Presidential Council condemned on Thursday the abduction of the Fatwa House member Nadir Omrani, who was kidnapped while he was going to pray in a mosque nearby his house in Al-Hadba Al-Khadraa district. The Presidential Council said in a statement that the reoccurrence of abductions and...

Obama drops charges on US arms supplier to Libya fearing disclosure of CIA, Clinton’s involvement in Libyan revolution

  • 6 October 2016 - 12:13
Obama drops charges on US arms supplier to Libya fearing disclosure of CIA, Clinton’s involvement in Libyan revolution

The Obama administration has decided to drop charges against an American arms dealer who has been recently accused of selling weapons that were aimed to reach Libyan rebels. Lawyers for the US Justice Department on Monday filed a motion in federal court in Phoenix to drop the case against the...

Libyan coastguards rescue 138 illegal migrants including Libyans off Zuwara shores

  • 6 October 2016 - 11:34
Libyan coastguards rescue 138 illegal migrants including Libyans off Zuwara shores

The Libyan Coast Guard in Zuwara announced that it had rescued about 138 illegal immigrants from different African nationalities including Moroccans and three Libyans off Zuwara shores while they were heading to Italy on board rickety boats. The Chief of the Zuwara Coast Guard, Lieutenant...

Fatwa House member Nadir Omrani kidnapped in Tripoli

  • 6 October 2016 - 10:55
Fatwa House member Nadir Omrani kidnapped in Tripoli

Unknown armed men kidnapped on Thursday the member of Fatwa House and Islamic Research and Studies Center, Nadir Omrani, when he was coming out of Fawateer mosque in Fajir (dawn) prayer in Hadba district. Sources said Omrani was kidnapped by armed men who were driving two cars (Toyota and...