Libya

The West fears IS militants might escape and regroup in southern Libya

  • 15 August 2016 - 11:22
The West fears IS militants might escape and regroup in southern Libya

IS fighters fleeing their Libyan stronghold of Sirte are seeking to cross the border into neighboring countries or possibly regroup in southern towns to fight again, Western and local officials say. The extremists have headed to the long, porous border that Libya shares with Algeria and...

Libyan forces inform Italy of IS militants residing in Milan to carry out terror attacks

  • 14 August 2016 - 19:46
Libyan forces inform Italy of IS militants residing in Milan to carry out terror attacks

The Italian newspaper "Corriere della Sera" revealed, on Saturday, that the intelligence bodies of the Government of National Accord (GNA), during a raid on a stronghold of ISIS in Sirte area - Ouagadougou Conference Halls Complex - found documents containing names of their fighters in the...

Libyan forces foil IS suicide attack, lose 4 fighters as battle rages on

  • 14 August 2016 - 17:16
Libyan forces foil IS suicide attack, lose 4 fighters as battle rages on

The Libyan forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous military operation in Sirte have announced that they foiled an attempt by IS militants to explode two booby-trapped vehicles in the positions they control in Sirte. This comes as the media office said on Sunday that 4 fighters were killed and others...

Turkey: Libya’s crisis is political, it needs peaceful dialogue without foreign intervention

  • 14 August 2016 - 16:24
Turkey: Libya’s crisis is political, it needs peaceful dialogue without foreign intervention

The Turkish delegate to Libya and vice prime minister, Emrullah İşler, negated his country’s interst in meddling into Libya’s internal affairs saying Turkey sees the dialogue and political agreement as the only way out of the current Libyan crisis. Talking to the Turkish newspaper, Daily...

Italy appoints new ambassador to Libya aiming to reopen embassy soon

  • 14 August 2016 - 13:11
Italy appoints new ambassador to Libya aiming to reopen embassy soon

Speaking to Correiere della Sera on Thursday, Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni said the Prime Minister Matteo Renzi had nominated Giuseppe Perrone to head the Italian embassy in Tripoli. Gentiloni said the embassy in Tripoli will open as soon as security situation in the capital...

Kajman: Killing civilians in Ganfudah is not acceptable, safe passages will soon open

  • 14 August 2016 - 12:50
Kajman: Killing civilians in Ganfudah is not acceptable, safe passages will soon open

The Deputy Head of the Presidential Council of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) Abdel Salam Kajman said attacking civilians in Ganfudah whether by airstrikes or any other way is rejected even if there is a conflict in the area, pointing out that there are families who have been...

Canadian firm fueled war in Libya’s east by shipping arms via UAE despite UN arms embargo

  • 13 August 2016 - 16:52
Canadian firm fueled war in Libya’s east by shipping arms via UAE despite UN arms embargo

Local media in Canada and CBC has reported that a Canadian company (Streit Group) manufactured dozens of armoured personnel carriers (APCs) that it finally shipped to Libya, despite United Nations embargo on sending weapons to Libya via the UAE. "It is very disappointing and irresponsible as...

Libyan forces announce final battle dubbed “Macmadas” to eradicate IS from Sirte

  • 13 August 2016 - 11:21
Libyan forces announce final battle dubbed “Macmadas” to eradicate IS from Sirte

A senior leader in the Libyan forces military operation Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous announced on Friday that the Misurata-led forces appointed by the UN-backed Government of National Accord have kicked off the final battle to eliminate IS radical group from the remaining hideouts in the city of Sirte...

Foreign drones bomb Ganfuda district in Benghazi killing number of civilians

  • 13 August 2016 - 09:28
Foreign drones bomb Ganfuda district in Benghazi killing number of civilians

French drones, supporting Dignity Operation led by Khalifa Haftar, bombed civilian houses for foreign workers in Ganfuda district in Benghazi, sources from the city reported. The sources said a French drone carried out three to four airstrikes hitting at the end a house in Ganfuda district...

Kobler: public support for GNA has dwindled sharply

  • 13 August 2016 - 08:56
Kobler: public support for GNA has dwindled sharply

Support for the U.N.-backed Government of National Accord in Libya is "crumbling" amid increased power outages and a weakening currency that is hitting crucial imports, the United Nations' envoy to the embattled north African country told a newspaper. The Government of National Accord (GNA) has...