Libya

23 Egyptian nationals kidnapped in Brega, freed and sent back home

  • 13 August 2016 - 08:51
23 Egyptian nationals kidnapped in Brega, freed and sent back home

Egypt’s state television reported Friday that 23 Egyptian workers kidnapped in Libya have been freed and returned to their country. The workers, who had been taken hostage 10 days earlier, were freed by “Libyan special forces in coordination with the Egyptian general intelligence service,”...

Libyan forces close in on IS last two hideouts in Sirte, kill senior leader

  • 12 August 2016 - 23:11
Libyan forces close in on IS last two hideouts in Sirte, kill senior leader

The media office of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous announced on Friday that the Misurata-led forces killed a senior IS leader, Abu Mohammed (Walid Al-Buaishi) in the clashes that led to liberating IS base in Sirte - Ouagadougou Conference Halls Complex. Abuaishi is from Ajdabiya city in the east, he...

AL-Serraj warns European powers of IS militants infiltrating to Europe on boats

  • 11 August 2016 - 17:29
AL-Serraj warns European powers of IS militants infiltrating to Europe on boats

Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj has warned European leaders that Islamic State militants are infiltrating the large number of migrants pouring into Italy. The new Prime Minister of Libya Fayez al-Sarraj, who was elected earlier this year, is warning European leaders that the fight...

Italian Parliament outrageous at Prime Minister Renzi for sending special troops to fight IS in Sirte, Libya

  • 11 August 2016 - 17:03
Italian Parliament outrageous at Prime Minister Renzi for sending special troops to fight IS in Sirte, Libya

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi came under fire on Thursday for reportedly sending special forces to help the fight against the Islamic State group in Libya without proper clearance from parliament. Renzi's centre-left government has refused to confirm or deny media reports that dozens...

Libyan forces announce control of Ouagadougou Conference Halls Complex in Sirte

  • 10 August 2016 - 17:42
Libyan forces announce control of Ouagadougou Conference Halls Complex in Sirte

The Libyan forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous have controlled Ouagadougou Conference Halls Complex in Sirte after violent clashes with IS militants on Wednesday evening. the media bureau of the Misurata-led forces announced the capture and said their forces were scouring the whole complex for...

Libyan forces take 90% of IS hideouts in Sirte, advance into Ouagadougou Halls

  • 10 August 2016 - 16:44
Libyan forces take 90% of IS hideouts in Sirte, advance into Ouagadougou Halls

The Libyan forces of AL-Bunyan Al-Marsous have advanced into the Ouagadougou Halls Compound, seizing on their way the police academy building and the Al-Giza military zone, as well as the Sirte University buildings in Sirte from the control of IS militants. The media spokesman of the...

Libyan forces capture Sirte’s hotels compound from IS

  • 10 August 2016 - 09:01
Libyan forces capture Sirte’s hotels compound from IS

The spokesman of the Libyan forces led by Misurata brigades under the command of the Presidential Council's Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous operation, Mohammed Al-Ghasri, said they controlled the hotels compound in Sirte, pointing out that it is a very strategic area as it is only 2 km away from...

US special operations troops are on the ground in Sirte, officials disclosed

  • 10 August 2016 - 08:04
US special operations troops are on the ground in Sirte, officials disclosed

American special operations troops have for the first time started directly supporting Libyan forces battling IS in their key stronghold of Sirte, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. US officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the Post the commandos were working from a joint...

Al-Serraj: US will continue to strike IS militants in Sirte till thy are eradicated

  • 9 August 2016 - 16:23
Al-Serraj: US will continue to strike IS militants in Sirte till thy are eradicated

The US Air Force will continue striking IS targets in Libya's Sirte, supporting the country's forces, Prime Minister of the Libyan Government of National Accord Fayez Al-Serraj told Sputnik. According to the prime minister, the Libyan forces have achieved significant success in the fight against...

IOM to send diplomatic visit to Libya’s migrants’ detentions

  • 9 August 2016 - 16:06
IOM to send diplomatic visit to Libya’s migrants’ detentions

IOM has assisted representatives from seven West African embassies in Libya to visit an immigration detention centre in Tripoli where their nationals are being held as irregular migrants. On Monday (8 August) IOM worked with Libyan authorities to facilitate the visit by diplomats from Senegal,...