Libya

Libya’s Ansar Al-Sharia group declares dissolution

  • 28 May 2017 - 12:53
Libya’s Ansar Al-Sharia group declares dissolution

Libya's Ansar Al-Sharia armed group announced its own dissolution on Saturday, saying it has been "weakened" by fighting in Benghazi. The group had been clashing in the eastern city with forces loyal to renegade general Khalifa Haftar. "We officially announce to everyone, especially...

Mobile phone networks operating in Sirte after two years of no service

  • 28 May 2017 - 00:24
Mobile phone networks operating in Sirte after two years of no service

Mobile phone networks and telecommunications have returned to Sirte city after two years of no service in the area. The loss of telecommunications and mobile phone networks came after IS took control of the city and severed all those services in February 2015. Sirte has been freed from...

Derna Shura Council denies links to attack on Copts in Minya, Egypt

  • 28 May 2017 - 00:17
Derna Shura Council denies links to attack on Copts in Minya, Egypt

Derna Shura Council has issued a statement declining any involvement in the horrific attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt's Minya on Friday. “It is not our policy to target unarmed civilians in Libya, or in Egypt,” The Statement reads. It adds that Egypt’s airstrikes on Derna were...

Presidential Council condemns Egyptian airstrikes on Derna

  • 28 May 2017 - 00:12
Presidential Council condemns Egyptian airstrikes on Derna

The Presidential Council of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) has condemned the Egyptian airstrikes on Derna, eastern Libya. The Presidential Council denounced Egypt's violation of Libya's sovereignty by striking a Libyan city without prior coordination with the only legitimate...

Libyan Interior Ministry: Gaddafi-regime Hadba prisoners in safe location

  • 27 May 2017 - 17:19
Libyan Interior Ministry: Gaddafi-regime Hadba prisoners in safe location

The Interior Ministry and the Justice Ministry of the Government of National Accord (GNA) said they have secured the inmate from Hadba prison after the prison compound was seized by Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade on Friday. "The inmate are now safe and sound in a secure location for the...

Egyptian warplanes conduct airstrikes on Libya’s Derna

  • 27 May 2017 - 12:51
Egyptian warplanes conduct airstrikes on Libya’s Derna

The Egyptian warplanes carried out airstrikes late on Friday on the headquarters of Derna Shura Council in Libya's eastern city of Derna. Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, Egypt's President, said in an address on Friday that his country's air force was at the moment conducting airstrikes on dens of...

Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade seizes Hadba Prison, kills two guards as fighting intensifies

  • 27 May 2017 - 12:40
Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade seizes Hadba Prison, kills two guards as fighting intensifies

An armed group loyal to the Government of National Accord (GNA) reportedly seized Hadba Prison, where former officials of toppled and killed dictator Muammar Gaddafi are held. The armed group, Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade, led by Haithem Al-Tajouri, attacked the complex and clashed with the...

Over 1400 migrants rescued off Libyan Coast on Friday

  • 27 May 2017 - 12:07
Over 1400 migrants rescued off Libyan Coast on Friday

More than 1,400 migrants seeking to get to Italy were rescued off the coast of Libya on Friday, but other vessels were in distress, according to accounts by Libyan and Italian officials. "Large rescue and interception operations are under way," navy spokesman General Ayoub Qassem said. "Today is...

At least 20 killed, 50 injured so far in ongoing deadly clashes in Libya’s capital

  • 26 May 2017 - 17:40
At least 20 killed, 50 injured so far in ongoing deadly clashes in Libya’s capital

At least 23 have been reported as dead from Abu Salim forces and Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade and 53 others were wounded in the ongoing clashes between rival forces in Tripoli. The Abu Salim hospital has sent out cries for people to donate blood and for ambulances to be present to help...

Heavy clashes sweep through Libya’s capital, Tripoli

  • 26 May 2017 - 11:49
Heavy clashes sweep through Libya’s capital, Tripoli

Heavy clashes with heavy and medium weapons were reported by local media sources in Tripoli on Friday morning. According to the sources, clashes are ongoing in Abu Salim, Hadba, Ain Zara, and Bab Benghashir, as well as the airport road. The sources also added that heavy military vehicles...