Libya

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...

Al-Thinni appoints military official as Interior Ministry deputy

  • 7 November 2016 - 19:38
Al-Thinni appoints military official as Interior Ministry deputy

The Prime Minster of the House of Representatives' government, Abdullah Al-Thinni, issued an ordinance to appoint Lieutenant Brigadier Hussein Al-Abbar as the deputy of the eastern Interior Ministry "for the well-being of the state," he said. The issue says Al-abbar will be the deputy of...

Father of IS emir in Sirte confirms his son’s death in August

  • 7 November 2016 - 10:45
Father of IS emir in Sirte confirms his son’s death in August

Mohammed Abed Al-Karami, the father of the IS emir in Libya's Sirte, Hassan Al-Karami, surrendered to the Misurata-led forces along with his family, sources from Sirte reported. The father of the self-proclaimed emir confirmed to the Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous that his son, Hassan Al-Karami was...

Libyan forces free 14 civilians from IS as they near victory in Sirte

  • 7 November 2016 - 09:04
Libyan forces free 14 civilians from IS as they near victory in Sirte

Reuters -Libyan forces in the final stages of a six-month campaign to recapture Sirte from Islamic State said they freed 14 civilians on Sunday from a small residential area where some militants are holding out. The forces, composed of fighters mainly from Misrata, say they are exercising...

GNA Defence Minister blames Khalifa Haftar for killings, abductions in Benghazi

  • 6 November 2016 - 19:04
GNA Defence Minister blames Khalifa Haftar for killings, abductions in Benghazi

The Defence Minister of the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA) has said that he blames the leader of the Dignity Operation forces for all the assassinations and abductions in Benghazi. Al-Barghathi told the press on Sunday that Haftar is going after retaliation from the...

Human Rights Solidarity presents Libya violations report in the Hague

  • 6 November 2016 - 13:02
Human Rights Solidarity presents Libya violations report in the Hague

The Human Rights Solidarity Organisation has delivered a report on the violations against civilians in Libya, especially in Benghazi to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague. The report that was delivered on Saturday underscored the killings, displacement and assassinations...

Libyan forces advance deeper into last IS hideout in Sirte

  • 6 November 2016 - 12:06
Libyan forces advance deeper into last IS hideout in Sirte

The Misurata-led forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous have advanced more into the last IS spot in Sirte - the seaside Jizah neighbourhood. The forces controlled Sunday new spots and nooks inside Jizah neighbourhood, according to media sources. On Saturday, the Misurata Central Hospital reported...

Italian coastguards rescue 1,200 migrants and recover 10 drowned bodies off Libyan coast

  • 6 November 2016 - 09:01
Italian coastguards rescue 1,200 migrants and recover 10 drowned bodies off Libyan coast

AFP - Ten bodies were recovered on Saturday from a rubber dinghy off the Libyan coast, the Italian coastguard said, adding that 2,200 other migrants were rescued during the day. Sixteen rescue operations were conducted Saturday -- almost twice as many as on Friday when 1,200 people were...