Libya

Libyan forces near complete seizure of Sirte, families start to return home

  • 30 July 2016 - 10:01
Libyan forces near complete seizure of Sirte, families start to return home

Libyan families have started to return home to Sirte after months of displacement. Forces aligned with the United Nations-backed government have been fighting street-by-street to liberate the coastal city from ISIL control. “Our mission is to protect the coastal road and secure the road...

Fight rages on in Benghazi between Dignity Operation and Shura Council fighters

  • 28 July 2016 - 17:41
Fight rages on in Benghazi between Dignity Operation and Shura Council fighters

Clashes between two rival factions in Libya fighting for control of the eastern city of Benghazi have killed at least 19 fighters and wounded several more. Forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar clashed with fighters loyal to the Shura Council of the Benghazi Revolutionaries (SCBR). At least 17...

Cairo hosted meetings between Saleh and Al-Serraj

  • 28 July 2016 - 15:51
Cairo hosted meetings between Saleh and Al-Serraj

Cairo has hosted a number of meetings for Libyan political figures aiming at bringing the conflicting parities to a common ground. The meetings took place on Monday and Tuesday. Sources from Egypt said the meetings included discussions between the Speaker of the Tobruk-based House of...

Kobler: Only military units under Presidential Council will be armed

  • 27 July 2016 - 16:07
Kobler: Only military units under Presidential Council will be armed

The United Nations delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, said only the "military units" under the command of the Presidential Council will be eligible for arming, pointing out that the UNSMIL is exerting efforts to create a unified army in Libya with joint military operations under the command of the...

Al-Serraj called on the Arab League to stop weapons illegal flow to Libya

  • 27 July 2016 - 16:03
Al-Serraj called on the Arab League to stop weapons illegal flow to Libya

Libya has called on the Arab League to help stop the flood of weapons illegally into the country which is helping fuel the ISIS insurgency. The Prime Minister of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez al-Serraj, in a speech on Monday at the 27th Arab league Summit in the...

Libya to sue Gaddafi’s henchmen at the British Civil Court for stealing millions

  • 27 July 2016 - 15:51
Libya to sue Gaddafi’s henchmen at the British Civil Court for stealing millions

The Libyan authorities are planning to sue about seven former henchmen of Muamar Gaddafi at the UK Civil Court, aiming to recover millions of pounds they allegedly stole and took with them to Britain after the dictator was toppled in 2011. Libyan official, Muhammad Shaaban, who is acting for...

Gaddafi’s henchmen living in Britain stole millions from Libya

  • 26 July 2016 - 15:36
Gaddafi’s henchmen living in Britain stole millions from Libya

Three former henchmen loyal to deceased Muamar Gaddafi have been found living in Britain after thy have been accused of fleeing Libya with millions of pounds in state assets following Gaddafi’s ouster from power in 2011. The three Gaddafi loyalists have been given safe haven in the UK...

Tobruk-based HoR’s Chief of Staff threatens to target oil tankers in Libyan waters

  • 26 July 2016 - 15:35
Tobruk-based HoR’s Chief of Staff threatens to target oil tankers in Libyan waters

Dignity Operation affiliate and Al-Thinni government’s chief of staff, Brigadier General Abdel-Razek al-Nadhouri, threatened Tuesday to target foreign oil tankers if they entered territorial waters, after a controversial deal was reached between the United Nations envoy and the commander in...

Dignity Operation’s warplanes backed by foreign drones strike Benghazi Shura Council fighters

  • 26 July 2016 - 15:26
Dignity Operation’s warplanes backed by foreign drones strike Benghazi Shura Council fighters

Media outlets and social media sources reported Tuesday afternoon that foreign drones along with Dignity Operation’s (Karama) warplanes carried out a number of airstrikes on the areas where the Benghazi Shura Council is in control. Many air raids were conducted on the areas where the...

ICC accepts lawsuit filed against Ibrahim Jodran by LAPAC

  • 26 July 2016 - 11:01
ICC accepts lawsuit filed against Ibrahim Jodran by LAPAC

The Attorney General of the International Criminal Court has told the Libyan American Public Affairs Center that it accepted the lawsuit filed against Ibrahim and Khalid Jodran, Hajer Al-Gayed, and Aydah Al-Twati. "The lawsuit is now being studied so later it can be either endorsed for an...