Libya

Libyan forces gear up to root out IS from last hideouts in Sirte

  • 15 October 2016 - 10:40
Libyan forces gear up to root out IS from last hideouts in Sirte

The Libyan forces led by Misurata brigades and appointed by the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA) have been in the pursuit of achieving their target of eradicating IS radicals as they launched an offensive on Friday aiming at the last couple of nooks inside which IS militants are...

Libya’s HoR government will give away Libyan oil to Egypt, said eastern political activist

  • 13 October 2016 - 22:06
Libya’s HoR government will give away Libyan oil to Egypt, said eastern political activist

The member of the National Sovereignty Bloc, Ziyad Dugheim, has disclosed that the bloc requested from the Al-Thinni government of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives to give away Libyan oil to Egypt free of charge as a kind of support for the Egyptian government. Speaking on the...

UNSMIL Head Martin Kobler says migrants shelter centers in Tripoli are below terrible

  • 13 October 2016 - 10:07
UNSMIL Head Martin Kobler says migrants shelter centers in Tripoli are below terrible

The UN delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler visited Wednesday one of the immigrants shelter centers in Tripoli to review the status of the people held in there. Kobler was accompanied by officials from the Illegal Immigration Interception Authority. Martin Kobler stressed that the shelter...

Spanish police confiscate Panama-flagged ship loaded with 20 tonnes of hashish heading to Libya

  • 12 October 2016 - 19:00
Spanish police confiscate Panama-flagged ship loaded with 20 tonnes of hashish heading to Libya

Spanish police said Tuesday a boat carrying nearly 20 tonnes of hashish to Libya was seized as part of a global operation targeting the financing of armed groups in North Africa and the Middle East. With the help of Europe's police agency Europol, information from French customs and air...

Kobler tells Constitution Draft Assembly boycotters to return to work unconditionally

  • 12 October 2016 - 17:56
Kobler tells Constitution Draft Assembly boycotters to return to work unconditionally

The UN delegate to Libya and the Head of the UNSMIL, Martin Kobler, has met with some boycotting members of the Constitution Drafting Assembly (CDA) in Tripoli to go over the possibility of them going back to work. Sources from the CDA reported that Kobler had asked the boycotters to go back...

Libyan forces say eradication of IS terrorists from Sirte is at hand

  • 12 October 2016 - 15:26
Libyan forces say eradication of IS terrorists from Sirte is at hand

The spokesman of the Misurata-led forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous, Muhammad Al-Ghusri, said that the battle for the liberation of Sirte from IS militants had finished on the military level. “The remaining IS militants are not positioned in a combat mode, they are rather cornered, lost and...

Benghazi Shura Council shells Haftar’s forces in Benghazi’s Gawarcha

  • 12 October 2016 - 13:21
Benghazi Shura Council shells Haftar’s forces in Benghazi’s Gawarcha

The fighters of the Benghazi Shura Council shelled Wednesday morning the positions of Dignity Operation forces in Gawarcha district, sources from the council reported. The correspondent of the Benghazi Shura Council, Essam Al-Maghrebi, told Al-Nabaa TV that the medium and heavy artillery of...

Jonathan Winer falsifies Trump’s comments that IS controls Libya’s oil

  • 12 October 2016 - 12:58
Jonathan Winer falsifies Trump’s comments that IS controls Libya’s oil

The US military envoy to Libya, Jonathan Winer, said Tuesday that IS had never controlled any of the Libyan oil facilities, fields or ports, adding that IS is floundering in its last hideouts in Sirte. On Twitter he wrote; "For the record, #ISIS has never controlled any #Libyanoil and...

Head of Libyan Civil Registry Authority killed in armed attack

  • 11 October 2016 - 18:15
Head of Libyan Civil Registry Authority killed in armed attack

The Head of the Libyan Civil Registry Authority, Al- Siddiq Al-Nahaisi, died Tuesday after suffering serious injuries from Monday's armed attack on the authority's headquarters in Tripoli, said the head of the media office Yousif Gargoum. On Monday morning, an armed group attacked the Civil...

Five fighters from Benghazi Shura Council killed by Haftar’s air-raid

  • 11 October 2016 - 17:23
Five fighters from Benghazi Shura Council killed by Haftar’s air-raid

Sources from the Benghazi Shura Council reported Tuesday that Dignity Operation forces led by Khalifa Haftar conducted airstrikes along with foreign aircraft on Gawarcha district in Benghazi. The sources added that 5 fighters from Benghazi Shura Council were killed and other 8 ones were...