Libya

Operation Dignity spokesman urges UN-backed Libyan forces to hand them Sirte battle

  • 2 November 2016 - 16:51
Operation Dignity spokesman urges UN-backed Libyan forces to hand them Sirte battle

The spokesman of Khalifa Haftar’s Operation Dignity, Ahmed Al-Mismari, called on the forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous to pull out from Sirte liberation battle with the least losses they could bear so that Operation Dignity forces get into the fight against IS militants. Speaking to the Egyptian...

UNSMIL Human Rights Report on Libya: Sharp Rise in Civilian Death

  • 2 November 2016 - 08:50
UNSMIL Human Rights Report on Libya: Sharp Rise in Civilian Death

From 1 October to 31 October 2016, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented 102 civilian casualties, including 29 deaths and 73 injured, during the conduct of hostilities across Libya. Victims included 7 children killed and 13 injured, 3 women killed and 6 injured, 19 men...

HoR Chief Commander acknowledges mutiny within Dignity Operation

  • 1 November 2016 - 20:58
HoR Chief Commander acknowledges mutiny within Dignity Operation

The Commander in Chief of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives, Abdelraziq Al-Nadori, revealed that there is a rebellion inside the forces and leadership of the Dignity Operation led by Khalifa Haftar. “We’re going to keep an eye on those who are thinking of betraying our forces...

Iran’s Ambassador to Libya: We will recognise GNA once approved by HoR

  • 1 November 2016 - 16:52
Iran’s Ambassador to Libya: We will recognise GNA once approved by HoR

The Iranian Ambassador to Libya, Hussein Akbari, has disclosed that his country has not recognised the Government of National Accord yet. Speaking to Iranian Fars News Agency, Akbari said that Tehran had decided to delay its recognition of the GNA as Libya’s sole legitimate government until it...

UAE’s military base in east Libya is shared with French troops to support Haftar

  • 1 November 2016 - 11:09
UAE’s military base in east Libya is shared with French troops to support Haftar

The United Arab Emirates has got a military base in eastern Libyan city of Marj, where Khalifa Haftar's Dignity Operation is located, in order to provide military support for Haftar's forces, The New Arab has reported. The military base is located south of the city of al-Marj on the site of an...

UN delegate: Presidential Council facing obstacles in restoring security across Libya

  • 1 November 2016 - 10:30
UN delegate: Presidential Council facing obstacles in restoring security across Libya

The Head of the UNSMIL and UN delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler has stated that the "Libyan Army" is not ready to stabilise the country and the UN-brokered Presidential Council is facing lots of hardships regarding the security situation in Libya. In an interview with Al-Watan newspaper,...

Ceasefire brokered in Azzawiya by tribes’ elders

  • 1 November 2016 - 09:09
Ceasefire brokered in Azzawiya by tribes’ elders

An agreement on truce and immediate ceasefire was signed on Monday evening by the two warring armed groups in Azzawiya city, according to one elder from the city, Mohamed Kamjaji. Kamjaji added that the agreement included withdrawing of all the vehicles from the streets and an immediate...

Libyan forces say they encircled IS militants in their last spot in Sirte

  • 31 October 2016 - 17:31
Libyan forces say they encircled IS militants in their last spot in Sirte

The Libyan forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous operation, which is appointed by the UN-brokered Government of National Accord, said they had advanced on the last area in Sirte in which the remnants of IS militants are trapped. In a statement issued by the leadership of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous on...

Western powers vow to help GNA exact authority all across Libya

  • 31 October 2016 - 17:30
Western powers vow to help GNA exact authority all across Libya

Many western and Arab countries have concluded their London-based meeting on Libya's Government of National Accord (GNA) support by voicing their assistance to Fayez Al-Serraj to restore order in all parts in the country, Reuters reported. "In London, officials from the United States,...

One fighter killed as Libyan forces near liberation of Sirte

  • 31 October 2016 - 14:52
One fighter killed as Libyan forces near liberation of Sirte

A source from the field hospital in Sirte has reported that they had received one killed fighter and a number of injuries after fierce clashes with IS militants inside their last spot in Sirte, the seaside Jizah district. “Many other fighter were injured in a new push by the Misurata-led...