Libya

Body of Libyan national executed in Iraq arrives in Derna

  • 8 September 2016 - 09:03
Body of Libyan national executed in Iraq arrives in Derna

The body of Adel Al-Shallali, a Libyan national who was executed in Baghdad, Iraq, arrived in Labreg airport coming on board Libyan Airlines flight from Amman, Jordan. Sources from the hometown of the executed person, Derna, said Adel's body was sent to Amman via the Libyan embassy in Iraq's...

Libyan forces are close to eliminating IS from whole Sirte

  • 8 September 2016 - 08:43
Libyan forces are close to eliminating IS from whole Sirte

U.S.-backed Libyan forces are close to vanquishing Islamic State from its last holdouts in the city of Sirte, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Wednesday. Carter said forces aligned with Libya's U.N.-backed government, who have been aided by U.S. air strikes since the beginning of...

Four Dignity Operation fighters killed in landmine blast in western Derna

  • 7 September 2016 - 18:14
Four Dignity Operation fighters killed in landmine blast in western Derna

Derna Shura Council media office has reported that 4 fighters from the Dignity Operation forces led by Khalifa Haftar in a landmine blast in Daher Hamar front line, western Derna. The media office also said Wednesday evening that the land mine explosion has caused injuries among a number...

Donald Trump says IS has taken over oil ports in Libya

  • 7 September 2016 - 17:25
Donald Trump says IS has taken over oil ports in Libya

Donald Trump said again on Tuesday that the Islamic State has "taken over" oil supplies in Libya, though the terror group appears never to have controlled the country's oil nor had the ability to profit from it. A fighter of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) holds an ISIL flag...

Tunisia proposes a Pan-Arab initiative to resolve Libya’s crisis

  • 7 September 2016 - 17:07
Tunisia proposes a Pan-Arab initiative to resolve Libya’s crisis

Tunisia's ambassador in the Arab League, Najib Al-Munif, proposed an initiative at the end of the 146th Arab League summit that aims to boost the Arab League's role in resolving the Libyan political crisis by sending in a ministerial committee to sit and resolve the rift between Libyan...

Libyan forces seize key positions from IS in neighbourhood (3) Sirte

  • 6 September 2016 - 20:09
Libyan forces seize key positions from IS in neighbourhood (3) Sirte

The media office of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous operation, which is appointed by the Government of National Accord (GNA), announced advancing into more parts of the last IS hideout in Sirte, neighbourhood (3). The Misurata-led forces captured Tuesday the building of the civil court and the savings...

Four Dignity Operation fighters killed by a landmine in Gawarcha, Benghazi

  • 6 September 2016 - 19:22
Four Dignity Operation fighters killed by a landmine in Gawarcha, Benghazi

Sources from the Benghazi Shura Council reported Tuesday that four fighters from Dignity Operation forces of Khalifa Haftar were killed and others were wounded by a landmine blast in Gawarcha frontline in the war-torn city. The sources, which asked to remain unidentified, also said that...

Khalifa Haftar says Egypt and Chad are his top supporters

  • 6 September 2016 - 17:14
Khalifa Haftar says Egypt and Chad are his top supporters

  Dignity Operation leader Khalifa Haftar said in an interview with Russian news agency Sputnik that Chad and Egypt are the top supporting countries giving him military and other forms of support, while other neighbouring countries are very hesitant. On Monday, Sputnik reported Haftar as...

Libyan forces capture seaside Jizah neighbourhood in Sirte battle

  • 6 September 2016 - 17:09
Libyan forces capture seaside Jizah neighbourhood in Sirte battle

Libyan forces took hold Monday of the seaside Jizah naighbourhood after heavy clashes and became inches away from the last nooks IS militants are holed inside. The media office posted Monday photos showing the Jizah neighbourhood and showing the advance of the Misurata-led forces appointed...

French Defense Minister warns that IS militants might spill from Libya into Egypt and Tunisia

  • 5 September 2016 - 19:55
French Defense Minister warns that IS militants might spill from Libya into Egypt and Tunisia

The French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian warned Monday that it is quite likely that IS radical groups remaining in Libya would flee to Egypt or Tunisia after being pushed and defeated in their Libyan stronghold of Sirte, "We should begin to look seriously at the question of the spread...