Libya

Ceasefire reached in Tripoli’s Abu Salim after deadly clashes

  • 25 February 2017 - 12:58
Ceasefire reached in Tripoli’s Abu Salim after deadly clashes

After two days of violent clashes in Abu Salim district in Tripoli, the elders and notables and the intervention of the Libyan National Guard led to an agreement on a ceasefire. The ceasefire was reached Friday night and the two warring armed groups of Ghaniwa and Burki agreed on it and...

Libyan National Guard condemns Tripoli clashes, hints at taking action

  • 24 February 2017 - 21:57
Libyan National Guard condemns Tripoli clashes, hints at taking action

  The Libyan National Guard (LNG) denounced in a statement the ongoing clashes in Abu Salim, Tripoli, between the Ghaniwa and Burki armed brigades. The LNG condemned using heavy and medium weapons and fighting in the heavily populated neighbourhood of Abu Salim that led to a wave of...

Fighting in Tripoli’s Abu Salim intensifies, ten killed

  • 24 February 2017 - 17:12
Fighting in Tripoli’s Abu Salim intensifies, ten killed

Conflicting news reported Friday afternoon that about 10 people from both sides of the clashes in Abu Salim, downtown Tripoli have been killed and several others were injured. The clashes between Ghaniwa and Burki armed forces that are positioned in Abu Salim district continued on Friday...

Turkish IHH visits Gaddafi regime figures at Hadba Prison in Tripoli, Anadolu Agency reported.

  • 24 February 2017 - 16:43
Turkish IHH visits Gaddafi regime figures at Hadba Prison in Tripoli, Anadolu Agency reported.

A delegation from Turkey’s IHH humanitarian relief organization visited Tripoli’s Al-Hadaba Prison this week to inspect conditions at the facility, Anadolu Agency reported on Friday. An IHH official, who preferred not to divulge his name, told Anadolu Agency that the delegation had arrived...

Clashes continue in Abu Salim, Tripoli, as civilians flee random shelling

  • 24 February 2017 - 13:36
Clashes continue in Abu Salim, Tripoli, as civilians flee random shelling

Civilians have been seen fleeing the district of Abu Salim in Tripoli after hours of clashes between Al-Burki armed group and Ganiwa armed group in the district. According to eyewitnesses, the clashes that erupted yesterday night have led to big number of destruction in personal properties,...

Clashes between armed forces in Abu Salim, downtown Tripoli

  • 23 February 2017 - 23:35
Clashes between armed forces in Abu Salim, downtown Tripoli

According to media and social media pages, clashes are ongoing now, Thursday night, in Abu Salim district, downtown Tripoli. The sources said that the clashes are between armed groups from the UN-brokered Government of National Accord and the dismissed National Salvation...

Eastern Military Governor bans Libyans from traveling without security permit

  • 23 February 2017 - 21:25
Eastern Military Governor bans Libyans from traveling without security permit

The Eastern Governor of Libya appointed by the House of Representatives, Abdelrazik Al-Nadori, issued a new travel ban after scraping the under-60 women ban on Wednesday. The new ban disallows Libyans - men and women - from traveling abroad without prior security permits that they should...

13 African migrants die suffocated in a ship container in Libya

  • 23 February 2017 - 19:33
13 African migrants die suffocated in a ship container in Libya

Thirteen African migrants suffocated inside a shipping container while being transported over four days between two Libyan towns, a Red Crescent official said Thursday. Osama al-Fadly, head of the Red Crescent in Libya, told The Associated Press that the deceased were among 69 migrants, many...

Russian Defence Minister says “our bear can do what he pleases” slamming UK counterpart’s statements

  • 23 February 2017 - 13:48
Russian Defence Minister says “our bear can do what he pleases” slamming UK counterpart’s statements

The Russian Defence Minister, Sergey Shoygu, attacked the UK defence minister, Michael Fallon's remarks in a speech at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, the Independent wrote on Wednesday. “What is on [Britain’s] coat of arms, a lion, isn’t it?” he asked, according...

Amnesty International: Haftar responsible for civilian killings in Ganfudah

  • 23 February 2017 - 12:38
Amnesty International: Haftar responsible for civilian killings in Ganfudah

The annual report of Amnesty International has said that the "Libyan National Army" which it described also as armed groups led by Khalifa Haftar and contain Gaddafi brigades' fighters and tribal forces, bombed the civilian area of Ganfudah in Benghazi from the air and by artillery leading to...