Libya

Four of the Libyan forces killed in clashes with ISIS in Sirte

  • 25 June 2016 - 01:51
Four of the Libyan forces killed in clashes with ISIS in Sirte

The media office of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous operation to liberate Sirte from ISIS said four fighters from the Libyan forces, led by Misurata, were killed in clashes with ISIS militants on Friday dawn. The media office explained that during an attempt to advance on the sea front line by ISIS,...

Libyan Coast Guard intercepts 1000 illegal immigrants off Sabratha shores

  • 25 June 2016 - 00:45
Libyan Coast Guard intercepts 1000 illegal immigrants off Sabratha shores

The media office of the Libyan Coast Guard announced that the coastguards intercepted 1,000 illegal immigrants off Sabratha shores Friday morning. The illegal immigrants were of different African nationalities and were attempting to cross the Mediterranean through to Italy using Libyan coast...

HoR Speaker: Endorsing GNA could be delayed or terminated

  • 23 June 2016 - 16:40
HoR Speaker: Endorsing GNA could be delayed or terminated

The Speaker of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives, Aqilah Saleh, said endorsement of the GNA will be delayed or even terminated as the Presidential Council of the GNA is confused and under apparent conflict. Speaking to Sky News Arabia on Wednesday, Saleh said the Head of the...

Libyan air force raids ISIS lurks in Sirte, paves the way for ground troops offensive

  • 23 June 2016 - 15:22
Libyan air force raids ISIS lurks in Sirte, paves the way for ground troops offensive

The pro-GNA Libyan air force appointed under the command of Al-Bunyan Al-Msrsous operation, which is led by Misurata forces, confirmed that their warplanes targeted the last of ISIS hideouts in the city center of Sirte, paving the way for the grand offensive to be carried out by ground...

Numbers of migrants crossing Libyan coast to reach Europe to skyrocket

  • 22 June 2016 - 22:13
Numbers of migrants crossing Libyan coast to reach Europe to skyrocket

The number of migrants arriving in Italy in the first five months of this year was roughly in line with the same period of 2015. However, in the month of May the total more than doubled from the previous month due to the increasing number of migrants from West Africa and the Horn of...

11 of Dignity Operation forces killed in clashes in Benghazi

  • 22 June 2016 - 14:32
11 of Dignity Operation forces killed in clashes in Benghazi

11 fighters affiliated with Khalifa Haftar-led Dignity Operation forces were killed and almost 5 others were injured due to clashes with the Benghazi Shura Council revolutionaries, a source from Dignity Operation reported. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Al-Jalaa...

Attorney General’s Office orders a probe into Garabulli violence

  • 22 June 2016 - 14:31
Attorney General’s Office orders a probe into Garabulli violence

The Head of Investigation Bureau at the Attorney General Office, Al-Siddeeq Al-Soor, said he ordered a deep probe and interrogation of eyewitnesses in the violent clashes that took place Tuesday in Garabulli town. In a statement, Al-Soor said orders were given to the Attorney General in...

Obama’s nominee for Africa Command: It would be wise to bomb Libya’s ISIS

  • 22 June 2016 - 13:55
Obama’s nominee for Africa Command: It would be wise to bomb Libya’s ISIS

The President’s nominee to lead the Africa Command said Tuesday that the U.S. lacks an “overall grand strategy” in Libya, where a small number of troops are assisting allied governmental forces in the fight against ISIS. In testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Lt. Gen....

Dignity Operation Spokesman: Oil Facilities Guard forces are terrorist and illegitimate forces

  • 22 June 2016 - 13:50
Dignity Operation Spokesman: Oil Facilities Guard forces are terrorist and illegitimate forces

The Oil Facilities Guard forces, led by Ibrahim Jodran and positioned in the oil crescent region, are terrorist militias and outlaws, said the spokesman of Khalifa Haftar-led Dignity Operation forces, Ahmed Al-Mesmari. Briefing news feed websites, Al-Mesmari vowed that his forces will open...

Ammo depot blast kills at least 25 in Garabulli

  • 22 June 2016 - 00:30
Ammo depot blast kills at least 25 in Garabulli

At least 25 civilians have been killed in an explosion at an ammunition store in Garabulli, officials have said. The blast took place in Garabulli (50km east of Tripoli) after clashes between the residents and the forces positioned in the district. The store was under control of an...