Libya

Libya signs a deal with Italy to cut off immigration via the Mediterranean

  • 4 September 2016 - 09:19
Libya signs a deal with Italy to cut off immigration via the Mediterranean

Italian government confirmed Saturday that it had agreed with Libya's Government of National Accord on a textbook that compels both countries to combat the growing numbers of illegal migrants by taking the necessary measures to stop those crossing the Libyan waters to Europe and particularly to...

Aqilah Saleh: CBL and Libyan Foreign Bank must not deal with Presidential Council

  • 3 September 2016 - 20:54
Aqilah Saleh: CBL and Libyan Foreign Bank must not deal with Presidential Council

The Speaker of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives, Aqilah Saleh, said the Central Bank of Libya (CBL) and the Libyan Foreign Bank must immediately stop dealing with the Presidential Council of the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA). In a letter sent to the two banks,...

7 of Libyan forces killed and over 60 injured in clashes with IS in Sirte

  • 3 September 2016 - 18:31
7 of Libyan forces killed and over 60 injured in clashes with IS in Sirte

The Libyan forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous have advanced into more parts of the last hideout for IS militants in Sirte, Neighbourhood 3, using heavy shelling and backed up by heavy airstrikes. On the other hand, Misurata Central Hospital reported that Saturday clashes led to the killing of...

Turkish troops enter northern Syria to “battle IS”, Turkish media says

  • 3 September 2016 - 17:24
Turkish troops enter northern Syria to “battle IS”, Turkish media says

Turkey has sent more tanks into northern Syria, in an operation against the Islamic State (IS) group, Turkish media reports say. The tanks crossed the border near the Turkish town of Kilis and journalists later heard firing and saw plumes of smoke rising on Syrian territory. Civilians...

US has extended mission in Sirte for one more month

  • 3 September 2016 - 09:15
US has extended mission in Sirte for one more month

US President, Barack Obama has extended the U.S. military’s combat mission in Libya for another month at the request of senior military leaders, Fox news reported. The decision keeps two U.S. Navy warships off the coast of Libya to continue striking ISIS and assist Libyan ground forces of the...

Dignity Operation shuts northern entry to Derna city

  • 1 September 2016 - 19:45
Dignity Operation shuts northern entry to Derna city

The commander of Omar Al-Mukhtar brigade of the Dignity Operation, Yusif Al-Mansouri, gave orders to close the roads leading to Derna from the northern side. Al-Mansouri called for banning all residents from pssing through the roads except for students, teachers, and serious medical cases on...

Misurata, Tawergha agree on return of IDPs, UNSMIL hails the step

  • 1 September 2016 - 18:21
Misurata, Tawergha agree on return of IDPs, UNSMIL hails the step

The Misurata and Tawergha municipal council's representatives agreed on Wednesday on the return of the displaced people to their homes in Tawergha and on the compensations that should be given to both cities regarding the damage that was caused to both in the 2011 incidents. The UNSMIL's...

Western Coast Guard intercepted 300 immigrants northern Sabratha

  • 1 September 2016 - 12:25
Western Coast Guard intercepted 300 immigrants northern Sabratha

The Coast Guard in the western region at Azzawiya Refinery intercepted 300 illegal immigrants on Wednesday. The spokesman of the Libyan Navy, Ayoub Qasim, said among the immigrants there were 5 women who were on two dinghies in northern Sabratha. Qasim added that 169 immigrants of African...

HoR Chief of Staff appoints Brigadiers Gen. as Mayor of Al-Kufra

  • 1 September 2016 - 10:05
HoR Chief of Staff appoints Brigadiers Gen. as Mayor of Al-Kufra

Abdelrazik Al-Nathory, the military governor of the east and Chief of Staff of the HoR army, appointed Brigadier Gen. Al-Mabrook Al-Ghazwi as the mayor of Al-Kufra city to replace the elected mayor Muftah Khalil. Al-Ghazwi was appointed after another military rank refused to take the job amid...

After Tunisia, Algeria moves to build a separation barrier on border with Libya

  • 31 August 2016 - 19:08
After Tunisia, Algeria moves to build a separation barrier on border with Libya

Sources from Algeria reported Wednesday that the Algerian government had started building a sand barrier on the borders with Libya and Tunisia so that it can separate itself from the danger and security threats, according to the sources. The sources added that the barrier-wall will be up to...