Libya

Saudi IS recruiter killed in Libya after persuading Indians to join the terror group

  • 30 December 2016 - 15:31
Saudi IS recruiter killed in Libya after persuading Indians to join the terror group

Mid-Day - Ali Al Shahiri, suspected member of the so-called Islamic State (IS) who allegedly brainwashed Mumbra youth Tabrez Tambe to join the terror group, is believed to have been killed in Libya, said sources in the ATS. However, the agency has made no official confirmation on the...

Egyptian President meets HoR Speaker for more support in eastern Libya

  • 28 December 2016 - 19:56
Egyptian President meets HoR Speaker for more support in eastern Libya

Al-Ahram - Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi met with Libyan House of Representatives' Speaker Aguila Saleh Issa on Wednesday. Al-Sisi said that Egypt supports the sovereignty of Libya and believes in the importance of maintaining the unity and integration of its territories,...

Eleven dead bodies of migrants found on Tripoli’s beaches

  • 28 December 2016 - 19:49
Eleven dead bodies of migrants found on Tripoli’s beaches

AFP - The bodies of 11 migrants who died trying to make the perilous journey to Europe have washed up on beaches around Libya's capital Tripoli, the Red Crescent said Wednesday. "Teams from the Tripoli branch of the Libyan Red Crescent recovered 11 bodies washed up around Tripoli," Red Crescent...

Pro-Haftar forces assault southern Sabha checkpoint, Third Force thwarts attack

  • 27 December 2016 - 20:52
Pro-Haftar forces assault southern Sabha checkpoint, Third Force thwarts attack

The spokesperson of the Third Force's media office, Muhammad Qliwan, said their forces are in control of the Gwirat Al-Maal checkpoint in the southern entrance to Sabha city in southern Libya. Qliwan added Tuesday that after clashing with forces led by Mohammed Ben Nayel, who is a...

Russia eyes Haftar as Libyan strongman as it did with al-Assad in Syria

  • 27 December 2016 - 19:24
Russia eyes Haftar as Libyan strongman as it did with al-Assad in Syria

Russia threw its weight behind a powerful Libyan army commander, Khalifa Haftar, who's in conflict with the UN-backed Government of National Accord in there, saying he must have a role in the leadership of the crisis-wracked state, The Sydney Morning Herald said Tuesday. Russian Deputy...

Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous condemns airstrikes on Hoon , warns Operation Dignity of such violations

  • 26 December 2016 - 21:51
Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous condemns airstrikes on Hoon , warns Operation Dignity of such violations

A spokesperson for the military operation of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous has condemned in a presser the crime of bombing the Misurata-based brigade in Hoon, Jufra on Monday by Operation Dignity warplanes. The spokesperson said on Monday evening that the Government of National Accord's operation...

Tribal clashes renew in Sabha, five killed, 15 injured

  • 26 December 2016 - 21:33
Tribal clashes renew in Sabha, five killed, 15 injured

Five people were killed including two children when clashes between Gaddadfah and Awlad Sulaiman tribes of Sabha erupted anew on Saturday and Sunday. According to medical sources from the city's main hospital, five people's bodies - two of children - and 15 injuries arrived in the hospital...

AL-Sallabi is conducting mediation among Libyan conflicting factions in Algeria

  • 26 December 2016 - 21:25
AL-Sallabi is conducting mediation among Libyan conflicting factions in Algeria

The Libyan member of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) and member of the Libyan Homeland Party, Ali Al-Sallabi, is conducting mediation efforts in Algeria among a number of Libyan factions that are part of the solution to the Libyan crisis, according to the Huffington...

Operation Dignity warplanes bombard Misurata-led brigade in Hoon, Jufra

  • 26 December 2016 - 19:29
Operation Dignity warplanes bombard Misurata-led brigade in Hoon, Jufra

The warplanes of the Khalifa Haftar-led Operation Dignity carried out an airstrike on Monday targeting the Infantry Brigade 122 of the Government of National Accord's Defence Ministry in Hoon district, Jufra city. The brigade is a Misurata-led force that took part in Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous...

10-hour long blackouts and daytime power cuts plunge Libyans in health problems

  • 26 December 2016 - 14:13
10-hour long blackouts and daytime power cuts plunge Libyans in health problems

Several cases, children, young and old, were reported in Tripoli Medical Centre and other clinics in and out of the capital across Libya to have caught a cold or come down with a fever due to a moderate, not freezing, winter coupled with long hours of power cuts. In Tripoli, the General...