Libya

Libyan forces take hold of Ouagadougou Halls, say liberation is nearing

  • 16 July 2016 - 09:20
Libyan forces take hold of Ouagadougou Halls, say liberation is nearing

The Libyan forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous announced controlling the last hideouts of ISIS militants in Sirte; Ouagadougou Halls Compound and Ibn Sina Hospital in down town Sirte. The Libyan forces appointed by Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous operation and led by Misurata forces said 7 fighters were...

Presidential Council denounces attempt to assassinate Al-Barghathi

  • 14 July 2016 - 18:48
Presidential Council denounces attempt to assassinate Al-Barghathi

The Presidential Council of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) issued a statement Thursday condemning the attempt to assassinate the Defense Minister, Mihdi Al-Barghathi last night. The PC said it congratulates the defense minister for surviving the cowardly attempt and...

Demonstrations in support of Benghazi Defense Brigades

  • 14 July 2016 - 18:41
Demonstrations in support of Benghazi Defense Brigades

A number of people took to the street in many Libyan cities such as Misurata, Tripoli, and Sabha, in a demonstration to speak out their support for the Benghazi Defense Brigades. The demonstrators stood in the squares with slogans in support of the Benghazi Defense Brigades, which are formed by...

Dignity Operation warplanes bomb Seedi Azeez in Derna

  • 14 July 2016 - 18:07
Dignity Operation warplanes bomb Seedi Azeez in Derna

Sources from Derna city said Dignity Operation (Karama) warplanes bombed Thursday morning a number of houses in Seedi Azeez neighbourhood. The sources explained that the shelling caused no casualties in the neighbourhood, but destroyed a number of houses as the area is considered stuffed...

Maltese Foreign Minister: Haftar is the elephant in the room in Libya

  • 14 July 2016 - 16:00
Maltese Foreign Minister: Haftar is the elephant in the room in Libya

Maltese foreign minister George Vella described as untrustworthy reports that British, French, US and Italian forces are coordinating air strikes in support of a renegade general in eastern Libya. Air traffic control recordings obtained by the investigative online news portal Middle East Eye...

ISIS in Sirte reduced to 300 militants only, says Libyan forces, official

  • 14 July 2016 - 12:08
ISIS in Sirte reduced to 300 militants only, says Libyan forces, official

The Head of the Media office of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous operation, which is formed from different Libyan forces and led by Misurata forces, Muhammad Al-Ghasri, said ISIS has been left with nearly 300 militants, a number of mortars, a tank, and some medium weapons only. Talking to the Italian...

GNA’s Defense Minister Al-Barghathi escapes assassination in Benghazi

  • 14 July 2016 - 11:59
GNA’s Defense Minister Al-Barghathi escapes assassination in Benghazi

The Defense Minister of the Government of National Accord, Mihdi Al-Barghathi has escaped an assassination attempt by a bomb car exploding next to his motorcade when he was leaving the premises of 204 Brigade in Benghazi. The explosion of the car bomb injured one of the Brigade's fighters...

Martin Kobler unveils intention to decentralize Libya’s army

  • 13 July 2016 - 20:17
Martin Kobler unveils intention to decentralize Libya’s army

The United Nations delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, disclosed that the Libyan army could be decentralized, meaning that it will be region-oriented - an idea aimed at easing the political gridlock surrounding an internationally-backed Government of National Accord (GNA). Martin Kobler...

Kobler: Russia has an essential role in Libya’s stability

  • 13 July 2016 - 12:25
Kobler: Russia has an essential role in Libya’s stability

Russia plays a highly constructive role in bringing about a political settlement for Libya, United Nations delegate to Libya Martin Kobler told Sputnik. "I really appreciate the constructive line of the Russian government… Russia is a very important member of the Security Council. The Security...

Turkey applauds Presidential Council’s move to Prime Ministry headquarters in Tripoli

  • 13 July 2016 - 12:22
Turkey applauds Presidential Council’s move to Prime Ministry headquarters in Tripoli

A statement from the Turkish foreign ministry late Tuesday greeted Libya’s UN-backed GNA as it moved into its new headquarters in the country’s capital. "We welcome Libya's unity government's move into the government building in Tripoli," the statement said. Turkey will continue to...