Libya

Libya’s Intelligence said it foiled IS attempt to assassinate Al-Serraj

  • 20 August 2016 - 19:50
Libya’s Intelligence said it foiled IS attempt to assassinate Al-Serraj

Libya’s intelligence service said it has foiled a Daesh plot to assassinate Prime Minister of the unity government, Fayez al-Sarraj, in the capital Tripoli. “The intelligence service has recently arrested the head of a Daesh cell who was planning an operation in the government...

Misurata and eastern Abidat tribe agree on ending war in Benghazi, Derna

  • 20 August 2016 - 19:01
Misurata and eastern Abidat tribe agree on ending war in Benghazi, Derna

The elders and notables of Misurata city and those of Abidat eastern tribe have agreed on urging all parties to establish a ceasefire in the eastern cities of Benghazi and Derna. The elders of the two sides urged the Presidential Council of the UN-backed government to form a national...

Al-Serraj urges west to press Libya’s neighbouring countries into protecting joint borders

  • 20 August 2016 - 11:32
Al-Serraj urges west to press Libya’s neighbouring countries into protecting joint borders

The Head of the Presidential Council of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez Al-Serraj, said Friday that the western countries should put pressure on Chad, Mali and Niger in order to have more security on the borders with Libya. Al-Serraj told a German newspaper Friday...

Kobler: 2.4 million people need urgent humanitarian aids in Libya

  • 20 August 2016 - 10:31
Kobler: 2.4 million people need urgent humanitarian aids in Libya

The UN delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, said on Friday that the World Humanitarian Day event serves as a strong reminder of the urgent need to address the worsening humanitarian situation across Libya. Kobler added that more than 2.4 million people in Libya are in need of humanitarian...

AFRICOM: Three airstrikes on IS in Sirte Thursday makes US total bombings 65

  • 20 August 2016 - 10:28
AFRICOM: Three airstrikes on IS in Sirte Thursday makes US total bombings 65

The US Command in Africa (AFRICOM) said the US warplanes have carried out 65 airstrikes until last Thursday when it bombed IS locations in Sirte three times. The US, which started bombarding IS in Sirte on August 1st under the request of the UN-brokered Government of National Accord, named this...

5 Syrians including children drowned off Libyan coast as boat bound to Europe capsized

  • 20 August 2016 - 10:21
5 Syrians including children drowned off Libyan coast as boat bound to Europe capsized

Three Syrian children drowned along with three adults when a wooden boat trying to carry war refugees to Europe capsized off the coast of Libya, a humanitarian rescue group said on Friday. The bodies of two girls, aged eight months and five years, were pulled out of the sea about 22 nautical...

Libya’s crisis will be on the trilateral summit’s table in Italy

  • 18 August 2016 - 20:49
Libya’s crisis will be on the trilateral summit’s table in Italy

Sources in the Italian Prime Ministry said that the Italian PM Matteo Renzi had talked with the German chancellor Angelina Merkel and the French President François Hollande and viewed the Italian, German, French in the trilateral summit agenda that will be hosted by Italy on next Monday on...

Unconfirmed reports about arrest of Tunisian IS leader Abu Nassim in Zintan

  • 18 August 2016 - 17:10
Unconfirmed reports about arrest of Tunisian IS leader Abu Nassim in Zintan

According to unconfirmed Libyan sources, the Zintani forces allied with Dignity Operation, led by Khalifa Haftar, arrested Abu Nassim Fezzani, who was proclaimed Tunisia’s most wanted terrorist in February, and some 20 other IS militants between the Libyan towns of Rigdaleen and Al-Jemail, while...

Libyan forces kill three IS suicide bombers after two car bomb blasts in Sirte

  • 18 August 2016 - 16:07
Libyan forces kill three IS suicide bombers after two car bomb blasts in Sirte

The media bureau of the military operation of the UN-backed Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord, Al-Bunayn Al-Marsou said two car bombs were exploded Thursday by the IS militants in Sirte attempting to repossess the Neighbourhood 2 they lost two days ago. The media...

US abandons long-time CIA asset Khalifa Haftar, brands him as spoiler

  • 18 August 2016 - 09:47
US abandons long-time CIA asset Khalifa Haftar, brands him as spoiler

As the US war in Libya moves into its third week, officials and analysts are seeing a lot of problems with their plans, but perhaps the biggest problem is one of their own creation, the Libyan leader and long-time CIA asset Gen. Khalifa Haftar. Haftar was a general of Moammar Gadhafi until...