Libya

Libyan forces free 14 civilians from IS as they near victory in Sirte

  • 7 November 2016 - 09:04
Libyan forces free 14 civilians from IS as they near victory in Sirte

Reuters -Libyan forces in the final stages of a six-month campaign to recapture Sirte from Islamic State said they freed 14 civilians on Sunday from a small residential area where some militants are holding out. The forces, composed of fighters mainly from Misrata, say they are exercising...

GNA Defence Minister blames Khalifa Haftar for killings, abductions in Benghazi

  • 6 November 2016 - 19:04
GNA Defence Minister blames Khalifa Haftar for killings, abductions in Benghazi

The Defence Minister of the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA) has said that he blames the leader of the Dignity Operation forces for all the assassinations and abductions in Benghazi. Al-Barghathi told the press on Sunday that Haftar is going after retaliation from the...

Human Rights Solidarity presents Libya violations report in the Hague

  • 6 November 2016 - 13:02
Human Rights Solidarity presents Libya violations report in the Hague

The Human Rights Solidarity Organisation has delivered a report on the violations against civilians in Libya, especially in Benghazi to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague. The report that was delivered on Saturday underscored the killings, displacement and assassinations...

Libyan forces advance deeper into last IS hideout in Sirte

  • 6 November 2016 - 12:06
Libyan forces advance deeper into last IS hideout in Sirte

The Misurata-led forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous have advanced more into the last IS spot in Sirte - the seaside Jizah neighbourhood. The forces controlled Sunday new spots and nooks inside Jizah neighbourhood, according to media sources. On Saturday, the Misurata Central Hospital reported...

Italian coastguards rescue 1,200 migrants and recover 10 drowned bodies off Libyan coast

  • 6 November 2016 - 09:01
Italian coastguards rescue 1,200 migrants and recover 10 drowned bodies off Libyan coast

AFP - Ten bodies were recovered on Saturday from a rubber dinghy off the Libyan coast, the Italian coastguard said, adding that 2,200 other migrants were rescued during the day. Sixteen rescue operations were conducted Saturday -- almost twice as many as on Friday when 1,200 people were...

National Salvation Government PM inaugurates Al-Khums power plant

  • 5 November 2016 - 19:51
National Salvation Government PM inaugurates Al-Khums power plant

The Prime Minister of the dismissed National Salvation Government, Khalifa Al-Ghweil, has opened today the second gas turbine at the Al-Khums urgent power plant. The project of Al-Khums urgent power plant is a contraction between the Libyan General Electricity Company and the Turkish Galik...

US ends its support airstrikes on IS militants in Libya’s Sirte

  • 5 November 2016 - 18:15
US ends its support airstrikes on IS militants in Libya’s Sirte

The US conducted by the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) Africa announced the end of its airstrikes mission in Sirte after three months. The mission, dubbed Odyssey Lightning Operation, saw the US carry out over 367 air attacks on Is militants and positions in Sirte to help in the fight to liberate...

Foreign warplanes bomb Ganfudah in Benghazi

  • 5 November 2016 - 12:04
Foreign warplanes bomb Ganfudah in Benghazi

According to the Benghazi Shura Council sources, seven airstrikes were conducted on Ganfudah district in Benghazi on Saturday. The sources added that Khalifa Haftar's Operation Dignity forces also shelled the residential area in Ganfudah without mentioning if there were any...

Two Italians, one Canadian freed from southern Libya by Italian authorities

  • 5 November 2016 - 11:31
Two Italians, one Canadian freed from southern Libya by Italian authorities

The Italian government has confirmed that two nationals and one Canadian national were freed on Friday from Ghat in southern Libya. The three foreigners, who were kidnapped by armed men on September 19, were sent back to Italy on a private jet, according to the Italian government. "The...

Eastern tribal leader wounded in assassination attempt

  • 5 November 2016 - 10:34
Eastern tribal leader wounded in assassination attempt

A car exploded in Benghazi on Friday, wounding a prominent tribal leader who recently helped eastern forces take control of major oil ports, security and medical officials said, Reuters reported. Saleh al-Ateiwish, head of the Magharba tribe, was wounded as he left a mosque in Benghazi's...