Libya

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...

Libyan forces foil IS suicide car bombs, advance into final positions in Sirte

  • 17 August 2016 - 17:23
Libyan forces foil IS suicide car bombs, advance into final positions in Sirte

IS militants in Sirte have carried out nine suicide bombings in one day in a failed bid to hold a central district of Sirte, pro-government forces said Wednesday. The attacks on Tuesday in the coastal city left 10 pro-government fighters dead and 82 wounded, said Reda Issa, a spokesman for...

Libyan forces to appoint military governor to rule Sirte when IS fully rooted out

  • 17 August 2016 - 09:31
Libyan forces to appoint military governor to rule Sirte when IS fully rooted out

The spokesman of the Libyan forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous, Muhammad Al-Ghasri, announced that the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) will appoint a military leader to govern the city of Sirte after the fight ends and after IS militants are eradicated. Al-Ghasri told Bloomberg...

The Libyan Forces comb through Neighbourhood 2 in Sirte after defeating IS militants and snipers in there.

  • 16 August 2016 - 21:08
The Libyan Forces comb through Neighbourhood 2 in Sirte after defeating IS militants and snipers in there.

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Libyan forces liberate key Neighbourhood 2 in Sirte

  • 16 August 2016 - 16:49
Libyan forces liberate key Neighbourhood 2 in Sirte

The Libyan forces of Al-Bunyan AL-Marsous appointed by the UN-backed Government of National Accord and led by Misurata forces announced Tuesday their full control of Neighbourhood 2, saying they defeated IS militants in there and left most of them dead, while others ran to their last harbours...

Libya’s Intelligence refutes Corriere della Sera’s claims that Italy paid €13m to free Italians from Sabratha

  • 16 August 2016 - 09:12
Libya’s Intelligence refutes Corriere della Sera’s claims that Italy paid €13m to free Italians from Sabratha

The Head of the Libyan Intelligence Department in the capital, Tripoli, Mustafa Noah, has declined the allegations of the Italian corriere della sera newspaper that Italy ransomed the Italian hostages out of Libya with a sum worth 13 million euros. "Libyan intelligence affirmed it was...

Tunisian IS leader Abu Nassim named as head of IS cell in Italy

  • 16 August 2016 - 08:59
Tunisian IS leader Abu Nassim named as head of IS cell in Italy

The Italian newspaper "Corriere della Sera" revealed, on Saturday, that the intelligence bodies of the Government of National Accord (GNA), during a raid on a stronghold of ISIS in Sirte area - Ouagadougou Conference Halls Complex - found documents containing names of their fighters in the...

The West fears IS militants might escape and regroup in southern Libya

  • 15 August 2016 - 11:22
The West fears IS militants might escape and regroup in southern Libya

IS fighters fleeing their Libyan stronghold of Sirte are seeking to cross the border into neighboring countries or possibly regroup in southern towns to fight again, Western and local officials say. The extremists have headed to the long, porous border that Libya shares with Algeria and...