Libya

Mauritania: We extradited Al-Snusi upon a fatwa not for money

  • 11 July 2016 - 10:48
Mauritania: We extradited Al-Snusi upon a fatwa not for money

The Foreign Minister of Mauritania, Asilco Weld Ahmed, said the decision to extradite the Chief of Intelligence in Gaddafi's regime, Abdullah Al-Snusi, was triggered by a fatwa from Mauritania's Council of Fatwas and Complains, which is the highest authority in the country. "Mauritania's...

NATO announces Sea Guardian mission to protect Libyan coast along with EU’s Sophia

  • 11 July 2016 - 09:27
NATO announces Sea Guardian mission to protect Libyan coast along with EU’s Sophia

NATO warships and, potentially, drones are to help the EU control migrant flows across the Mediterranean in what critics have called the “militarisation of a humanitarian crisis”. NATO head Jens Stoltenberg unveiled the new project, to be called operation Sea Guardian, on the last day of a...

Benghazi Defense Brigades deny arrest of commander Al-Shirkcy by Dignity Operation

  • 11 July 2016 - 09:24
Benghazi Defense Brigades deny arrest of commander Al-Shirkcy by Dignity Operation

Benghazi Defense Brigades said three of their forces were killed and four others were injured in Sunday fierce clashes with Dignity Operation (Karama) forces in Ajdabia. In addition, the Benghazi Defense Brigades refuted the rumors if Dignity Operation that said their forces arrested the...

UK Royal Navy sends backup fleet off Libyan coast

  • 11 July 2016 - 09:19
UK Royal Navy sends backup fleet off Libyan coast

The UK Royal Navy Forces have announced that they have sent a backup fleet of ships to support the one already existing off the Libyan coast in the Mediterranean. The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom tweeted Sunday that a fleet named Royal Fleet will be sent to Libya to help stop the flow of...

Derna Shura Council closes down court and police station to save people’s lives

  • 10 July 2016 - 19:43
Derna Shura Council closes down court and police station to save people’s lives

Derna Shura Council closed down Derna's court and police stations and dismissed all of their working personnel so that they don't become an easy reason for Dignity Operation's forces to bombard Derna's civilians, a statement issued by the council explained Sunday. The council said that it...

Prominent Sudanese ISIS leader killed in Sirte, Sudanese sources disclosed

  • 10 July 2016 - 17:43
Prominent Sudanese ISIS leader killed in Sirte, Sudanese sources disclosed

A Sudanese leading member in Sirte’s ISIS) in Libya has been killed in an airstrike on the militants’ hideouts in the city, which is located 500 kilometers east of the Libyan capital Tripoli, sources told Libyan Express. Reliable sources, who asked to be unnamed, reported that Mirghani...

Egypt says kidnapped Egyptians are held in Bani Walid, soon to return home

  • 10 July 2016 - 17:38
Egypt says kidnapped Egyptians are held in Bani Walid, soon to return home

Egypt's foreign ministry announced Saturday that the six Egyptians reported kidnapped near Tripoli last week are currently being held by local authorities in the north-western Libyan city of Bani Walid. Last week, a foreign ministry aide said the Egyptians, who work in Libya, were abducted...

Benghazi Defense Brigades seize Sultan district, western Benghazi

  • 10 July 2016 - 17:37
Benghazi Defense Brigades seize Sultan district, western Benghazi

Benghazi Defense Brigades have gained control of Sultan district, which is situated between Benghazi and Ajdabia cities in eastern Libya, sources close to the brigades confirmed. The sources added that the brigades also controlled Al-Jeldaya checkpoint , some 70 km away from Benghazi,...

Landmine kills Dignity Operation’s explosives and mines expert

  • 10 July 2016 - 17:34
Landmine kills Dignity Operation’s explosives and mines expert

Tariq Al-Saaity, the Dignity Operation expert of defusing landmines and explosive devices, was killed Saturday by a landmine explosion in Al-Sabri neighbourhood in Benghazi. Al-Saaity was earlier, in May, hit by a landmine explosion when he was inside the experts team's car in Sidi Faraj in...

Kajman condemns Derna airstrike, urges Kobler to assume responsibility for protecting civilians

  • 10 July 2016 - 17:28
Kajman condemns Derna airstrike, urges Kobler to assume responsibility for protecting civilians

Deputy Head of the Presidential Council, Abdelsalam Kajman, has condemned the airstrikes on Derna by Dignity Operation air force, led by Khalifa Haftar, causing damage to houses, injuring scores, and killing one civilian. Kajman urged on Facebook Sunday the UN delegate to Libya, Martin...