Libya

UN Security Council seeks more assurances from GNA to lift arms ban

  • 4 June 2016 - 12:39
UN Security Council seeks more assurances from GNA to lift arms ban

The UN Security Council is seeking assurances from Libya’s unity government that new weapons will not fall into the wrong hands before it can authorize the purchases, diplomats said Friday. Britain, Egypt, Italy, the United States and Russia were among 25 countries that agreed at a meeting...

Misurata forces take hold of Chrckpoint 40 and Arrawagha road southern Sirte

  • 4 June 2016 - 12:08
Misurata forces take hold of Chrckpoint 40 and Arrawagha road southern Sirte

Sources from Misurata forces told Libyan Express that the forces of Albunyan Almarsous (Steadfastness) have taken hold Saturday morning of Checkpoint 40 and Arrawagha road in southern Sirte. This advance towards the stronghold of ISIS-held Sirte came after Friday's advance that saw the...

Misurata forces capture Al-Gurdabiyah base and Abu Hadi town in Sirte

  • 4 June 2016 - 11:53
Misurata forces capture Al-Gurdabiyah base and Abu Hadi town in Sirte

The media bureau of Albunyan Almarsous (Steadfastness) military operation, under which command Misurata forces and other ones are appointed by the Presidential Council, announced Friday taking control of Al-Gurdabiyah base and Abu Hadi town in Sirte. Misurta hospital said also that on Friday...

Al-Serraj: No pateriotic military personnel were isolated, GNA was formed to end Libya’s crisis

  • 4 June 2016 - 11:42
Al-Serraj: No pateriotic military personnel were isolated, GNA was formed to end Libya’s crisis

The Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Serraj, said Libya has regained its sovereignty to end the issue of illegal migration that uses Libya as a start point for journeys to Italy on old rickety boats killing hundreds every week. Al-Serraj said the GNA is certain that the Misurata...

ISIS suicide attack kills 2, injures 12 from Misurata forces

  • 2 June 2016 - 17:06
ISIS suicide attack kills 2, injures 12 from Misurata forces

Sources from the Albunyan Almarsous operations room led by Misurata forces said 2 of their forces were killed and 12 were wounded as an ISIS suicide attack hit them eastern the steam power plant near Sirte. This comes after the forces appointed by the Presidential Council gained more ground...

British Embassy soon to reopen in Tripoli, said Presidential Council Deputy

  • 2 June 2016 - 15:34
British Embassy soon to reopen in Tripoli, said Presidential Council Deputy

The Deputy Head of the Presidential Council (PC) of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), Abdelsalam Kajman, said the British Embassy is soon to reopen in Libya’s capital, Tripoli. Kajman added that he and the British ambassador to Libya, Peter Millett, discussed the UK’s...

Al-Serraj urges for a meeting combining Tripoli and Bayda CBLs to solve cash crisis

  • 2 June 2016 - 14:57
Al-Serraj urges for a meeting combining Tripoli and Bayda CBLs to solve cash crisis

The Head of the Presidential Council of the UN-backed Government of National Accord, Fayez Al-Serraj, requested a meeting with both governors of the Central Bank of Libya, the Tripoli-based one and its parallel one in Bayda to discuss the ways to get out of the current cash suffocating...

Kobler: All military factions, east and west, should stand together to eradicate ISIS

  • 2 June 2016 - 14:35
Kobler: All military factions, east and west, should stand together to eradicate ISIS

The UN delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, has emphasized that all military factions in Libya must join the Presidential Council's operation rooms to defeat ISIS terrorists. Kobler urged, at the signing ceremony of an oil deal by the Libyan National Oil Company NOC and the French Technip Co.,...

UNSMIL: 24 deaths and 46 injuries during May in Libya

  • 1 June 2016 - 19:39
UNSMIL: 24 deaths and 46 injuries during May in Libya

From 1 May to 31 May 2016, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented 70 civilian casualties, including 24 deaths and 46 injuries, during the conduct of hostilities across Libya. Victims included 7 children killed and 5 injured, 12 men killed and 10 injured, 4 women killed...

Misurata forces take hold of Al-Khaleej steam power plant western Sirte

  • 1 June 2016 - 17:26
Misurata forces take hold of Al-Khaleej steam power plant western Sirte

The Misurata forces, appointed by the Presidential Council under the command of Albunyan Almarsous (Steadfastness) military operation to liberate Sirte from ISIS, announced Wednesday the control of Al-Khaleej steam power plant on the coastal frontline, western Sirte. The member of the media...