Libya

Britain hails US air raids on ISIS in Libya’s Sirte

  • 4 August 2016 - 11:51
Britain hails US air raids on ISIS in Libya’s Sirte

The British Minister of Middle East and Africa Affairs, Tobias Ellwood, said his country welcomes the steps taken by the Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayz Al-Serraj, toward the fight agaisnt ISIS terrorists in Sirte. "We hail the positive steps taken by the...

Italy offered its bases for US warplanes to strike ISIS in Libya’s Sirte

  • 4 August 2016 - 09:32
Italy offered its bases for US warplanes to strike ISIS in Libya’s Sirte

Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti said on Wednesday that the US could use Italian bases for strikes against the Isis extremist group in Libya if requested, but stressed that the action has not so far involved Italy. Italy welcomes anti-Isis air raids in Libya's Sirte (02 Aug 16) The US conducted...

Civilian houses bombed by Dignity Operation in Derna

  • 3 August 2016 - 18:49
Civilian houses bombed by Dignity Operation in Derna

The warplanes of Dignity Operation led by Khalifa Haftar bombed Tuesday civilian houses in the neighbourhood of Sayidah Khadija wounding two civilians and destroying the houses. The bombing was reported by many sources from the city with photos showing a six-year-old kid and another youth...

Sudanese killer of US diplomats said to be killed in US raid on ISIS in Sirte

  • 3 August 2016 - 16:49
Sudanese killer of US diplomats said to be killed in US raid on ISIS in Sirte

A Sudanese member of the Islamic State (ISIS) who is believed to be the mastermind behind the escape of killers of a U.S. diplomat in Khartoum, has died in mysterious circumstances in Libya amid conflicting reports on whether he was killed in military clashes or passed a way of natural...

Benghazi Shura Council kills over 22 Dignity Operation fighters in a car bomb attack

  • 3 August 2016 - 16:27
Benghazi Shura Council kills over 22 Dignity Operation fighters in a car bomb attack

A car bomb targeting Dignity Operation forces in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi killed at least 22 people and wounded 20 on Tuesday, a commander of the forces and medical officials said. The blast occurred in a residential area in the Guwarsha district, the scene of fighting between...

Tobruk-based HoR summons US Ambassador over airstrikes in Sirte

  • 3 August 2016 - 16:21
Tobruk-based HoR summons US Ambassador over airstrikes in Sirte

The defense committee at the Tobruk-based House of Representatives has summoned the US Ambassador to Libya to come to Tobruk and explain the motives of the airstrikes on ISIS in Sirte. In a statement on Tuesday, the defense committee expressed dismay over the American stance saying the US...

Obama: Bombing ISIS in Libya is a US security interest

  • 2 August 2016 - 19:11
Obama: Bombing ISIS in Libya is a US security interest

President Barack Obama said on Tuesday it is in the U.S. national security interest to support Libya's emerging government's fight against Islamic State, a day after his administration said it launched air attacks there. The air strikes were undertaken to make sure that Libyan forces were...

American military advisors on the ground in Sirte helped pave the way for airstrikes

  • 2 August 2016 - 16:05
American military advisors on the ground in Sirte helped pave the way for airstrikes

The Pentagon said on Monday that US warplanes carried out about two airstrikes on ISIS in Sirte, Libya, upon the request of Libya's Government of National Accord. To the same end, the Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Serraj, addressed the Libyan people on Monday saying his...

IOM: Numbers of drowning migrants off Libya’s shores keep soaring

  • 2 August 2016 - 15:29
IOM: Numbers of drowning migrants off Libya’s shores keep soaring

The bodies of 120 migrants believed to have been trying to reach Italy by boat from Libya have been found off the Libyan coast over the past 10 days, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday. "We are getting this information from Libyan authorities that we are...

Russia: US must adhere to international law in bombing Libya’s ISIS

  • 2 August 2016 - 12:50
Russia: US must adhere to international law in bombing Libya’s ISIS

The United States’ latest airstrikes against the outlawed Daesh jihadist group in Libya should strictly adhere to international law, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday, reiterating the call for joint anti-terrorist efforts. "Russia has always advocated the need for decisive action...