Libya

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...

British Newspapers: British Troops in Libya are using Bollywood music to annoy IS militants

  • 1 June 2016 - 17:24
British Newspapers: British Troops in Libya are using Bollywood music to annoy IS militants

British special forces are blasting Bollywood music as a new psychological warfare weapon against Islamic State (IS) terrorists in Libya on the advice of a Pakistani-born intelligence officer, it emerged on Wednesday. They came up with the idea after the Pakistani-born intelligence officer...

Presidential Council appoints Al-Jihani to represent Libya at the Hague

  • 1 June 2016 - 17:16
Presidential Council appoints Al-Jihani to represent Libya at the Hague

The Presidential Council of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) has appointed Ahmed Al-Jihani as Libya's Representative at the International Criminal Court (ICC). In a statement issued Tuesday, the Presidential Council stated that it had appointed Al-Jihani represent Libya at...

Kobler in Paris: Libya is progressing toward stability

  • 1 June 2016 - 17:05
Kobler in Paris: Libya is progressing toward stability

United Nations delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, said Libya is making “important progress” in that its unity government has now secured control over the central bank and the national oil company. Rebuilding the authority of the Libyan government is key to defeating ISIS, though that will...

Tripoli-based CBL receives 112.5 million dinars printed in Britain

  • 1 June 2016 - 17:02
Tripoli-based CBL receives 112.5 million dinars printed in Britain

The official website of the Tripoli-based Central Bank of Libya has announced that the bank received Wednesday an amount of 112.5 million Libyan dinars printed in the UK coming on board a plane that landed at Mitiga airport. This might alleviate the bad living conditions the Libyan citizens...

GNA’s Chief Commander forms oil crescent region’s military operations room

  • 1 June 2016 - 12:13
GNA’s Chief Commander forms oil crescent region’s military operations room

The Chief Commander of the GNA ordered the formation of a new military operations room to operate in the oil crescent region from Ajdabia to Sirte to fight ISIS terrorists. This decision makes it illegal for any military faction to carry out any fight in the area under the command of the...

Derna Shura Mujahedeen Council busts Dignity Operation sleeper cell

  • 1 June 2016 - 12:02
Derna Shura Mujahedeen Council busts Dignity Operation sleeper cell

The media office of Derna Shura Mujahedeen Council said they arrested a sleeper cell affiliated with Dignity Operation (Karama) in the city of Derna Tuesday. The media office added that the sleeper cell had a number of military equipment and ammunition ready to use them to destabilize the...

Strict security measures taken in Benghazi to protect banks as new banknotes arrive

  • 1 June 2016 - 10:29
Strict security measures taken in Benghazi to protect banks as new banknotes arrive

A source from Benghazi said strict security measures have been taken in Benghazi as part of a plan to protect the city's banks. The source added Wednesday that many units from the police, central backup forces, and criminal investigation forces are securing the banks. This comes ahead if...

Al-Serraj discusses lifting arms embargo with Russia’s ambassador to Libya

  • 31 May 2016 - 18:49
Al-Serraj discusses lifting arms embargo with Russia’s ambassador to Libya

The Head of the Presidential Council of the GNA, Fayez Al-Serraj, met Tuesday with the Russian ambassador to Libya, Ivan Molotkov, and discussed the Russian support for the GNA. Al-Serraj and Molotkov talked about Russia’s help in lifting the arms embargo on Libya as well as releasing the...

GNA rejects entry of EU warships into Libyan territorial waters

  • 31 May 2016 - 17:11
GNA rejects entry of EU warships into Libyan territorial waters

The UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) announced that it rejects any nearing of European warships into the Libyan territorial waters to help stop human trafficking and human smuggling off the Libyan coast, saying it fears that it would hinder the ongoing efforts that target giving...