Libya

Libyan forces bust an ISIS leader while escaping through the sea

  • 2 August 2016 - 09:04
Libyan forces bust an ISIS leader while escaping through the sea

The spokesman of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous operation, led by Misurata forces, Muhammed Al-Ghasri, announced that they busted an ISIS senior leader while he was trying to escape through the sea from Sirte. In a statement, Al-Ghasri confirmed that the ISIS leader was trying to run away from the sea...

US airstrikes on Sirte’s ISIS leave heavy losses in fighters and vehicles

  • 1 August 2016 - 18:49
US airstrikes on Sirte’s ISIS leave heavy losses in fighters and vehicles

The United States has carried out air strikes on positions of so-called Islamic State (IS) in Libya, following a request by the UN-backed government there, the Pentagon says. The strikes targeted positions in the port city of Sirte, an IS stronghold. Libyan PM Fayez Sarraj, in a televised...

Three fighters from Libyan forces killed in Dollar Neighbourhood battle in Sirte

  • 1 August 2016 - 11:01
Three fighters from Libyan forces killed in Dollar Neighbourhood battle in Sirte

The field hospital in Sirte said three fighters were killed and 15 were wounded in Sunday clashes in Dollar Neighbourhood in downtown Sirte. "Mohammed Al-Sibaye, Abdelraouf Al-Bakoush, and Muhannad Shalak are the ones killed and brought to the hospital." The field hospital posted on...

Senior leader in Derna Shura Council killed by an ISIS landmine in Al-Heela

  • 1 August 2016 - 10:12
Senior leader in Derna Shura Council killed by an ISIS landmine in Al-Heela

Derna Shura Mujahideen Council has announced that one of its prominent senior leaders, Ahmed Al-Habib, was killed by a landmine explosion in southern Derna. Media sources said Monday that the senior leader at the Derna Shura Mujahideen Council, Al-Habib, died immediately as he was blasted by...

Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous in Sirte requests US airstrikes on ISIS

  • 31 July 2016 - 10:40
Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous in Sirte requests US airstrikes on ISIS

The Presidential Council's appointed military operation in Sirte for the fight against ISIS terrorists has sent a letter to the Prime Ministry of the Government of National Accord calling for demanding assistance airstrikes on ISIS targets in Sirte from the US. In a letter on Saturday,...

Libyan forces seize an ISIS weapons depot in Sirte

  • 31 July 2016 - 10:14
Libyan forces seize an ISIS weapons depot in Sirte

The media office of the Misurata-led Libyan forces under the command of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous operation announced that they captured an ISIS weapons depot on Saturday in Dollar Neighbourhood in Sirte. According to the media office's Facebook page, the depot contained massive quantity of...

Presidential Council meets with 50 HoR members to reach political way out

  • 31 July 2016 - 09:36
Presidential Council meets with 50 HoR members to reach political way out

A meeting between the Presidential Council of the UN-backed Government of National Accord and 50 members from the Tobruk-based House of Representatives on Saturday in Tripoli, where they discussed many issues including the security preparations, confirmed Ismaeal Al-Shareef, an HoR member,...

12 killed from the Libyan forces as they advanced in Dollar Neighbourhood in Sirte

  • 30 July 2016 - 11:05
12 killed from the Libyan forces as they advanced in Dollar Neighbourhood in Sirte

The Libyan forces appointed by the Presidential Council under Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous military operation advanced on Friday into Dollar Neighbourhood in Sirte city center, where ISIS militants are hiding as one of their very few last hideouts. Clashes raged on Friday between the militants and...

Dignity Operation forces retake Al-Gwarsha after fierce clashes in Benghazi

  • 30 July 2016 - 10:20
Dignity Operation forces retake Al-Gwarsha after fierce clashes in Benghazi

Dignity Operation's forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar have taken control of an area of Benghazi from the fighters of Benghazi Shura Council, reports say. Khalifa Haftar's troops have now put their hands on Al-Gwarsha neighbourhood of the eastern city, according to the Dignity Operation's...

Libyan forces near complete seizure of Sirte, families start to return home

  • 30 July 2016 - 10:01
Libyan forces near complete seizure of Sirte, families start to return home

Libyan families have started to return home to Sirte after months of displacement. Forces aligned with the United Nations-backed government have been fighting street-by-street to liberate the coastal city from ISIL control. “Our mission is to protect the coastal road and secure the road...