Libya

Gunmen attack migrants’ dinghy off Libyan shores, killing at least four

  • 21 October 2016 - 14:46
Gunmen attack migrants’ dinghy off Libyan shores, killing at least four

Armed men attacked an overcrowded dinghy carrying refugees off Libya, leaving at least four dead and up to 25 missing, the German NGO Sea Watch said. The group said the Italian coastguard had sent a Sea Watch rescue ship and a diverted oil tanker to help a dinghy in distress in...

Turkish, Indian and Bangladeshi men rescued from IS grip in Sirte by Libyan forces

  • 21 October 2016 - 11:35
Turkish, Indian and Bangladeshi men rescued from IS grip in Sirte by Libyan forces

The Libyan forces have freed five foreign nationals held by IS in Sirte after heavy fighting in their battle to capture the final district of the city, a local official said on Thursday. Two of the freed foreigners were from Turkey, two from India and one from Bangladesh, said Rida Issa,...

Niamey Meeting on Libya concludes with rejection of foreign intervention in Libya

  • 20 October 2016 - 18:24
Niamey Meeting on Libya concludes with rejection of foreign intervention in Libya

No foreign intervention. This was the message from Libya’s neighbouring countries that kicked off on Wednesday in Niamey with the participation of representatives of regional and international organizations. They concluded that all fighters battling Islamist terror groups in Libya must...

Germany sends frogmen to the Libyan coast to cut off weapons delivery to IS

  • 20 October 2016 - 10:06
Germany sends frogmen to the Libyan coast to cut off weapons delivery to IS

The spokesman of the German Army has revealed that the German Navy forces have sent "elite forces - frogmen" to off the Libyan coast in order to stem the arms delivery for the IS militants in the country. On Wednesday, the spokesman of the German Defense Ministry told the German News Agency...

Haftar is a war criminal, concludes Libyan Army sixth Meeting

  • 19 October 2016 - 20:09
Haftar is a war criminal, concludes Libyan Army sixth Meeting

The Sixth Meeting of the Libyan Army took place in Tripoli on Wednesday in the presence of the Head of the High Council of State, Abdel Rahman Al-Sweihli, the Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Serraj and the Defense Minister of the Government of National Accord, Mihdi Al-Barghathi as well...

Al-Sweihli and Peter Millett urge Salvation Government to leave peacefully

  • 19 October 2016 - 10:42
Al-Sweihli and Peter Millett urge Salvation Government to leave peacefully

The Head of the High Council of State, Abdel Rahman Al-Sweihli, has revealed that there are some efforts being exerted by a group of notables and elders to convince the “ones who stormed the High Council of State’s headquarters” to withdraw from the HQ peacefully. In a meeting with the...

Bangladesh government prohibits its nationals from traveling to Libya over fragile security

  • 18 October 2016 - 19:07
Bangladesh government prohibits its nationals from traveling to Libya over fragile security

Bangladeshis are not allowed to go to Libya as the law and order situation in the country is not safe for them, Indian State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam said Sunday. “The government currently is not allowing Bangladeshi migrants to go to North African country Libya due to...

Dignity Operation artillery target Ganfuda in Benghazi again

  • 18 October 2016 - 12:44
Dignity Operation artillery target Ganfuda in Benghazi again

The artillery of the Khalifa Haftar-led Dignity Operation forces have renewed shelling civilian houses in Ganfudah, a source at the Benghazi Shura Council reported. The source said the bombing of the neighbourhood came from different axes by the Dignity Operation forces that were positioned...

Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous military operation condemns GNC coup in Tripoli

  • 18 October 2016 - 10:20
Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous military operation condemns GNC coup in Tripoli

The Libyan forces appointed under the military operation of the Government of National Accord (GNA) Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous condemned in a statement Monday the storming of the High Council of State’s headquarters in Tripoli and the coup by the General National Congress on the legitimate...

US airstrikes on IS in Libya’s Sirte reached 36 in three days

  • 17 October 2016 - 20:53
US airstrikes on IS in Libya’s Sirte reached 36 in three days

US forces have so far conducted 36 airstrikes on IS positions in the Libyan city of Sirte in the past three days, striking 91 IS fighting positions, the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) said in a press release on Monday. "This…brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation...