Libya

AFRICOM: Three airstrikes on IS in Sirte Thursday makes US total bombings 65

  • 20 August 2016 - 10:28
AFRICOM: Three airstrikes on IS in Sirte Thursday makes US total bombings 65

The US Command in Africa (AFRICOM) said the US warplanes have carried out 65 airstrikes until last Thursday when it bombed IS locations in Sirte three times. The US, which started bombarding IS in Sirte on August 1st under the request of the UN-brokered Government of National Accord, named this...

5 Syrians including children drowned off Libyan coast as boat bound to Europe capsized

  • 20 August 2016 - 10:21
5 Syrians including children drowned off Libyan coast as boat bound to Europe capsized

Three Syrian children drowned along with three adults when a wooden boat trying to carry war refugees to Europe capsized off the coast of Libya, a humanitarian rescue group said on Friday. The bodies of two girls, aged eight months and five years, were pulled out of the sea about 22 nautical...

Libya’s crisis will be on the trilateral summit’s table in Italy

  • 18 August 2016 - 20:49
Libya’s crisis will be on the trilateral summit’s table in Italy

Sources in the Italian Prime Ministry said that the Italian PM Matteo Renzi had talked with the German chancellor Angelina Merkel and the French President François Hollande and viewed the Italian, German, French in the trilateral summit agenda that will be hosted by Italy on next Monday on...

Unconfirmed reports about arrest of Tunisian IS leader Abu Nassim in Zintan

  • 18 August 2016 - 17:10
Unconfirmed reports about arrest of Tunisian IS leader Abu Nassim in Zintan

According to unconfirmed Libyan sources, the Zintani forces allied with Dignity Operation, led by Khalifa Haftar, arrested Abu Nassim Fezzani, who was proclaimed Tunisia’s most wanted terrorist in February, and some 20 other IS militants between the Libyan towns of Rigdaleen and Al-Jemail, while...

Libyan forces kill three IS suicide bombers after two car bomb blasts in Sirte

  • 18 August 2016 - 16:07
Libyan forces kill three IS suicide bombers after two car bomb blasts in Sirte

The media bureau of the military operation of the UN-backed Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord, Al-Bunayn Al-Marsou said two car bombs were exploded Thursday by the IS militants in Sirte attempting to repossess the Neighbourhood 2 they lost two days ago. The media...

US abandons long-time CIA asset Khalifa Haftar, brands him as spoiler

  • 18 August 2016 - 09:47
US abandons long-time CIA asset Khalifa Haftar, brands him as spoiler

As the US war in Libya moves into its third week, officials and analysts are seeing a lot of problems with their plans, but perhaps the biggest problem is one of their own creation, the Libyan leader and long-time CIA asset Gen. Khalifa Haftar. Haftar was a general of Moammar Gadhafi until...

Libyan forces foil IS suicide car bombs, advance into final positions in Sirte

  • 17 August 2016 - 17:23
Libyan forces foil IS suicide car bombs, advance into final positions in Sirte

IS militants in Sirte have carried out nine suicide bombings in one day in a failed bid to hold a central district of Sirte, pro-government forces said Wednesday. The attacks on Tuesday in the coastal city left 10 pro-government fighters dead and 82 wounded, said Reda Issa, a spokesman for...

Libyan forces to appoint military governor to rule Sirte when IS fully rooted out

  • 17 August 2016 - 09:31
Libyan forces to appoint military governor to rule Sirte when IS fully rooted out

The spokesman of the Libyan forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous, Muhammad Al-Ghasri, announced that the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) will appoint a military leader to govern the city of Sirte after the fight ends and after IS militants are eradicated. Al-Ghasri told Bloomberg...

The Libyan Forces comb through Neighbourhood 2 in Sirte after defeating IS militants and snipers in there.

  • 16 August 2016 - 21:08
The Libyan Forces comb through Neighbourhood 2 in Sirte after defeating IS militants and snipers in there.

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Libyan forces liberate key Neighbourhood 2 in Sirte

  • 16 August 2016 - 16:49
Libyan forces liberate key Neighbourhood 2 in Sirte

The Libyan forces of Al-Bunyan AL-Marsous appointed by the UN-backed Government of National Accord and led by Misurata forces announced Tuesday their full control of Neighbourhood 2, saying they defeated IS militants in there and left most of them dead, while others ran to their last harbours...