Libya

Egyptian warplanes strike Derna a second time

  • 29 May 2017 - 14:47
Egyptian warplanes strike Derna a second time

The Egyptian warplanes carried out three airstrikes on Derna locations Sunday night - Monday dawn. According to sources from Derna city, the airstrikes targeted locations in Daher Al-Hamar, the infrastructure complex in the western entrance, and other locations near the infrastructure...

Egyptian army deployed on triangle border with Libya, Sudan

  • 29 May 2017 - 14:08
Egyptian army deployed on triangle border with Libya, Sudan

The Egyptian military forces have been deployed on the borders with Libya and Sudan in Jabal Al-Awinat district in order to deter any terrorists' infiltration, according to London-based Al-Hayat Newspaper. The Egyptian army will be positioned there and will be on alert 24/7 for any terrorist...

Tunisian coastguards assist in rescuing migrants off Libya’s coast

  • 28 May 2017 - 23:28
Tunisian coastguards assist in rescuing migrants off Libya’s coast

Tunisian security forces on Saturday rescued 126 sub-Saharan migrants including seven pregnant women who had been trying to reach Europe from Libya, a Red Crescent official said. Fishermen had alerted the authorities to the presence of a vessel in distress off Ben Guerdane in southern...

G7 powers reiterate need for peaceful solution to end Libya’s lawlessness

  • 28 May 2017 - 23:25
G7 powers reiterate need for peaceful solution to end Libya’s lawlessness

G7 nations called in a statement for "inclusive political dialogue and national reconciliation" in Libya - but stopped short of any detailed pledges of collective help. The call had been also joined at the summit by African leaders whose countries are all implicated in the migration crisis...

Foreign aircraft raid Hun town in central Libya

  • 28 May 2017 - 17:07
Foreign aircraft raid Hun town in central Libya

Foreign aircraft carried out airstrikes on Hun town in central Libya near Al-Jufra city on Sunday, no casualties were reported, the commander of the 613 Brigade, Abdelrahman Basheer said on a local media outlet. Basheer added that the airstrikes, which he said could be Egyptian, targeted...

Misurata Municipality slams Tripoli clashes as outlawry and criminality

  • 28 May 2017 - 15:10
Misurata Municipality slams Tripoli clashes as outlawry and criminality

The Municipality of Misurata has issued a statement denouncing in the strongest terms the violent clashes that took place in Tripoli on Friday between forces from the Salvation Government and forces from the Government of National Accord. The statement, issued on Saturday, said those clashes...

Tarhouna Brig. seizes Tripoli Airport, Tripoli Revolutionaries Brig. vows to wage war

  • 28 May 2017 - 13:42
Tarhouna Brig. seizes Tripoli Airport, Tripoli Revolutionaries Brig. vows to wage war

The Tripoli International Airport has been seized by Al-Kaniat Brigade from Tarhouna city after the forces of the National Salvation Government had left the scene on Saturday following deadly clashes on Friday in the capital. Al-Kaniat stepped in into the airport as a gesture for calming...

Libya’s Ansar Al-Sharia group declares dissolution

  • 28 May 2017 - 12:53
Libya’s Ansar Al-Sharia group declares dissolution

Libya's Ansar Al-Sharia armed group announced its own dissolution on Saturday, saying it has been "weakened" by fighting in Benghazi. The group had been clashing in the eastern city with forces loyal to renegade general Khalifa Haftar. "We officially announce to everyone, especially...

Mobile phone networks operating in Sirte after two years of no service

  • 28 May 2017 - 00:24
Mobile phone networks operating in Sirte after two years of no service

Mobile phone networks and telecommunications have returned to Sirte city after two years of no service in the area. The loss of telecommunications and mobile phone networks came after IS took control of the city and severed all those services in February 2015. Sirte has been freed from...

Derna Shura Council denies links to attack on Copts in Minya, Egypt

  • 28 May 2017 - 00:17
Derna Shura Council denies links to attack on Copts in Minya, Egypt

Derna Shura Council has issued a statement declining any involvement in the horrific attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt's Minya on Friday. “It is not our policy to target unarmed civilians in Libya, or in Egypt,” The Statement reads. It adds that Egypt’s airstrikes on Derna were...