Libya

UK requests extradition of Manchester bomber Hasham Abedi

  • 2 November 2017 - 11:51
UK requests extradition of Manchester bomber Hasham Abedi

The brother of the Manchester Arena bomber is set to face trial for mass murder in the UK as Brit cops have requested him to extradited from Libya, it has been confirmed. Hasham Abedi, 20, was arrested in the north African state shortly after his older brother Salman Abedi launched a suicide...

23 deaths, 15 injuries across Libya in October 2017, UNSMIL documents

  • 1 November 2017 - 21:59
23 deaths, 15 injuries across Libya in October 2017, UNSMIL documents

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented in October 38 civilian casualties - 23 deaths and 15 injuries – during the conduct of hostilities across Libya. Victims included 11 men killed and seven injured, three women killed and three injured, and nine children killed (six...

Ambassadors of France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the US in Libya deplore Derna air raids

  • 1 November 2017 - 21:02
Ambassadors of France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the US in Libya deplore Derna air raids

France, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States have condemned the October 30 airstrikes on Derna, which killed at least fifteen civilians, including twelve women and children, and injured many others. The countries offered condolences to the families of the victims, and called for...

Presidential Council condemns airstrikes on Derna, demands action by UN Security Council

  • 1 November 2017 - 12:14
Presidential Council condemns airstrikes on Derna, demands action by UN Security Council

The UN-backed Government of National Accord's Presidential Council of Libya has strongly condemned the airstrike on the eastern city of Derna and called on the UN Security Council to investigate the attack that killed at least 20 civilians and injured about 25. A statement issued on Tuesday by...

Libyan coastguards intercept 299 illegal migrants off Tripoli shores

  • 1 November 2017 - 11:13
Libyan coastguards intercept 299 illegal migrants off Tripoli shores

Libya’s coast guard says it has intercepted 299 African migrants, including 40 women and 19 children, on two rubber boats in the Mediterranean Sea east of the capital, Tripoli, according to the Associated Press. Spokesman Ayoub Gassim said Wednesday the migrants were rescued a day earlier near...

UNSMIL condemns airstrikes killing civilians in Derna

  • 31 October 2017 - 13:49
UNSMIL condemns airstrikes killing civilians in Derna

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) condemns the airstrikes in a residential neighbourhood in Derna on the night of Monday, 30 October 2017, that caused civilian casualties. According to information received by UNSMIL, at least 12 children and women killed and three adults and four...

US special forces capture Libyan national linked with Benghazi 2012 consulate attack

  • 31 October 2017 - 12:46
US special forces capture Libyan national linked with Benghazi 2012 consulate attack

US forces have captured a man accused of involvement in the 2012 attack on an American compound in the Libyan city of Benghazi, President Donald Trump said. Mustafa al-Imam was seized in Libya, the president said in a statement. Mr al-Imam is facing charges including murder. The US...

Unidentified air raids leave women, children dead in Libya’s besieged city, Derna

  • 30 October 2017 - 21:51
Unidentified air raids leave women, children dead in Libya’s besieged city, Derna

Six air raids on Al-Fatayeh district in the besieged city of Derna in eastern Libya have left five women and seven children killed, as well as 25 others injured, local sources reported. The sources added that the airstrikes took the families by surprise and many of the civilians whose houses...

Airstrikes on Libya’s Derna kill a woman, injure four children

  • 30 October 2017 - 20:21
Airstrikes on Libya’s Derna kill a woman, injure four children

A woman was killed and four children were injured in airstrikes on Fatayeh district in Derna, eastern Libya, sources from the city reported on social media. The sources added that the local hospital of Al-Harish is still receiving other injuries due to the air raids, whose source has not...

UN envoy to Libya condemns Benghazi massacre of 36 people

  • 30 October 2017 - 14:36
UN envoy to Libya condemns Benghazi massacre of 36 people

The UN envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame, has denounced the massacre of Al-Abyar in Benghazi calling for an investigation that is both immediate and transparent. On the Facebook page of the UNSMIL, Salame said Sunday that the crime of killing and torturing 36 people in Benghazi is terribly...