Libya

Car bombing kills top eastern military men

  • 26 February 2017 - 22:14
Car bombing kills top eastern military men

A car bomb exploded in Gawarcha, Benghazi on Sunday killing two leaders of Saaqa Brigade of Operation Dignity forces led by Khalifa Haftar. Mahmoud Werfalli and another leader were killed in car bombing. According to sources, four other officials were killed as their convoy blasted on...

UNSMIL welcomed Abu Salim ceasefire in Tripoli

  • 26 February 2017 - 13:06
UNSMIL welcomed Abu Salim ceasefire in Tripoli

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has deplored the outbreak of violence in Abu-Selim, Tripoli that resulted in many casualties. The Mission commended the Presidency Council and community leaders’ efforts to reach a ceasefire agreement and prevent further escalation. The...

Human Rights Watch urges eastern authorities to immediately repeal travel ban

  • 25 February 2017 - 17:21
Human Rights Watch urges eastern authorities to immediately repeal travel ban

Human Rights Watch has urged Libyan officials in the east, especially the eastern military governor Abdelrazik Al-Nadori, to immediately repeal the new travel ban on men and women between the ages of 18 and 45 which obliges them to obtain security permits before travel. Human Rights Watch...

Libya, Venezuela suspended from voting in the UN General Assembly once again

  • 25 February 2017 - 14:51
Libya, Venezuela suspended from voting in the UN General Assembly once again

AP - Venezuela and Libya have been suspended from voting in the U.N. General Assembly for the second time in two years because of millions of dollars in unpaid dues to the world body. The Assembly decided this week that the two oil producers and four other countries would lose their votes in...

Ceasefire reached in Tripoli’s Abu Salim after deadly clashes

  • 25 February 2017 - 12:58
Ceasefire reached in Tripoli’s Abu Salim after deadly clashes

After two days of violent clashes in Abu Salim district in Tripoli, the elders and notables and the intervention of the Libyan National Guard led to an agreement on a ceasefire. The ceasefire was reached Friday night and the two warring armed groups of Ghaniwa and Burki agreed on it and...

Libyan National Guard condemns Tripoli clashes, hints at taking action

  • 24 February 2017 - 21:57
Libyan National Guard condemns Tripoli clashes, hints at taking action

  The Libyan National Guard (LNG) denounced in a statement the ongoing clashes in Abu Salim, Tripoli, between the Ghaniwa and Burki armed brigades. The LNG condemned using heavy and medium weapons and fighting in the heavily populated neighbourhood of Abu Salim that led to a wave of...

Fighting in Tripoli’s Abu Salim intensifies, ten killed

  • 24 February 2017 - 17:12
Fighting in Tripoli’s Abu Salim intensifies, ten killed

Conflicting news reported Friday afternoon that about 10 people from both sides of the clashes in Abu Salim, downtown Tripoli have been killed and several others were injured. The clashes between Ghaniwa and Burki armed forces that are positioned in Abu Salim district continued on Friday...

Turkish IHH visits Gaddafi regime figures at Hadba Prison in Tripoli, Anadolu Agency reported.

  • 24 February 2017 - 16:43
Turkish IHH visits Gaddafi regime figures at Hadba Prison in Tripoli, Anadolu Agency reported.

A delegation from Turkey’s IHH humanitarian relief organization visited Tripoli’s Al-Hadaba Prison this week to inspect conditions at the facility, Anadolu Agency reported on Friday. An IHH official, who preferred not to divulge his name, told Anadolu Agency that the delegation had arrived...

Clashes continue in Abu Salim, Tripoli, as civilians flee random shelling

  • 24 February 2017 - 13:36
Clashes continue in Abu Salim, Tripoli, as civilians flee random shelling

Civilians have been seen fleeing the district of Abu Salim in Tripoli after hours of clashes between Al-Burki armed group and Ganiwa armed group in the district. According to eyewitnesses, the clashes that erupted yesterday night have led to big number of destruction in personal properties,...

Clashes between armed forces in Abu Salim, downtown Tripoli

  • 23 February 2017 - 23:35
Clashes between armed forces in Abu Salim, downtown Tripoli

According to media and social media pages, clashes are ongoing now, Thursday night, in Abu Salim district, downtown Tripoli. The sources said that the clashes are between armed groups from the UN-brokered Government of National Accord and the dismissed National Salvation...