Libya

Chad shuts its borders with Libya over eminent IS militants influx

  • 7 January 2017 - 19:22
Chad shuts its borders with Libya over eminent IS militants influx

Chad said it has closed its long border with Libya and will deploy troops to the area in an effort to prevent the influx of militant fighters fleeing conflict in its war-torn northern neighbour. Libya has slid into lawlessness since the 2011 uprising that toppled Muammar Gaddafi. Although...

Saraya Media: Four children killed in foreign air raids on Ganfudah, Benghazi

  • 5 January 2017 - 22:10
Saraya Media: Four children killed in foreign air raids on Ganfudah, Benghazi

The Media arm of the Benghazi Shura Council, Saraya Media Center, has reported that the foreign drones and warplanes that are backing up Khalifa Haftar's Operation Dignity forces, carried out several airstrikes on Ganfudah, Benghazi. "Four children have been killed so far in the bombing...

13 of Haftar’s forces and two IS terrorists killed in the IS withdrawal from Benghazi

  • 5 January 2017 - 15:16
13 of Haftar’s forces and two IS terrorists killed in the IS withdrawal from Benghazi

Thirteen of Khalifa Haftar's forces  and two IS militants were killed as IS militants were pulling out of Sabri neighbourhood in Benghazi on Thursday, according to media sources. The sources added that two IS militants were also captured by the Haftar's forces when they clashed with the IS...

IS terrorists: We pulled out of Benghazi after being set up by Benghazi Shura fighters

  • 5 January 2017 - 14:43
IS terrorists: We pulled out of Benghazi after being set up by Benghazi Shura fighters

The IS terror group dubbed "Cyranica Caliphate" issued a statement Thursday afternoon saying its fighters pulled out of Benghazi Ganfudah and Sabri this morning as they had discovered that Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council was preparing to set them up for enemy troops. "We thank Allah that...

IS militants fighting in Benghazi withdraw, Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council says

  • 5 January 2017 - 14:05
IS militants fighting in Benghazi withdraw, Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council says

The Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council has announced that it had taken control of the neighbourhoods and areas that were seized by IS militants in Benghazi after they have withdrawn. According to media sources, the Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council took control on Thursday of the...

Saraya Media: UAE drones conduct 12 airstrikes on besieged Ganfudah, Benghazi

  • 5 January 2017 - 13:12
Saraya Media: UAE drones conduct 12 airstrikes on besieged Ganfudah, Benghazi

The UAE drones in support of Khalifa Haftar's Operation Dignity have carried out 12 air raids on the besieged area of Ganfudah in Benghazi, according to Saraya Media Center of the Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council. No further details were given by the media center about the damage and...

Migrants boat landed in Tripoli thinking it reached Italy, 5 drowned, 80 saved

  • 5 January 2017 - 13:06
Migrants boat landed in Tripoli thinking it reached Italy, 5 drowned, 80 saved

After several days at sea the migrants spotted land, thinking it was Italy. Several drowned trying to swim ashore. But when the survivors reached dry land they found they were still in Libya. The treacherous and ultimately futile journey by 80, mostly Senegalese migrants, had begun in...

Presidential Council’s Head Fayez Al-Serraj repeals Al-Mijibri’s decisions

  • 4 January 2017 - 22:52
Presidential Council’s Head Fayez Al-Serraj repeals Al-Mijibri’s decisions

The Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Serraj, has rescinded all of the orders issued by his substitute, Fathi Al-Mijibri over the last few days. In a televised speech, Al-Serraj said Wednesday that all of the decisions made by Al-Mijibri are imbalanced and therefore they are...

After Syria, Russia says it was invited by Libya to broker political dialogue

  • 4 January 2017 - 19:58
After Syria, Russia says it was invited by Libya to broker political dialogue

The member of the UN-backed Government of National Accord and Deputy Head of its Presidential Council, Ahmed Mitig, said Libya welcomes Russian initiatives to establish grounds for a dialogue among the conflicting political parties. Russia's Sputnik reported Wednesday that Mitig said Russia's...

Head of High Council of State visits Algeria for political meetings

  • 4 January 2017 - 19:28
Head of High Council of State visits Algeria for political meetings

The Head of the high Council of State (HCS), Abdel Rahman Al-Sweihli, has arrived with an accompanying delegation today in Algeria’s capital, Algiers, upon a formal invitation by high-ranking Algeria political figures. The formal visit of Al-Sweihli on Wednesday will see a...