Libya

US special operations troops are on the ground in Sirte, officials disclosed

  • 10 August 2016 - 08:04
US special operations troops are on the ground in Sirte, officials disclosed

American special operations troops have for the first time started directly supporting Libyan forces battling IS in their key stronghold of Sirte, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. US officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the Post the commandos were working from a joint...

Al-Serraj: US will continue to strike IS militants in Sirte till thy are eradicated

  • 9 August 2016 - 16:23
Al-Serraj: US will continue to strike IS militants in Sirte till thy are eradicated

The US Air Force will continue striking IS targets in Libya's Sirte, supporting the country's forces, Prime Minister of the Libyan Government of National Accord Fayez Al-Serraj told Sputnik. According to the prime minister, the Libyan forces have achieved significant success in the fight against...

IOM to send diplomatic visit to Libya’s migrants’ detentions

  • 9 August 2016 - 16:06
IOM to send diplomatic visit to Libya’s migrants’ detentions

IOM has assisted representatives from seven West African embassies in Libya to visit an immigration detention centre in Tripoli where their nationals are being held as irregular migrants. On Monday (8 August) IOM worked with Libyan authorities to facilitate the visit by diplomats from Senegal,...

Libyan forces seize strategic guest palaces compound in Sirte city center

  • 9 August 2016 - 10:17
Libyan forces seize strategic guest palaces compound in Sirte city center

Libyan Forces of the Government of National Accord's Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous operation said they had seized a new position near the IS group's command centre in Sirte. Libyan Forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous announced control of Guest Palaces Compound in Sirte, defeating ISIS militants in there...

Winer talks about Libya’s affairs in Jordan

  • 9 August 2016 - 10:06
Winer talks about Libya’s affairs in Jordan

The military advisor of Jordan's King, Mishel Al-Zein, met with the US envoy to Libya, Jonathan Winer, in Amman to discuss the latest about Libya's situation. The Jordanian Al-Patraa News Agency said the two the regional and intentional situations including the Libyan current...

Democratic vice president nominee slams US anti-ISIS strikes as not authoritative

  • 8 August 2016 - 11:41
Democratic vice president nominee slams US anti-ISIS strikes as not authoritative

Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine said he didn’t believe the U.S. had legal authority to carry out airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Libya this week, underscoring differences over the issue with his running mate, Hillary Clinton. In an interview Sunday on NBC’s...

British special forces used high-tech weapons against ISIS in Sirte, British press reported

  • 7 August 2016 - 10:52
British special forces used high-tech weapons against ISIS in Sirte, British press reported

British special forces fired a deadly new weapon nicknamed “the Punisher” during a fierce hour-long battle with ISIS in Libya, The Sunday Times reported. The British newspaper added that according to a Libyan fighter who claimed to have witnessed the attack, a small team of elite British...

Al-Ghasri: US warplanes are taking out ISIS snipers’ positions 

  • 7 August 2016 - 09:32
Al-Ghasri: US warplanes are taking out ISIS snipers’ positions 

The spokesman of the military operation led by Misurata forces and appointed by the Presidential Council, Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous, Muhammad Al-Ghasri, said US warplanes targeted sone positions of the snipers in the Guest Palaces in Sirte, hitting 14 machine guns that were positioned rooftop the...

Dignity Operation forces’ attempt to advance into Derna’s downtown thwarted

  • 6 August 2016 - 10:26
Dignity Operation forces’ attempt to advance into Derna’s downtown thwarted

Dignity Operation forces have retreated away from the western entrance of Derna city after an attempt on Thursday to raid and penetrate into the downtown of the city. This attempt was foiled by the Derna Shura Council after heavy clashes with the Khalifa Haftar-led forces, who ventured...

Kobler worried about huge number of injuries in war on ISIS

  • 6 August 2016 - 09:55
Kobler worried about huge number of injuries in war on ISIS

The United Nations delegate to Libya and head of the UNSMIL, Martin Kobler, said he was worried about the growing number of the wounded in the fight against ISIS militants in Sirte. In a tweet on Friday, Kobler said the commanders of the Misurata-led forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous operation,...