Libya

Misurata: Social Affairs Ministry and Red Cross distribute humanitarian aids for Sirte IDPs

  • 23 May 2016 - 10:54
Misurata: Social Affairs Ministry and Red Cross distribute humanitarian aids for Sirte IDPs

The international committee of the Red Cross in Libya in cooperation with the Ministry of Social Affairs have started to distribute humanitarian aids for Sirte IDPs in Misurata. The head of the ministry's media office, Jamal Shanisheh, told Press Solidarity that the aids, distributed early...

Mitiga airport: Flights suspended over Libyan Airways pilots strike

  • 23 May 2016 - 10:36
Mitiga airport: Flights suspended over Libyan Airways pilots strike

The Libyan Airways pilots of the Airbus 330 announced an open strike cancelling Monday flights from Mitiga airport in Tripoli to Amman and Jeddah. The strike came due to problems between the employees and the administration of Libyan Airways including delay of salary payment for the western...

Western region’s Coast Guard rescues over 850 immigrants off Sabratha shores

  • 22 May 2016 - 20:01
Western region’s Coast Guard rescues over 850 immigrants off Sabratha shores

The spokesman of the Coast Guard in the western region, Ayoub Kasim, said an inspection patrol intercepted Sunday morning 7 shaky boats filled almost with 850 illegal migrants of different Arab and African nationalities, saying they were caught 60miles off northern Sabratha shores. Kasim...

Violent clashes erupted in Sorman city, reasons unidentified yet

  • 22 May 2016 - 18:03
Violent clashes erupted in Sorman city, reasons unidentified yet

Military sources have reported that armed clashes erupted in Sorman city between some unidentified armed groups, killing one of the passersby and shutting the coastal road of the city. The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the clashes are still going on and there is no clear...

Ajdabia: Forming operations room from Ajdabia to Sirte to fight ISIS under command of GNA

  • 22 May 2016 - 14:48
Ajdabia: Forming operations room from Ajdabia to Sirte to fight ISIS under command of GNA

The Commander of Ajdabia border sector, Basheer Abu Thafirah, said that a military operations room will be formed in two days and will be under the command of the Presidential Council of the UN-backed Government of National Accord. “The operations room will cover the area from Ajdabia to...

NATO split on “type” of intervention in Libya

  • 22 May 2016 - 13:44
NATO split on “type” of intervention in Libya

There seems to be pretty broad consensus among NATO members that they’re going to expand their involvement in NATO, likely precipitously so. Exactly what the focus of that expansion is going to be, however, whether a ground deployment to prop up the new “unity government” or a naval...

Kobler urges international community to help Libya’s injuries in war against ISIS

  • 22 May 2016 - 12:11
Kobler urges international community to help Libya’s injuries in war against ISIS

The UN delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, said the international community should provide medical assistance to all the injured fighters who were fighting ISIS militants in Libya. On Twitter, Kobler said this stop is a humanitarian support that us so needed currently, pointing out that Misurata...

Haftar gives specific time for Al-Barghathi to withdraw from GNA

  • 22 May 2016 - 11:40
Haftar gives specific time for Al-Barghathi to withdraw from GNA

The leader of the so-called Dignity Operation, Khalifa Haftar, has given an ultimatum for the Defense Minister of the Government of National Accord, Al-Mahdi Al-Barghathi to withdraw from the GNA and go back immediately to Benghazi. An official in the General Command of the Tobruk-based HoR...

Ras Ajdair border: still no trade exchange allowed

  • 22 May 2016 - 11:39
Ras Ajdair border: still no trade exchange allowed

The Chief of Ras Ajdair border, Mohammed Jarrafa, confirmed that the border is still shut for trade exchanges and all the goods that pass through the border are personal belongings for the travelers. He stressed that the trade trucks are filled with goods and waiting for permission from both...

Two killed from Misurata forces in an ISIS land mine explosion in Abu Grein

  • 22 May 2016 - 11:37
Two killed from Misurata forces in an ISIS land mine explosion in Abu Grein

The Misurata forces appointed under the command of the GNA's military operation Albunyan Almarsous announced that two fighters were killed and five were injured Saturday by a land mine explosion by ISIS militants in Abu Grein district. Misurata central hospital assured that it received the...