Libya

Russia eyes Haftar as Libyan strongman as it did with al-Assad in Syria

  • 27 December 2016 - 19:24
Russia eyes Haftar as Libyan strongman as it did with al-Assad in Syria

Russia threw its weight behind a powerful Libyan army commander, Khalifa Haftar, who's in conflict with the UN-backed Government of National Accord in there, saying he must have a role in the leadership of the crisis-wracked state, The Sydney Morning Herald said Tuesday. Russian Deputy...

Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous condemns airstrikes on Hoon , warns Operation Dignity of such violations

  • 26 December 2016 - 21:51
Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous condemns airstrikes on Hoon , warns Operation Dignity of such violations

A spokesperson for the military operation of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous has condemned in a presser the crime of bombing the Misurata-based brigade in Hoon, Jufra on Monday by Operation Dignity warplanes. The spokesperson said on Monday evening that the Government of National Accord's operation...

Tribal clashes renew in Sabha, five killed, 15 injured

  • 26 December 2016 - 21:33
Tribal clashes renew in Sabha, five killed, 15 injured

Five people were killed including two children when clashes between Gaddadfah and Awlad Sulaiman tribes of Sabha erupted anew on Saturday and Sunday. According to medical sources from the city's main hospital, five people's bodies - two of children - and 15 injuries arrived in the hospital...

AL-Sallabi is conducting mediation among Libyan conflicting factions in Algeria

  • 26 December 2016 - 21:25
AL-Sallabi is conducting mediation among Libyan conflicting factions in Algeria

The Libyan member of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) and member of the Libyan Homeland Party, Ali Al-Sallabi, is conducting mediation efforts in Algeria among a number of Libyan factions that are part of the solution to the Libyan crisis, according to the Huffington...

Operation Dignity warplanes bombard Misurata-led brigade in Hoon, Jufra

  • 26 December 2016 - 19:29
Operation Dignity warplanes bombard Misurata-led brigade in Hoon, Jufra

The warplanes of the Khalifa Haftar-led Operation Dignity carried out an airstrike on Monday targeting the Infantry Brigade 122 of the Government of National Accord's Defence Ministry in Hoon district, Jufra city. The brigade is a Misurata-led force that took part in Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous...

10-hour long blackouts and daytime power cuts plunge Libyans in health problems

  • 26 December 2016 - 14:13
10-hour long blackouts and daytime power cuts plunge Libyans in health problems

Several cases, children, young and old, were reported in Tripoli Medical Centre and other clinics in and out of the capital across Libya to have caught a cold or come down with a fever due to a moderate, not freezing, winter coupled with long hours of power cuts. In Tripoli, the General...

Al-Serraj visits Algeria days after Haftar left in search for support

  • 26 December 2016 - 11:44
Al-Serraj visits Algeria days after Haftar left in search for support

The Head of the Presidential Council of the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez Al-Serraj, said he had visited Algeria to discuss a number of issues with the Algerian officials so that both countries can boost the cooperation in those joint interest matters. Al-Serraj...

Maltese authorities charge Libyan hijackers with terrorism

  • 25 December 2016 - 22:55
Maltese authorities charge Libyan hijackers with terrorism

The Maltese authorities have charged the two Libyan hijackers of the Afriqiyah Airways plane with terrorism, saying they could face prison for life, according to Maltese press. The Maltese press and news outlets also reported Sunday that the two Libyans refused to answer any questions in the...

IS suicide attack kills fighter from Libyan forces in Sirte

  • 25 December 2016 - 20:15
IS suicide attack kills fighter from Libyan forces in Sirte

IS militants carry a suicide attack in Sirte southern suburbs and kill one of the Misurata-led fighters. Media sources said after the IS attackers killed the Libyan Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous fighter, they were killed on the spot. Sirte has been liberated from all of the IS militants recently...

Libyan Wings airliner launches new Misurata-Carthage flights

  • 25 December 2016 - 20:01
Libyan Wings airliner launches new Misurata-Carthage flights

The Libyan Tripoli-based Libyan Wings airliner said Sunday it had launched a new flights route from Misurata Airport to Carthage Airport in Tunisia. The route will see two flights a week; on Mondays and Thursdays starting January 05, 2017. An official at the airliner told Libyan Express...