Libya

Egypt says kidnapped Egyptians are held in Bani Walid, soon to return home

  • 10 July 2016 - 17:38
Egypt says kidnapped Egyptians are held in Bani Walid, soon to return home

Egypt's foreign ministry announced Saturday that the six Egyptians reported kidnapped near Tripoli last week are currently being held by local authorities in the north-western Libyan city of Bani Walid. Last week, a foreign ministry aide said the Egyptians, who work in Libya, were abducted...

Benghazi Defense Brigades seize Sultan district, western Benghazi

  • 10 July 2016 - 17:37
Benghazi Defense Brigades seize Sultan district, western Benghazi

Benghazi Defense Brigades have gained control of Sultan district, which is situated between Benghazi and Ajdabia cities in eastern Libya, sources close to the brigades confirmed. The sources added that the brigades also controlled Al-Jeldaya checkpoint , some 70 km away from Benghazi,...

Landmine kills Dignity Operation’s explosives and mines expert

  • 10 July 2016 - 17:34
Landmine kills Dignity Operation’s explosives and mines expert

Tariq Al-Saaity, the Dignity Operation expert of defusing landmines and explosive devices, was killed Saturday by a landmine explosion in Al-Sabri neighbourhood in Benghazi. Al-Saaity was earlier, in May, hit by a landmine explosion when he was inside the experts team's car in Sidi Faraj in...

Kajman condemns Derna airstrike, urges Kobler to assume responsibility for protecting civilians

  • 10 July 2016 - 17:28
Kajman condemns Derna airstrike, urges Kobler to assume responsibility for protecting civilians

Deputy Head of the Presidential Council, Abdelsalam Kajman, has condemned the airstrikes on Derna by Dignity Operation air force, led by Khalifa Haftar, causing damage to houses, injuring scores, and killing one civilian. Kajman urged on Facebook Sunday the UN delegate to Libya, Martin...

12 Tunisians drowned as boat capsized off Sabratha shores

  • 9 July 2016 - 09:23
12 Tunisians drowned as boat capsized off Sabratha shores

12 Tunisian nationals drowned on Friday when their boat capsized off Sabratha shores, 70km away from Tripoli as they were risking a sea trip to Europe across the Mediterranean, Tunisian medical sources reported. The Head of Ben Gardane Hospital in Tunisia told France Press that they received...

Dignity Operation warplanes shell Derna four times on Saturday dawn

  • 9 July 2016 - 08:28
Dignity Operation warplanes shell Derna four times on Saturday dawn

Sources from Derna reported that the warplanes of Dignity Operation, which is led by Khalifa Haftar, carried out four airstrikes on the city center on Saturday dawn. The sources indicated that the airstrikes left ten civilians wounded and destroyed a number of civilian houses in the city...

International Commission of Jurists: Saif Gaddafi must be arrested and turned in to the ICC

  • 9 July 2016 - 08:21
International Commission of Jurists: Saif Gaddafi must be arrested and turned in to the ICC

Following reports that Saif al Islam Gadhafi has been released from prison in Libya, the ICJ today called for him to be promptly arrested and surrendered to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Saif al Islam Gadhafi was convicted by the Tripoli Criminal Court in July 2015 and sentenced, along...

Leaked tape recordings show Khalifa Haftar’s forces are backed by American, British and Italian military, Middle East Eye reported

  • 8 July 2016 - 18:14
Leaked tape recordings show Khalifa Haftar’s forces are backed by American, British and Italian military, Middle East Eye reported

Multinational military operation involving British, French and US forces is coordinating air strikes in support of a renegade general battling Islamist militia groups from a base near Benghazi in eastern Libya, air traffic recordings obtained by Middle East Eye reveal. The leaked tapes appear to...

Ten ISIS militants killed in Sirte clashes

  • 8 July 2016 - 17:09
Ten ISIS militants killed in Sirte clashes

The Libyan forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous military operation that is appointed by the Presidential Council said they killed 10 ISIS militants in Thursday night clashes. The forces used both medium and heavy weapons in the clashes, the media office of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous stated on its...

Unsure news about Saif Gaddafi’s release

  • 8 July 2016 - 15:51
Unsure news about Saif Gaddafi’s release

The commander of Abu Bakr Al-Siddeeq said Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi was released from Zintan prison by the amnesty that included him as per the Libyan law. Also, Al-Thinni government announced Saif was freed from Zintan prison by the force of law, according to social media...