Libya

Obama: Bombing ISIS in Libya is a US security interest

  • 2 August 2016 - 19:11
Obama: Bombing ISIS in Libya is a US security interest

President Barack Obama said on Tuesday it is in the U.S. national security interest to support Libya's emerging government's fight against Islamic State, a day after his administration said it launched air attacks there. The air strikes were undertaken to make sure that Libyan forces were...

American military advisors on the ground in Sirte helped pave the way for airstrikes

  • 2 August 2016 - 16:05
American military advisors on the ground in Sirte helped pave the way for airstrikes

The Pentagon said on Monday that US warplanes carried out about two airstrikes on ISIS in Sirte, Libya, upon the request of Libya's Government of National Accord. To the same end, the Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Serraj, addressed the Libyan people on Monday saying his...

IOM: Numbers of drowning migrants off Libya’s shores keep soaring

  • 2 August 2016 - 15:29
IOM: Numbers of drowning migrants off Libya’s shores keep soaring

The bodies of 120 migrants believed to have been trying to reach Italy by boat from Libya have been found off the Libyan coast over the past 10 days, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday. "We are getting this information from Libyan authorities that we are...

Russia: US must adhere to international law in bombing Libya’s ISIS

  • 2 August 2016 - 12:50
Russia: US must adhere to international law in bombing Libya’s ISIS

The United States’ latest airstrikes against the outlawed Daesh jihadist group in Libya should strictly adhere to international law, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday, reiterating the call for joint anti-terrorist efforts. "Russia has always advocated the need for decisive action...

Libyan forces bust an ISIS leader while escaping through the sea

  • 2 August 2016 - 09:04
Libyan forces bust an ISIS leader while escaping through the sea

The spokesman of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous operation, led by Misurata forces, Muhammed Al-Ghasri, announced that they busted an ISIS senior leader while he was trying to escape through the sea from Sirte. In a statement, Al-Ghasri confirmed that the ISIS leader was trying to run away from the sea...

US airstrikes on Sirte’s ISIS leave heavy losses in fighters and vehicles

  • 1 August 2016 - 18:49
US airstrikes on Sirte’s ISIS leave heavy losses in fighters and vehicles

The United States has carried out air strikes on positions of so-called Islamic State (IS) in Libya, following a request by the UN-backed government there, the Pentagon says. The strikes targeted positions in the port city of Sirte, an IS stronghold. Libyan PM Fayez Sarraj, in a televised...

Three fighters from Libyan forces killed in Dollar Neighbourhood battle in Sirte

  • 1 August 2016 - 11:01
Three fighters from Libyan forces killed in Dollar Neighbourhood battle in Sirte

The field hospital in Sirte said three fighters were killed and 15 were wounded in Sunday clashes in Dollar Neighbourhood in downtown Sirte. "Mohammed Al-Sibaye, Abdelraouf Al-Bakoush, and Muhannad Shalak are the ones killed and brought to the hospital." The field hospital posted on...

Senior leader in Derna Shura Council killed by an ISIS landmine in Al-Heela

  • 1 August 2016 - 10:12
Senior leader in Derna Shura Council killed by an ISIS landmine in Al-Heela

Derna Shura Mujahideen Council has announced that one of its prominent senior leaders, Ahmed Al-Habib, was killed by a landmine explosion in southern Derna. Media sources said Monday that the senior leader at the Derna Shura Mujahideen Council, Al-Habib, died immediately as he was blasted by...

Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous in Sirte requests US airstrikes on ISIS

  • 31 July 2016 - 10:40
Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous in Sirte requests US airstrikes on ISIS

The Presidential Council's appointed military operation in Sirte for the fight against ISIS terrorists has sent a letter to the Prime Ministry of the Government of National Accord calling for demanding assistance airstrikes on ISIS targets in Sirte from the US. In a letter on Saturday,...

Libyan forces seize an ISIS weapons depot in Sirte

  • 31 July 2016 - 10:14
Libyan forces seize an ISIS weapons depot in Sirte

The media office of the Misurata-led Libyan forces under the command of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous operation announced that they captured an ISIS weapons depot on Saturday in Dollar Neighbourhood in Sirte. According to the media office's Facebook page, the depot contained massive quantity of...