Libya

US has extended mission in Sirte for one more month

  • 3 September 2016 - 09:15
US has extended mission in Sirte for one more month

US President, Barack Obama has extended the U.S. military’s combat mission in Libya for another month at the request of senior military leaders, Fox news reported. The decision keeps two U.S. Navy warships off the coast of Libya to continue striking ISIS and assist Libyan ground forces of the...

Dignity Operation shuts northern entry to Derna city

  • 1 September 2016 - 19:45
Dignity Operation shuts northern entry to Derna city

The commander of Omar Al-Mukhtar brigade of the Dignity Operation, Yusif Al-Mansouri, gave orders to close the roads leading to Derna from the northern side. Al-Mansouri called for banning all residents from pssing through the roads except for students, teachers, and serious medical cases on...

Misurata, Tawergha agree on return of IDPs, UNSMIL hails the step

  • 1 September 2016 - 18:21
Misurata, Tawergha agree on return of IDPs, UNSMIL hails the step

The Misurata and Tawergha municipal council's representatives agreed on Wednesday on the return of the displaced people to their homes in Tawergha and on the compensations that should be given to both cities regarding the damage that was caused to both in the 2011 incidents. The UNSMIL's...

Western Coast Guard intercepted 300 immigrants northern Sabratha

  • 1 September 2016 - 12:25
Western Coast Guard intercepted 300 immigrants northern Sabratha

The Coast Guard in the western region at Azzawiya Refinery intercepted 300 illegal immigrants on Wednesday. The spokesman of the Libyan Navy, Ayoub Qasim, said among the immigrants there were 5 women who were on two dinghies in northern Sabratha. Qasim added that 169 immigrants of African...

HoR Chief of Staff appoints Brigadiers Gen. as Mayor of Al-Kufra

  • 1 September 2016 - 10:05
HoR Chief of Staff appoints Brigadiers Gen. as Mayor of Al-Kufra

Abdelrazik Al-Nathory, the military governor of the east and Chief of Staff of the HoR army, appointed Brigadier Gen. Al-Mabrook Al-Ghazwi as the mayor of Al-Kufra city to replace the elected mayor Muftah Khalil. Al-Ghazwi was appointed after another military rank refused to take the job amid...

After Tunisia, Algeria moves to build a separation barrier on border with Libya

  • 31 August 2016 - 19:08
After Tunisia, Algeria moves to build a separation barrier on border with Libya

Sources from Algeria reported Wednesday that the Algerian government had started building a sand barrier on the borders with Libya and Tunisia so that it can separate itself from the danger and security threats, according to the sources. The sources added that the barrier-wall will be up to...

Presidential Council’s delegation headed by Al-Serraj visits Sirte

  • 31 August 2016 - 17:02
Presidential Council’s delegation headed by Al-Serraj visits Sirte

A delegation headed by Fayez Al-Serraj, th Head of the Presidential Council, along with his deputy Ahmed Mitig visited Wednesday morning Sirte and met with the senior leaders of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous operation, which is formed by the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA), sources told...

Libyan forces find fuel, ammo, and armoured vehicles storage in freed Neighbourhood 1

  • 30 August 2016 - 17:41
Libyan forces find fuel, ammo, and armoured vehicles storage in freed Neighbourhood 1

The Libyan forces of the UN-backed Government of National Accord along with the engineers unit found in the liberated Neighbourhood 1 on Tuesday more than one storage for fuel, ammunition and armoured vehicles as well as heavy and medium weapons left by IS militants after they were defeated and...

Five Dignity Operation fighters killed in clashes with Benghazi Shura Council

  • 30 August 2016 - 17:19
Five Dignity Operation fighters killed in clashes with Benghazi Shura Council

Media sources reported Tuesday that clashes between Dignity Operation forces, led by Khalifa Haftar, and Benghazi Shura Council renewed on the western frontline. The sources indicated that five fighters from Dignity Operation were killed and others were injured in the fierce clashes that...

Final chemical weapons in Libya shipped to Germany on board Danish vessel

  • 30 August 2016 - 16:02
Final chemical weapons in Libya shipped to Germany on board Danish vessel

Libya has shipped the last of its chemical weapons stocks out of the country, officials said Tuesday, under a UN-backed plan to ensure the arsenal could not fall into the wrong hands. The move will ease fears that extremists like the Islamic State group could gain access to the weapons in Libya,...