Libya

Defense Minister Barghathi takes office in Tripoli Wednesday

  • 18 May 2016 - 15:17
Defense Minister Barghathi takes office in Tripoli Wednesday

The spokesman of the Oil Facilities Guard, Ali Al-Hassi, said the UN-backed GNA's Defense Minister, Al-Mahdi Al-Barghathi, has headed to Tripoli to start his duty from his office there. In a statement Wednesday, Al-Hassi confirmed that the Oil Facilities Guard will be under the control and...

Shooting at a bank in Qaser Ben Ghashir kills 3, injures 8

  • 18 May 2016 - 14:14
Shooting at a bank in Qaser Ben Ghashir kills 3, injures 8

Three people were killed and eight others were wounded when gunmen opened fire at the North Africa Bank in Qaser Ben Ghashir near Tripoli International Airport. Reasons for the shooting have not been clarified yet, however, sources said that the the victims of the gunfire had nothing to do...

Warplane crashes while landing in Tobruk

  • 18 May 2016 - 12:01
Warplane crashes while landing in Tobruk

Sources reported that a warplane, Mig 21, crashed Wednesday morning in Tobruk. The crash took place while the warplane was touching down in Jamal Abdelnaser airbase, Tobruk. One of the pilots aboard the fighter plane was killed, according to local sources from the city of Tobruk in the...

6 abducted Egyptians freed, handed over to embassy in Tripoli

  • 18 May 2016 - 11:32
6 abducted Egyptians freed, handed over to embassy in Tripoli

Authorities in Tripoli confirmed that 6 Egyptian nationals who were abducted days ago were freed and handed over to the Egyptian embassy in Tripoli. The Egyptian nationals were kidnapped in mysterious conditions and no much information about them was gathered, but sources from Tripoli say...

Haftar’s warplanes bombard ISIS-freed Al-Fatayeh in Derna

  • 18 May 2016 - 10:39
Haftar’s warplanes bombard ISIS-freed Al-Fatayeh in Derna

The air force of the Dignity Operation (Karama) led by Khalifa Haftar, has carried out airstrikes Wednesday on Al-Fatayeh district and Aljabal Al-Gharbi district as well as locations in the city's east coast in Derna. The bombing hit two positions in the Korean buildings and Al-Fatayeh in...

Khalifa Haftar lashes out at Al-Serraj, says Egypt is part and parcel of Libya

  • 18 May 2016 - 09:56
Khalifa Haftar lashes out at Al-Serraj, says Egypt is part and parcel of Libya

In a televised interview late Tuesday, Khalifa Haftar, the leader of Dignity Operation (Karama) in Benghazi said the Libyan Arab Army will remain so to Liberate Libya and the word Arab is so important and must not be changed. Haftar said the GNA doesn't interest him the least and he doesn't...

US military “prepared” to train and equip Libya’s GNA against ISIS

  • 18 May 2016 - 09:30
US military “prepared” to train and equip Libya’s GNA against ISIS

The U.S. military is "prepared to support" a train-and-equip mission to fight the thousands of Islamic State militants in Libya when the Libyan government is ready for it, the head of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) said Tuesday. AFRICOM commander General Rodriguez added that Libya's internal...

Misurata forces are 70 km away from Sirte

  • 18 May 2016 - 08:57
Misurata forces are 70 km away from Sirte

The joint military operation room forces that are appointed by the Presidential Council and dubbed as (Albunyan Almarsous) announced late Tuesday that they controlled the area from Abu Grein Preserve to Al-Wishkah and Zamzam, some 70 km to the west of Sirte. Meanwhile, Misurata hospital...

Mogherini: EU support focuses on security, migration and humanitarian assistance

  • 17 May 2016 - 18:00
Mogherini: EU support focuses on security, migration and humanitarian assistance

The EU High Representative for foreign affairs, Federica Mogherini, said in her remarks following the Ministerial meeting for Libya held on Monday in Vienna, that the EU started to use the one hundred million Euros package that they have prepared. "Many of the projects that we identified with...

Misurata forces put grip on Al-Wishkah district, 25 km from Abu Grein

  • 17 May 2016 - 17:30
Misurata forces put grip on Al-Wishkah district, 25 km from Abu Grein

The forces of Misurata brigades, which are appointed under the joint military room's (Albunyan Almarsous) of the Presidential Council of the UN-backed Government of National Accord, announced the control of Al-Wishkah district that lies 25 km away from Abu Grein near Sirte, where ISIS militants...