Libya

Libyan forces step up attacks on IS in neighbourhood 3, Sirte

  • 18 September 2016 - 14:09
Libyan forces step up attacks on IS in neighbourhood 3, Sirte

The media office of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous has disclosed that 3 fighters were killed and 20 injured in today clashes against IS in neighbourhood 3, IS last hideout in Sirte. The Misurata-led forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous also exploded on Sunday two booby-trapped cars before they reach their...

GNA Defence Ministry confirms foreign warplanes bombed Ras Lanuf residential district

  • 18 September 2016 - 12:37
GNA Defence Ministry confirms foreign warplanes bombed Ras Lanuf residential district

The Defence Ministry of the Government of National Accord (GNA) has confirmed that foreign fighter aircraft have bombarded the residential district in Ras Lanuf, where forces from Petroleum Facilities Guard and Dignity Operation are fighting for control of oil terminals. The head of the...

Dignity Operation’s warplanes bombed western Derna

  • 18 September 2016 - 12:00
Dignity Operation’s warplanes bombed western Derna

A well-confirmed source reported that Dignity Operation warplanes carried out airstrikes on Saturday on the western entry of the city of Derna. The source added that the airstrike of Khalifa Haftar-led Dignity Operation targeted a house for Al-Zuway family near Majeed Al-Saber farm in the...

UK Ambassador: Fighting in the oil crescent region “bad for Libya’s future”

  • 18 September 2016 - 10:21
UK Ambassador: Fighting in the oil crescent region “bad for Libya’s future”

The UK Ambassador to Libya, Peter Millett said the fight between the conflicting two parties (Petroleum Facilities Guard and Dignity Operation) is bad for Libya's economic future. https://twitter.com/PeterMillett1/status/777431804672405508 He added that the pictures showing fire engulfing...

National Reconciliation Conference unsuccessful due to LNA comments

  • 17 September 2016 - 23:33
National Reconciliation Conference unsuccessful due to LNA comments

The National Reconciliation Conference in Nalut has come to an end shortly after it got started because of the interruption of some attendees who were mad at the HoR's representative's words in which he praised the achievements of the Libyan National Army, hinting at Khalifa Haftar's Dignity...

Kobler: Over 235,000 migrants are queuing for the journey to Europe from Libya

  • 17 September 2016 - 09:42
Kobler: Over 235,000 migrants are queuing for the journey to Europe from Libya

The UN delegate to Libya has estimated that at least 235,000 migrants and refugees are on the coast of Libya waiting to cross the Mediterranean to Italy any time soon this month. “We have on our lists 235,000 migrants who are just waiting for a good opportunity to depart for Italy, and they...

Russia plans not to open embassy in Libya for security reasons

  • 16 September 2016 - 15:15
Russia plans not to open embassy in Libya for security reasons

Russia has no plans to open an embassy in Libya for security reasons, let alone send ground forces to the conflict-torn North African country, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov told Sputnik on Friday. "To date, there is neither Russian military nor civilian presence in Libya. For...

Al-Serraj flies on private jet to Cairo to meet Egyptian officials

  • 16 September 2016 - 11:43
Al-Serraj flies on private jet to Cairo to meet Egyptian officials

The Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Serraj, arrived Thursday in Cairo international airport in a bid to meet with Egyptian officials, Egyptian media sources reported. The sources added that Al-Serraj arrived in the airport on board a private jet at 12.30 pm, Cairo time. The...

UAE fighter pilots are helping Khalifa Haftar’s air force bomb eastern Libya, leaks show

  • 15 September 2016 - 17:41
UAE fighter pilots are helping Khalifa Haftar’s air force bomb eastern Libya, leaks show

Emirati fighter pilots are taking part in an international operation also involving British, French and US forces in support of renegade Libyan General Khalifa Haftar against rival militia groups in eastern Libya, leaked air traffic control recordings obtained by Middle East Eye reveal. MEE...

Libyan Coast Guard releases two German nationals after three-day arrest

  • 15 September 2016 - 17:26
Libyan Coast Guard releases two German nationals after three-day arrest

Libya's Coast Guard released two German nationals on Monday after being arrested and sent to Azzawiya on last Friday. The two Germans, who work for an international organisation for migrants rescue operations in the Mediterranean, were arrested by the Libyan coastguards because they entered...