Libya

Libyan forces carry out land and air offensive on ISIS in Sirte

  • 13 July 2016 - 11:54
Libyan forces carry out land and air offensive on ISIS in Sirte

Libyan forces appointed by the U.N.-backed government have been shelling and carrying out air strikes on the center of Sirte city in a siege of Islamic State militants there, an official said on Tuesday. Militants defending Islamic State's last stronghold in Libya have been keeping Libyan...

Dignity Operation forces withdraw from Chinese Buildings area in Benghazi

  • 12 July 2016 - 15:25
Dignity Operation forces withdraw from Chinese Buildings area in Benghazi

The forces of Dignity Operation (Karama) led by Khalifa Haftar, pulled out of the Chinese Building neighbourhood in down town Benghazi, sources close to Benghazi Shura Council reported. The sources, who asked to remain unidentified, said armoured vehicles and a tank for the Dignity Operation...

Sooq Al-Jumuwa residents protest power outage and cash shortage

  • 12 July 2016 - 12:22
Sooq Al-Jumuwa residents protest power outage and cash shortage

Residents of Sooq Al-Jumuwa in Tripoli have took to the streets in protest of lack of cash at the banks and long hours of power outages. Libyan Express sources said the protesters blocked the main roads and chanted anger words at the dire conditions they are going...

ISIS mass grave and secret prison found in Sirte

  • 12 July 2016 - 12:00
ISIS mass grave and secret prison found in Sirte

A mass grave and secret prison used to abuse hostages captured by ISIS has been unearthed in Libya. Seven bodies found in a mass grave on farmland in the west of Sirte, ISIS stronghold in Libya. Three prisoners said to have been found in 'dire humanitarian conditions. The discoveries were...

Kobler hails the first Presidential Council meeting in its official headquarters

  • 12 July 2016 - 10:40
Kobler hails the first Presidential Council meeting in its official headquarters

The UN delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, expressed excitement about the moving of the Presidential Council from Tripoli Navy Base in Abu Sitta to the official Prime Ministry headquarters in Al-Sikka (Railway) Road in Tripoli. Kobler tweeted Tuesday that it is a very brave and significant...

Algeria releases seven Libyans arrested for entering territory illegally

  • 11 July 2016 - 20:24
Algeria releases seven Libyans arrested for entering territory illegally

The Algerian authorities released seven Libyan nationals after they had arrested them earlier for entering the Algerian territory illegally via borders with Libya's Ghadames city. A source from Ghadames Security Department reported that the release order came from the President of Algeria as...

Benghazi Defense Brigades advance in western Benghazi, seizes Dignity Operation’s field hospital

  • 11 July 2016 - 20:20
Benghazi Defense Brigades advance in western Benghazi, seizes Dignity Operation’s field hospital

Benghazi Defense Brigades have advanced more into the west of Benghazi city taking control of a Dignity Operation's (Karama's) field hospital on the way on, media sources reported. The sources added that the control and advance came after fierce clashes between the Brigades' forces and...

Bani Walid Municipality says the six Egyptians are now in Ras Lanuf on their way home

  • 11 July 2016 - 11:35
Bani Walid Municipality says the six Egyptians are now in Ras Lanuf on their way home

The Mayor of Bani Walid, Ali Al-Gurnatt said the six Egyptian nationals are now in Ras Lanuf on their way to Egypt, adding that they will be handed to the Egyptian authorities through the eastern region. Al-Gurnatt said Bani Walid authorities freed the Egyptian nationals from an illegal...

Mauritania: We extradited Al-Snusi upon a fatwa not for money

  • 11 July 2016 - 10:48
Mauritania: We extradited Al-Snusi upon a fatwa not for money

The Foreign Minister of Mauritania, Asilco Weld Ahmed, said the decision to extradite the Chief of Intelligence in Gaddafi's regime, Abdullah Al-Snusi, was triggered by a fatwa from Mauritania's Council of Fatwas and Complains, which is the highest authority in the country. "Mauritania's...

NATO announces Sea Guardian mission to protect Libyan coast along with EU’s Sophia

  • 11 July 2016 - 09:27
NATO announces Sea Guardian mission to protect Libyan coast along with EU’s Sophia

NATO warships and, potentially, drones are to help the EU control migrant flows across the Mediterranean in what critics have called the “militarisation of a humanitarian crisis”. NATO head Jens Stoltenberg unveiled the new project, to be called operation Sea Guardian, on the last day of a...