Libya

ISIS executes and crucifies policemen in Abu Grein

  • 9 May 2016 - 10:21
ISIS executes and crucifies policemen in Abu Grein

Local sources from Abu Grein disclosed that ISIS militants crucified policemen in Abu Grein district after they captured the district last Thursday. The sources added that one of the policemen was the retired colonel, Saad Muhammad Abdullah, who was crucified in front of the Abu Grein police...

25 western municipalities reject CDA’s constitution draft

  • 9 May 2016 - 10:03
25 western municipalities reject CDA’s constitution draft

Twenty-five municipalities from the western region have issued a statement rejecting the constitution draft that the Constitution Drafting Assembly arrived at. The CDA had earlier announced that it finished the draft for the permenent Libyan constitution and will soon present to the HoR in...

Al-Serraj calls for lifting arms embargo and release of frozen assets

  • 8 May 2016 - 17:41
Al-Serraj calls for lifting arms embargo and release of frozen assets

The Head of the UN-backed Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Serraj has called on the international community to help Libya bolster its fight against terrorism on Sunday, urging the lifting of an arms embargo and release of funds that have remained frozen under U.N. sanctions since the toppling of...

Italian Coast Guard rescues hundreds of migrants coming from Libyan shores

  • 8 May 2016 - 17:39
Italian Coast Guard rescues hundreds of migrants coming from Libyan shores

The Italian Coast Guard announced Sunday that it rescued hundreds of illegal immigrants on board a warship. It said the immigrants were rescued in Sicily . Italy's Coast Guard added that more than 1200 migrants were rescued in the sea and were received by medical staff from the Italian Red...

Al-Serraj in the Arab League to discuss Libya’s status quo

  • 8 May 2016 - 13:58
Al-Serraj in the Arab League to discuss Libya’s status quo

The Head of the Presidential Council of the UN-backed GNA, Fayez Al-Serraj, to attend his first Arab League meeting Sunday in the presence of the countries' representatives ans the Chairman of the Arab League, Nabil Elaraby. Al-Serraj to talk about the current state of affairs in Libya and...

Gunmen attack Al-Zahraa bridge checkpoint

  • 8 May 2016 - 13:22
Gunmen attack Al-Zahraa bridge checkpoint

Sources told Libyan Express that an identified gunmen gang attack on Al-Zahraa bridge checkpoint that is part of 301 infantry brigade, took place earlier. The source said the attack left no casualties, however, it only caused the brigade to lose two vehicles as the attack took them by...

Three ISIS militants killed in Abu Grein, says Al-Heelah commander

  • 8 May 2016 - 12:26
Three ISIS militants killed in Abu Grein, says Al-Heelah commander

Three ISIS militants got killed in Abu Grein district near Sirte after they escaped from Al-Fatyeh, Derna earlier in April, said the commander of Al-Heelah and Al-Fatayeh front lines in Derna, Muftah Hamza. Hamza told Press Solidarity that the ISIS militants were killed in Friday clashes in...

Commander of Al-Heelah pledges support for Joint Operations Room of Presidential Council

  • 8 May 2016 - 11:54
Commander of Al-Heelah pledges support for Joint Operations Room of Presidential Council

The Commander of Al-Heelah front line in Derna and the Operations Room of Al-Fatayeh, Muftah Hamza, said he is in support for the Presidential Council's Joint Operations Room to liberate Sirte from ISIS. Hamza told Press Solidarity Sunday that he and his forces from Derna are ready to...

Hajj draw underway for the upcoming 2016 season

  • 8 May 2016 - 10:23
Hajj draw underway for the upcoming 2016 season

The Hajj (pilgrimage) draw for the upcoming 2016 season is underway to pick a certain number of hajjis to have the holy trip to Mecca this year out of the high number registered in the electronic system of the Hajj event. Hours later, the names of the winners of this year's sacred journey...

Abu Grein and Al-Siddada districts are military zones

  • 8 May 2016 - 09:56
Abu Grein and Al-Siddada districts are military zones

The Joint Operations Room (JOR) of the Central Region tasked to free Sirte from ISIS by orders from the Chief in Command of the Libyan Army of the UN-backed Presidential Council has announced Abu Grein and Al-Siddada districts military zones. The JOR said it is banned for all civilians and...