Libya

Presidential Council tells Interior Minister to take office

  • 26 May 2016 - 10:24
Presidential Council tells Interior Minister to take office

The Presidential Council ordered Thursday the Interior Minister of the GNA, Al-Aref Al-Khoja, to assume office at the headquarters of the ministry in Tripoli. The PC also ordered the handing of all its buildings, bank accounts, and assets to the committee tasked to receive official bodies by...

Misurata forces bomb ISIS locations six times, control 50 checkpoint

  • 26 May 2016 - 08:46
Misurata forces bomb ISIS locations six times, control 50 checkpoint

The Misurata forces appointed under the command of the military operations room of Albunyan Almarsous operation, which is assigned by the order of the Presidential Council, carried out six airstrikes Wednesday on different ISIS locations after they escaped from Al-Baghlah checkpoint. In...

Al-Barghathi meets Paolo Serra in Tripoli to discuss security

  • 25 May 2016 - 19:59
Al-Barghathi meets Paolo Serra in Tripoli to discuss security

The UN-backed GNA's Defense Minister, Al-Mahdi Al-Barghathi has received in Tripoli Navy Base, Abu Sitta, the UN Councilor of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Security Affairs, Paolo Serra and the Libyan colonel Abdelrahman Al-Taweel, the Chief of the Security...

Al-Ghasri confirms controlling Al-Baghlah checkpoint, 60 km from Sirte

  • 25 May 2016 - 16:27
Al-Ghasri confirms controlling Al-Baghlah checkpoint, 60 km from Sirte

The spokesman of the Albunyan Almarsous, Muhammad Al-Ghasri, said Misurata forces, which are appointed under the command of the GNA's military operations room, have controlled Al-Baghlah checkpoint, some 60 km away from Sirte, the stronghold of ISIS militants. On Wednesday, AL-Ghasri said...

Al-Serraj continues his formal visits, lands in Qatar

  • 25 May 2016 - 13:43
Al-Serraj continues his formal visits, lands in Qatar

The Head of the Presidential Council of the UN-backed Government of National Accord, Fayez Al-Serraj, arrived Wednesday in Oatar and met with the Prince, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. They both discussed the mutual relations between the two countries as well as the ways to support the ongoing...

7 immigrants drowned, 500 saved as boat capsizes off Libyan coast

  • 25 May 2016 - 13:19
7 immigrants drowned, 500 saved as boat capsizes off Libyan coast

At least seven migrants have drowned off the Libyan coast after the heavily overcrowded boat they were sailing on overturned, the Italian navy said Wednesday. The navy said 500 people had been pulled to safety and seven bodies recovered, but rescue operations were continuing and the death...

Commander of Al-Fatayeh in Misurata to train forces to fight ISIS

  • 25 May 2016 - 12:12
Commander of Al-Fatayeh in Misurata to train forces to fight ISIS

The Commander of Al-Fatayeh front line in Derna, Muftah Hamza, said he received a military camp in Misurata to prepare a force tasked to fight ISIS. Hamza added that the eastern region and southern one are now free if an terror threat and so will Sirte after the move of GNA's military...

Kobler: Libyan embassies abroad must follow the GNA’s line

  • 25 May 2016 - 11:04
Kobler: Libyan embassies abroad must follow the GNA’s line

The UN delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, said all embassies of Libya abroad must adhere to one government, the Government of National Accord, not to parallel ones. He said on Twitter Wednesday, "If not, Libyan embassies should get clear instructions to follow the line of the GNA, not that of...

HoR and Dignity Operation Chief Commander: Our fighters are some kilometres away from Tripoli

  • 25 May 2016 - 10:10
HoR and Dignity Operation Chief Commander: Our fighters are some kilometres away from Tripoli

The Chief Commander of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives and the so-called Dignity Operation, Abdulrazzak Al-Nathori, visited Tuesday the western cities of Zintan and Wershefana. Al-Nathori said his visit to the western cities is a message to the supporters of the Government of...

Hafrar’s warplanes carried out airstrikes on Derna’s western entrance

  • 25 May 2016 - 10:04
Hafrar’s warplanes carried out airstrikes on Derna’s western entrance

Dignity Operation (Karama) warplanes carried out Tuesday airstrikes on the Korean buildings in the western entrance of Derna. Sources reported that the shelling caused material damage to some houses that are opposite to the Korean buildings dye to the shrapnel, staging that no one was...