Libya

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...

La República: 40 Italian soldiers and marines are fighting alongside Haftar

  • 24 May 2016 - 18:39
La República: 40 Italian soldiers and marines are fighting alongside Haftar

The Italian La República newspaper revealed Tuesday that there are 40 Italian soldiers and marines in Binina airbase in Benghazi and they are fighting along with Khalifa Haftar's forces. The Italian newspaper said the soldiers are not alone in Benghazi, they are accompanied with French,...

AL-Serraj in Turkey to discuss support for GNA

  • 24 May 2016 - 17:37
AL-Serraj in Turkey to discuss support for GNA

The Head of the Presidential Council of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez Al-Serraj has arrived earlier in Istanbul, Turkey. Al-Serraj was received in the Conferences Palace in Istanbul by the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The two are expected to talk...

Italy rescues more than 2.500 immigrants off Libyan shores in the last 24 hours

  • 24 May 2016 - 17:26
Italy rescues more than 2.500 immigrants off Libyan shores in the last 24 hours

Italy's ships have rescued more than 2,600 migrants from boats bound to Europe from Libya in the last 24 hours, the Coast Guard said on Monday, clarifying that the numbers of migrants are rising as the weather warms up. Some 2,000 migrants were rescued off the Libyan coast from 14 rubber...

Coast Guard intercepts 550 illegal migrants off Azzawiya shores

  • 24 May 2016 - 15:41
Coast Guard intercepts 550 illegal migrants off Azzawiya shores

Libyan Coast Guard said its personnel haveintercepted about 550 illegal immigrants trying to reach Europe by boat on Tuesday, the second time in three days they have intercepted migrants in the same area. The western region's Coast Guard personnel were patrolling off Azzawiya refinery on...

Reports: Haftar in Cairo, where he will be told to lay low regarding Sirte liberation

  • 24 May 2016 - 15:20
Reports: Haftar in Cairo, where he will be told to lay low regarding Sirte liberation

Leader of the so-called Dignity Operation (Karama) Khalifa Haftar ,arrived in Cairo to meet political and military officials, Al-Araby Al-Jadeed reported Monday. The newspaper said Haftar’s visit “aimed to coordinate efforts” with the Operation Room of Misrata, which was formed by the...

Kajman: Presidential Council to give green light for GNA ministers to kick off work

  • 24 May 2016 - 14:48
Kajman: Presidential Council to give green light for GNA ministers to kick off work

The Vice President of the Presidential Council, Abdelsalam Kajman, said Tuesday the GNA’s Prime Minister and PC’s Prime Minister, Fayez Al-Serraj, is finishing up a decision to order the GNA’s ministers to take office in the ministries’ headquarters and kick off work. Kajman added...

Kobler: Diplomatic immunity in Libya must end

  • 24 May 2016 - 14:44
Kobler: Diplomatic immunity in Libya must end

The UN delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, met Tuesday with the international criminal law prosecutor and legal adviser, Fatou Bensouda, to discuss the current Libyan situation. On Twitter, Kobler said he discussed with Bensouda the coordination channels in the field of fighting war crimes,...

Federica Mogherini: EU officially agreed to train Libyan Coast Guard

  • 24 May 2016 - 08:30
Federica Mogherini: EU officially agreed to train Libyan Coast Guard

The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, announced on Twitter Monday that the EU Sophia Operation will start training the Libyan Navy and Coast Guard forces. The EU will help the...