Libya

UNSMIL: 49 civilian casualties due to hostilities in Libya

  • 2 July 2016 - 11:59
UNSMIL: 49 civilian casualties due to hostilities in Libya

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) reported today that for the month of June, it documented 49 civilian casualties, including 18 deaths and 31 injuries, as a result of hostilities across the country. Victims included four children killed and eight injured, 12 men killed and...

Amnesty International: Migrants are raped, kidnapped on ransom and tortured in Libya

  • 2 July 2016 - 11:57
Amnesty International: Migrants are raped, kidnapped on ransom and tortured in Libya

Amnesty International, the UK-based human rights organisation, has documented horror stories of migrants and refugees who faced killings, torture, rape and starvation - mostly at the hands of traffickers in Libya. The report, released on Friday, was based on interviews with more than 90 refugees...

Al-Barghathi takes office as GNA Defense Minister at the Ministry headquarters

  • 1 July 2016 - 14:17
Al-Barghathi takes office as GNA Defense Minister at the Ministry headquarters

The Presidential Council of the UN-backed Government of National Accord announced that the Defense Minister Mihdi Al-Barghathi has taken office at the Ministry of Defense headquarters in Al-Yarmuk Camp in Tripoli on Thursday. The Presidential Council posted Thursday on Facebook that the...

Libyan forces battle ISIS inside Ouagadougou after controlling Neighbourhood 700

  • 1 July 2016 - 14:16
Libyan forces battle ISIS inside Ouagadougou after controlling Neighbourhood 700

The Libyan forces led by Misurara brigades appointed under the command of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous have taken hold of Neighbourhood 700 and are now clashing with ISIS militants inside Ouagadougou halls compound. Sources from the Misurata forces told Libyan Express that ISIS terrorists are...

British Ambassador meets GNA’s Defense Minister

  • 30 June 2016 - 13:35
British Ambassador meets GNA’s Defense Minister

The British Ambassador to Libyan, Peter Millett, visited Tripoli on Wednesday and met with the Defense Minister of the Government of National Accord, Mihdi Al-Barghathi. On Twitter, Millett said he was pleased to discuss with Al-Barghathi the mutual interests between the UK and Libya and the...

Ben Gardane locals block roads to force Libyans back to Ras Ajdair border

  • 30 June 2016 - 13:12
Ben Gardane locals block roads to force Libyans back to Ras Ajdair border

A number of residents in the Tunisian district of Ben Gardane near the Libyan border Ras Ajdair have blocked the road that connects their district with the Libyan border. Eyewitnesses said the residents set fire to tyres and then started tossing stones at the Libyan cars, including...

Italian Coast Guard: 10 migrants drowned as dinghy capsizes off Libyan coast

  • 30 June 2016 - 11:39
Italian Coast Guard: 10 migrants drowned as dinghy capsizes off Libyan coast

Around 10 people have drowned and more than 100 others have been rescued when an inflatable boat carrying immigrants capsized 32km (20 miles) off Libya's coast. The Italian Coast Guard announced Thursday that the 10 migrants who died were all women. More than 64,000 migrants and refugees have...

Libyan Navy forces intercept an illicit oil vessel loaded with 5227 tons of diesel fuel

  • 29 June 2016 - 22:15
Libyan Navy forces intercept an illicit oil vessel loaded with 5227 tons of diesel fuel

The Libyan Navy forces said they intercepted an illicit oil vessel loaded with 5227 tons of diesel fuel 11 miles off Abu Kamash district. The spokesman of the Navy Force, Ayoub Qasim, said the vessel, named Temeteron, was taken to Tripoli port Wednesday with 5227 tons of diesel fuel...

Security situation prevents Russian companies from resuming work in Libya, Russian Ambassador said

  • 29 June 2016 - 18:00
Security situation prevents Russian companies from resuming work in Libya, Russian Ambassador said

The security situation in Libya prevents Russian companies from resuming their work in the Libyan country, Russia's Ambassador to Libya Ivan Molotkov told Sputnik. "Unfortunately, the security situation does not allow our economic operators to resume their work. Businessmen are so far traveling...

Three of the Libyan forces killed and 20 injured in Sirte Clashes

  • 29 June 2016 - 16:35
Three of the Libyan forces killed and 20 injured in Sirte Clashes

The media office of Misurata Central Hospital has announced that it received Wednesday three fighters from AL-Bunyan AL-Marsous forces, led by Misurata brigades appointed by the UN-backed GNA, killed in clashes with ISIS in Al-Suwawa frontline in Sirte. The hospital said also that it had...