Libya

Pro-Haftar brigade seizes control of key military base in south Libya

  • 9 December 2016 - 16:07
Pro-Haftar brigade seizes control of key military base in south Libya

Forces of Brigade 12 Infantry, led by Mohammed Ben Nayel, who is affiliated with the Khalifa Haftar's Operation Dignity forces controlled Thursday night Barak Al-Shati military base, according to the so-called General Command of Haftar's forces. The Ben Nayel-led forces gained control of the...

Haftar’s warplanes strike Al-Jufra airbase, kill one, injure 14 GNA Defence Ministry forces

  • 8 December 2016 - 20:48
Haftar’s warplanes strike Al-Jufra airbase, kill one, injure 14 GNA Defence Ministry forces

Fighter aircraft loyal to Khalifa Haftar's Operation Dignity forces carried out Thursday two airstrikes on Al-Jufra military airbase, which is used as a headquarters by the Defense Benghazi Brigades and the rest of the new coalition of forces led by the Defence Minister of the Government of...

Over 260 IS fighters’ corpses recovered from Sirte after liberation

  • 8 December 2016 - 20:36
Over 260 IS fighters’ corpses recovered from Sirte after liberation

A security source from the Crime Fight Unit at Misurata Security Department said they recovered 230 corpses from the city of Sirte in two days span in coordination with the Libyan Red Crescent. It added that the bodies were for IS terrorists thrown on the roads in Jizah neighbourhood,...

CEO of Libyan Airlines released after 47 days of kidnap

  • 8 December 2016 - 19:47
CEO of Libyan Airlines released after 47 days of kidnap

The spokesman of the Libyan Airlines Company, Saad Bukhawa, has confirmed the release of the CEO of the company, Fathi Al-Shatti, after 47 days of abduction. "Al-Shatti was released on Wednesday and he is very well." Bukhatwa added. He told the press that the CEO will hold a presser on...

Haftar has been on top-secret visit to Egypt, now he is in Jordan looking for military backup

  • 7 December 2016 - 19:47
Haftar has been on top-secret visit to Egypt, now he is in Jordan looking for military backup

The leader of the Operation Dignity in eastern Libya, Khalifa Haftar, has finished a top-secret visit to Egypt after being there for three or four days, according to Sada Al-Balad Egyptian newspaper. According to Sada Al-Balad, Haftar left Egypt Wednesday and headed to Jordan on a private...

Conflicting news about capture of key Essidra oil terminal by GNA-backed forces

  • 7 December 2016 - 19:35
Conflicting news about capture of key Essidra oil terminal by GNA-backed forces

Sources from the Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) forces led by Ibrahim Jodran said they, together with the Defence Ministry forces of the Government of National Accord have gained control of the key oil terminal of Essidra and they are moving towards Ras Lanuf. The forces of the GNA Defence...

Car bomb explodes in Benghazi

  • 7 December 2016 - 19:07
Car bomb explodes in Benghazi

A car bomb exploded near Saiqa Camp of Haftar's forces in #Benghazi, five injured so...

Fight for oil crescent region breaks out between GNA and Haftar forces

  • 7 December 2016 - 12:49
Fight for oil crescent region breaks out between GNA and Haftar forces

Clashes between Government of National Accord's Defence Ministry forces and Khalifa Haftar's Operation Dignity forces have broken out in the districts of Ben Jawad and Noufiliya in the oil crescent region. Sources told the Libyan Express that the forces led by the Defence Minister of the GNA,...

Tunisia’s President says would like to help Libya evade division

  • 7 December 2016 - 12:07
Tunisia’s President says would like to help Libya evade division

The Tunisian President, Beiji Caid Essebsi, said his country wishes that Libya's unity process can take effect as soon as possible, saying Tunisia is ready to provide any assistance along with Libya's neighbouring countries, Algeria and Egypt. In an interview with Euronews, Essebsi said Tuesday...

Kobler told the UNSC: Alternative to unity in Libya is “chaos”

  • 7 December 2016 - 10:55
Kobler told the UNSC: Alternative to unity in Libya is “chaos”

The UN delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, on Tuesday reported to the UN Security Council that the implementation of a political agreement in Libya has been stalled, saying that the deal has entered into a stalemate and "much more should have happened." The statement came as the special...