Libya

Three killed, nine injured as Misurata forces controlled Al-Saadi Brigade in Sirte

  • 6 June 2016 - 11:07
Three killed, nine injured as Misurata forces controlled Al-Saadi Brigade in Sirte

The emergency and accidents department in Misurata hospital said it had received three bodies and nine injuries from Misurata forces due to Sunday clashes with ISIS terrorists. The Head of media office at the hospital, Abdelaziz Essa, said Sunday that the dead bodies and the injuries have...

Kobler urges Libyans to renounce division in Ramadan

  • 6 June 2016 - 10:53
Kobler urges Libyans to renounce division in Ramadan

The UN delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, said all Libyans must renounce division, saying Ramadan is the time for charity, reconciliation, and forgiveness. Kobler urged in a tweet Monday Libyans to be united and to discard conflicts in the holy month of...

Dignity Operation warplanes strike Wadi Al-Naga in Derna

  • 5 June 2016 - 17:37
Dignity Operation warplanes strike Wadi Al-Naga in Derna

Sources from Derna Mujaheddeen Shura Council reported that Dignity Operation (Karama) warplanes shelled Sunday evening Wadi Al-Naga area near Derna's stadium at the city's western entrance. This shelling come following another airstrike carried by Dignity Operation air force, led by Khalifa...

Al-Hassi: Oil Facilities Guard and Ajdabia forces to enter Sirte any minute

  • 5 June 2016 - 16:19
Al-Hassi: Oil Facilities Guard and Ajdabia forces to enter Sirte any minute

The spokesman of the Oil Facilities Guard, Ali Al-Hassi, said the operations room of their forces and Ajdabia border forces, led by Abu Thafeirah, are being mobilized ahead of a total offensive on ISIS inside Sirte, saying they are waiting for the GNA's go-ahead. Al-Hassi also mentioned that...

Misurata forces take the battle to Sirte beaches

  • 5 June 2016 - 10:40
Misurata forces take the battle to Sirte beaches

The GNA-appointed military operation, Albunyan Almarsous (Steadfastness) opened a new fight frontline from the sea Saturday y fixing heavy artillery on boats and trawlers off Sirte shores. Press Solidarity reported that the Misurata Coast Guard sent patrols off the Sirte Shores to prevent...

Al-Barghathi rejects decision to dissolve the Special Missions Unit and Security Backup Unit

  • 5 June 2016 - 10:14
Al-Barghathi rejects decision to dissolve the Special Missions Unit and Security Backup Unit

The Defense Minister of the Government of National Accord, Al-Mahdi Al-Barghathi, rejected the order of Al-Thinni government to dissolve the Special Missions Unit and the Security Backup Unit of the military intelligence, saying the order is unjustified. Al-Barghathi added that those...

Al-Thinni government’s Interior Ministry shuts down Special Missions Unit

  • 4 June 2016 - 20:28
Al-Thinni government’s Interior Ministry shuts down Special Missions Unit

The Interior Minister of Al-Thinni government of the Tobruk-based HoR, Muhammad Al-Fakhiry, decided to shut down the Special Missions Unit (SMU), which is headed by Faraj Gayeem. The decision ordered all the volunteering fighters in the SMU to join and be part, along with all the SMU's...

Spokesman of Albunyan Almarsous falsifies existence of British and Italian forces in Sirte clashes

  • 4 June 2016 - 19:52
Spokesman of Albunyan Almarsous falsifies existence of British and Italian forces in Sirte clashes

Th spokesman of the UN-backed GNA's military operation Albunyan Almarsous, Muhammad Al-Ghasri, said there are no foreign troops or military experts with the forces battling ISIS in Sirte, refuting all news that said there are Italian and British troops on the ground with them. Al-Ghasri also...

Breaking News: Misurata forces take hold of Al-Gurdabiyah base in Sirte

  • 4 June 2016 - 13:46
Breaking News: Misurata forces take hold of Al-Gurdabiyah base in Sirte

Sources from media outlets reported that Misurata forces have taken hold of Al-Gurdabiyah base in Sirte, and pushed ISIS militants back inside Sirte's center. This news comes after Misurata forces have had hold of Abu Hadi, Arrawagha road and Checkpoint 40 southern...

UN Security Council seeks more assurances from GNA to lift arms ban

  • 4 June 2016 - 12:39
UN Security Council seeks more assurances from GNA to lift arms ban

The UN Security Council is seeking assurances from Libya’s unity government that new weapons will not fall into the wrong hands before it can authorize the purchases, diplomats said Friday. Britain, Egypt, Italy, the United States and Russia were among 25 countries that agreed at a meeting...