Libya

Libyan forces foil IS suicide car bombs, advance into final positions in Sirte

  • 17 August 2016 - 17:23
Libyan forces foil IS suicide car bombs, advance into final positions in Sirte

IS militants in Sirte have carried out nine suicide bombings in one day in a failed bid to hold a central district of Sirte, pro-government forces said Wednesday. The attacks on Tuesday in the coastal city left 10 pro-government fighters dead and 82 wounded, said Reda Issa, a spokesman for...

Libyan forces to appoint military governor to rule Sirte when IS fully rooted out

  • 17 August 2016 - 09:31
Libyan forces to appoint military governor to rule Sirte when IS fully rooted out

The spokesman of the Libyan forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous, Muhammad Al-Ghasri, announced that the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) will appoint a military leader to govern the city of Sirte after the fight ends and after IS militants are eradicated. Al-Ghasri told Bloomberg...

The Libyan Forces comb through Neighbourhood 2 in Sirte after defeating IS militants and snipers in there.

  • 16 August 2016 - 21:08
The Libyan Forces comb through Neighbourhood 2 in Sirte after defeating IS militants and snipers in there.

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Libyan forces liberate key Neighbourhood 2 in Sirte

  • 16 August 2016 - 16:49
Libyan forces liberate key Neighbourhood 2 in Sirte

The Libyan forces of Al-Bunyan AL-Marsous appointed by the UN-backed Government of National Accord and led by Misurata forces announced Tuesday their full control of Neighbourhood 2, saying they defeated IS militants in there and left most of them dead, while others ran to their last harbours...

Libya’s Intelligence refutes Corriere della Sera’s claims that Italy paid €13m to free Italians from Sabratha

  • 16 August 2016 - 09:12
Libya’s Intelligence refutes Corriere della Sera’s claims that Italy paid €13m to free Italians from Sabratha

The Head of the Libyan Intelligence Department in the capital, Tripoli, Mustafa Noah, has declined the allegations of the Italian corriere della sera newspaper that Italy ransomed the Italian hostages out of Libya with a sum worth 13 million euros. "Libyan intelligence affirmed it was...

Tunisian IS leader Abu Nassim named as head of IS cell in Italy

  • 16 August 2016 - 08:59
Tunisian IS leader Abu Nassim named as head of IS cell in Italy

The Italian newspaper "Corriere della Sera" revealed, on Saturday, that the intelligence bodies of the Government of National Accord (GNA), during a raid on a stronghold of ISIS in Sirte area - Ouagadougou Conference Halls Complex - found documents containing names of their fighters in the...

The West fears IS militants might escape and regroup in southern Libya

  • 15 August 2016 - 11:22
The West fears IS militants might escape and regroup in southern Libya

IS fighters fleeing their Libyan stronghold of Sirte are seeking to cross the border into neighboring countries or possibly regroup in southern towns to fight again, Western and local officials say. The extremists have headed to the long, porous border that Libya shares with Algeria and...

Libyan forces inform Italy of IS militants residing in Milan to carry out terror attacks

  • 14 August 2016 - 19:46
Libyan forces inform Italy of IS militants residing in Milan to carry out terror attacks

The Italian newspaper "Corriere della Sera" revealed, on Saturday, that the intelligence bodies of the Government of National Accord (GNA), during a raid on a stronghold of ISIS in Sirte area - Ouagadougou Conference Halls Complex - found documents containing names of their fighters in the...

Libyan forces foil IS suicide attack, lose 4 fighters as battle rages on

  • 14 August 2016 - 17:16
Libyan forces foil IS suicide attack, lose 4 fighters as battle rages on

The Libyan forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous military operation in Sirte have announced that they foiled an attempt by IS militants to explode two booby-trapped vehicles in the positions they control in Sirte. This comes as the media office said on Sunday that 4 fighters were killed and others...

Turkey: Libya’s crisis is political, it needs peaceful dialogue without foreign intervention

  • 14 August 2016 - 16:24
Turkey: Libya’s crisis is political, it needs peaceful dialogue without foreign intervention

The Turkish delegate to Libya and vice prime minister, Emrullah İşler, negated his country’s interst in meddling into Libya’s internal affairs saying Turkey sees the dialogue and political agreement as the only way out of the current Libyan crisis. Talking to the Turkish newspaper, Daily...