Libya

US military “prepared” to train and equip Libya’s GNA against ISIS

  • 18 May 2016 - 09:30
US military “prepared” to train and equip Libya’s GNA against ISIS

The U.S. military is "prepared to support" a train-and-equip mission to fight the thousands of Islamic State militants in Libya when the Libyan government is ready for it, the head of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) said Tuesday. AFRICOM commander General Rodriguez added that Libya's internal...

Misurata forces are 70 km away from Sirte

  • 18 May 2016 - 08:57
Misurata forces are 70 km away from Sirte

The joint military operation room forces that are appointed by the Presidential Council and dubbed as (Albunyan Almarsous) announced late Tuesday that they controlled the area from Abu Grein Preserve to Al-Wishkah and Zamzam, some 70 km to the west of Sirte. Meanwhile, Misurata hospital...

Mogherini: EU support focuses on security, migration and humanitarian assistance

  • 17 May 2016 - 18:00
Mogherini: EU support focuses on security, migration and humanitarian assistance

The EU High Representative for foreign affairs, Federica Mogherini, said in her remarks following the Ministerial meeting for Libya held on Monday in Vienna, that the EU started to use the one hundred million Euros package that they have prepared. "Many of the projects that we identified with...

Misurata forces put grip on Al-Wishkah district, 25 km from Abu Grein

  • 17 May 2016 - 17:30
Misurata forces put grip on Al-Wishkah district, 25 km from Abu Grein

The forces of Misurata brigades, which are appointed under the joint military room's (Albunyan Almarsous) of the Presidential Council of the UN-backed Government of National Accord, announced the control of Al-Wishkah district that lies 25 km away from Abu Grein near Sirte, where ISIS militants...

Russia’s ambassador to Libya: Russia to ponder sending arms to GNA once UNSC decides

  • 17 May 2016 - 16:17
Russia’s ambassador to Libya: Russia to ponder sending arms to GNA once UNSC decides

The Russian ambassador to Libya, Evan Molotkov, said his country is ready to consider exporting weapons to Libya's UN-backed Government of National Accord if the UN Security Council exempted Libya from the ban on arms, whether entirely or partially. Speaking to RIA Novosti Tuesday, Molotkov...

Al-Serraj holds joint meetings with Qatar, Egypt, Algeria and Morocco’s ministers following Vienna talks

  • 17 May 2016 - 16:13
Al-Serraj holds joint meetings with Qatar, Egypt, Algeria and Morocco’s ministers following Vienna talks

The UN-backed Presidential Council’s Head, Fayez Al-Serraj, has met with the foreign ministers of Algeria, Qatar, Egypt, and the appointed Moroccan foreign minister following the Vienna summit that took place Monday. Al-Serraj and the Algerian minister, Abdelkader Messahel, discussed...

Tripoli Coast Guard rescues 112 immigrants off Libyan shores

  • 17 May 2016 - 14:44
Tripoli Coast Guard rescues 112 immigrants off Libyan shores

The Tripoli branch of the Libyan Coast Guard intercepted Tuesday a rickety boat filled with 112 illegal migrants off the Libyan coast, rescuing them to safety on Tripoli beaches. The Coast Guard said the 112 migrants were making their way to Italy in yet another death journey across the...

4 killed from Misurata forces by an ISIS land mine in Abu Grein

  • 17 May 2016 - 14:42
4 killed from Misurata forces by an ISIS land mine in Abu Grein

The media bureau of the UN-backed Presidential Council’s Joint Military Room and its forces appointed under the operation dubbed (Albunyan Almarsous) announced that 4 fighters were killed by a land mine of the terrorist groups of ISIS as the Misurata forces were advancing in Abu Grein...

An ISIS militant killed in Abu Grein clashes near Sirte

  • 17 May 2016 - 10:46
An ISIS militant killed in Abu Grein clashes near Sirte

Well-informed sources reported that one ISIS militant was killed in Ras Alhilal area in Abu Grein clashes western and southern western Sirte. "The terrorist killed was called Belqasim Ali Alshaari." Reported the local sources from Abu...

Al-Ghweil tells Salvation Governtment ministers not to obey Presidential Council Orders

  • 17 May 2016 - 10:01
Al-Ghweil tells Salvation Governtment ministers not to obey Presidential Council Orders

The Prime Minister of the Salvation Government, Khalifa Al-Ghweil, told the ministers not to obey the orders of the Presidential Council about taking over the work of all state institutions by the GNA ministers. Al-Ghweil said the orders of the PC are invalid and illegitimate, saying all...