Libya

Second day of dialogue kicks off in Tunis, unified army on the table

  • 17 July 2016 - 15:41
Second day of dialogue kicks off in Tunis, unified army on the table

The UN is set to host a second day of talks on Libya with the aim of creating a "unified" army in a country wracked by internal divisions and a jihadist threat. The organisation brokered a power-sharing deal last year to form a Government of National Accord (GNA), but the body is still...

Benghazi Defense Brigades advance toward Benghazi

  • 16 July 2016 - 19:02
Benghazi Defense Brigades advance toward Benghazi

The media wing of the Defense Benghazi Brigades, Boshra Agency, said Saturday the forces of the brigades are advancing toward Benghazi steadily and have seized a number of vehicles from the Dignity Operation forces, who abandoned their weapons and escaped from many areas where the brigades...

UNSMIL: Libyan parties sit around the political dialogue table in Tunisia

  • 16 July 2016 - 15:21
UNSMIL: Libyan parties sit around the political dialogue table in Tunisia

The UNSMIL has announced that a consultation and deliberation meeting between the parties will take place in Tunisia's capital on Saturday and Sunday as part of a renewed round of the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA). The UNSMIL said that the meeting, which was supposed to kick off at...

Libyan forces take hold of Ouagadougou Halls, say liberation is nearing

  • 16 July 2016 - 09:20
Libyan forces take hold of Ouagadougou Halls, say liberation is nearing

The Libyan forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous announced controlling the last hideouts of ISIS militants in Sirte; Ouagadougou Halls Compound and Ibn Sina Hospital in down town Sirte. The Libyan forces appointed by Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous operation and led by Misurata forces said 7 fighters were...

Presidential Council denounces attempt to assassinate Al-Barghathi

  • 14 July 2016 - 18:48
Presidential Council denounces attempt to assassinate Al-Barghathi

The Presidential Council of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) issued a statement Thursday condemning the attempt to assassinate the Defense Minister, Mihdi Al-Barghathi last night. The PC said it congratulates the defense minister for surviving the cowardly attempt and...

Demonstrations in support of Benghazi Defense Brigades

  • 14 July 2016 - 18:41
Demonstrations in support of Benghazi Defense Brigades

A number of people took to the street in many Libyan cities such as Misurata, Tripoli, and Sabha, in a demonstration to speak out their support for the Benghazi Defense Brigades. The demonstrators stood in the squares with slogans in support of the Benghazi Defense Brigades, which are formed by...

Dignity Operation warplanes bomb Seedi Azeez in Derna

  • 14 July 2016 - 18:07
Dignity Operation warplanes bomb Seedi Azeez in Derna

Sources from Derna city said Dignity Operation (Karama) warplanes bombed Thursday morning a number of houses in Seedi Azeez neighbourhood. The sources explained that the shelling caused no casualties in the neighbourhood, but destroyed a number of houses as the area is considered stuffed...

Maltese Foreign Minister: Haftar is the elephant in the room in Libya

  • 14 July 2016 - 16:00
Maltese Foreign Minister: Haftar is the elephant in the room in Libya

Maltese foreign minister George Vella described as untrustworthy reports that British, French, US and Italian forces are coordinating air strikes in support of a renegade general in eastern Libya. Air traffic control recordings obtained by the investigative online news portal Middle East Eye...

ISIS in Sirte reduced to 300 militants only, says Libyan forces, official

  • 14 July 2016 - 12:08
ISIS in Sirte reduced to 300 militants only, says Libyan forces, official

The Head of the Media office of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous operation, which is formed from different Libyan forces and led by Misurata forces, Muhammad Al-Ghasri, said ISIS has been left with nearly 300 militants, a number of mortars, a tank, and some medium weapons only. Talking to the Italian...

GNA’s Defense Minister Al-Barghathi escapes assassination in Benghazi

  • 14 July 2016 - 11:59
GNA’s Defense Minister Al-Barghathi escapes assassination in Benghazi

The Defense Minister of the Government of National Accord, Mihdi Al-Barghathi has escaped an assassination attempt by a bomb car exploding next to his motorcade when he was leaving the premises of 204 Brigade in Benghazi. The explosion of the car bomb injured one of the Brigade's fighters...