Libya

Tripoli residents take to public squares saying no to Haftar’s war on their city

  • 13 April 2019 - 12:38
Tripoli residents take to public squares saying no to Haftar’s war on their city

Thousands of people too to the Martyrs Square in downtown Tripoli on Friday afternoon denouncing and condemning Khalifa Haftar and his attack on their city, holding slogans that urges the international community to punish him for it.  Tripoli residents flocked to the public square at a time heavy...

Saudi Arabia funded Haftar’s war on Tripoli, WSJ says

  • 13 April 2019 - 12:17
Saudi Arabia funded Haftar’s war on Tripoli, WSJ says

Days before Libya's Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive on the country's capital, Tripoli, Saudi Arabia offered tens of millions of dollars to help pay for the operation, the Wall Street Journal has reported. The offer came during a visit by Haftar to the Saudi capital, Riyadh, ahead of his...

EU demands Haftar end offensive and withdraw forces from Tripoli immediately

  • 11 April 2019 - 21:38
EU demands Haftar end offensive and withdraw forces from Tripoli immediately

Mogherini (Photo: Internet)  The European Union urged the forces of Khalifa Haftar on Thursday to stop their offensive on the Libyan capital Tripoli. The statement from EU's top diplomat, Federica Mogherini, had been held up for a day as France and Italy sparred over how to handle the...

The Philippines imposes total ban on workers’ deployment to Libya

  • 11 April 2019 - 16:04
The Philippines imposes total ban on workers’ deployment to Libya

The Philippine government again imposed a total deployment ban of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) to the Libyan capital of Tripoli and nearby areas on Wednesday, April 10. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said that the decision was made when the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration...

France blocks EU call to stop Haftar’s war on Tripoli

  • 11 April 2019 - 13:51
France blocks EU call to stop Haftar’s war on Tripoli

France on Wednesday blocked a European Union statement calling on Khalifa Haftar to halt his eastern forces’ offensive in Libya, diplomatic sources told Reuters. The draft statement, seen by Reuters, would have said that the military attack launched by Haftar on Tripoli was “endangering the...

Hit-and-run clashes in Yarmouk camp and Tripoli International Airport

  • 10 April 2019 - 20:36
Hit-and-run clashes in Yarmouk camp and Tripoli International Airport

Heavy clashes are taking place in two of the most violent frontlines in the fighting between the forces loyal to the Government of National Accord (GNA) and Khalifa Haftar's forces, which are attacking the Libyan capital on the pretext of "liberating it from terrorist."  The clashes in Yarmouk...

Libya’s Interior Ministry: Haftar recruits children for war on Tripoli

  • 10 April 2019 - 14:33
Libya’s Interior Ministry: Haftar recruits children for war on Tripoli

The Interior Ministry of the Government of National Accord in Tripoli has posted a video of underaged boys captured from the forces attacking Tripoli under the command of Khalifa Haftar. The photos and videos show boys who are just 16 and 17 years old caught in the fighting on the outskirts of...

UN delays Libyan National Conference amid war on Tripoli

  • 9 April 2019 - 21:07
UN delays Libyan National Conference amid war on Tripoli

UN envoy Ghassan Salame said Tuesday the National Conference in Ghadames will be delayed given the current war in Tripoli. "The decision to hold the National Conference had been made on the basis that the situation had matured, and that the necessary conditions had been met to enable an...

UN Secretary General condemns airstrikes on Mitiga airport, calls for end of fighting in Tripoli

  • 9 April 2019 - 13:43
UN Secretary General condemns airstrikes on Mitiga airport, calls for end of fighting in Tripoli

The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has strongly condemned the military escalation and ongoing fighting in and around Tripoli, including the aerial attack today by Haftar's forces aircraft on Mitiga airport.  "The Secretary-General urges the immediate halt of all military operations in...

Gunmen believed to be linked to ISIS execute two, kidnap one in Libya’s Fuqaha town

  • 9 April 2019 - 13:35
Gunmen believed to be linked to ISIS execute two, kidnap one in Libya’s Fuqaha town

As fighting continues in Tripoli, a group said to be loyal to ISIS terrorists attacked the town of Fuqaha, in Jufra city, killing three people and kidnapping another before leaving, residents said. Fuqaha is controlled by fighters loyal to Khalifa Haftar, whose forces are now focused on attacking...

UN delegate to Libya condemns Haftar’s air raid on Tripoli’s Mitiga airport

  • 8 April 2019 - 21:00
UN delegate to Libya condemns Haftar’s air raid on Tripoli’s Mitiga airport

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya Ghassan Salame condemns the aerial attack today by LNA aircraft against Meitiga airport, the capital’s only functioning airport that is available for civilian use. As such, this attack constitutes a...

EU foreign ministers meet in Brussels to condemn Haftar’s offensive on Tripoli

  • 8 April 2019 - 13:15
EU foreign ministers meet in Brussels to condemn Haftar’s offensive on Tripoli

EU foreign ministers are meeting in Brussels to condemn an assault on Tripoli by the Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar and call for all sides to revert to UN-led political discussions about the riven country’s future. The UK foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, singled out Haftar for criticism ahead of...

US demands Haftar stop his offensive on Tripoli

  • 8 April 2019 - 12:40
US demands Haftar stop his offensive on Tripoli

The United States is deeply concerned about fighting near Tripoli. "We have made clear that we oppose the military offensive by Khalifa Haftar's forces and urge the immediate halt to these military operations against the Libyan capital." The US Department of State said in a statement on...

Fighting for Tripoli kills 21, injures 27 so far, Health Ministry says

  • 7 April 2019 - 20:08
Fighting for Tripoli kills 21, injures 27 so far, Health Ministry says

Libya's UN-backed Government of National Accord's (GNA) Health Ministry said Sunday 21 people have been killed and 27 wounded in fighting near the capital, Tripoli. This comes as the UNSMIL called for a two-hour truce so casualties and civilians could be evacuated. In the meantime, fighting is...

Tripoli-based Libyan Army launches military operation to defeat Haftar’s forces

  • 7 April 2019 - 13:45
Tripoli-based Libyan Army launches military operation to defeat Haftar’s forces

The spokesman for the Libyan Army of the Presidential Council's government Mohammed Gununu has announced the launch of Burkan Al-Ghadab (Volcano of Rage) military operation in order to defeat the "coup forces" of Khalifa Haftar in the entire country.    This is breaking news. More to come...

US AFRICOM withdraws its military presence from Libya amid war on Tripoli

  • 7 April 2019 - 13:20
US AFRICOM withdraws its military presence from Libya amid war on Tripoli

U.S. forces in Libya have been evacuated for their safety in connection with the deteriorating security situation in the country, which now has U.S. Africa Command conducting “prudent military planning” as it assesses the situation, the military said Sunday. “Due to increased unrest in...

Turkey issues travel warning to Libya

  • 7 April 2019 - 13:16
Turkey issues travel warning to Libya

Turkey's Foreign Ministry on Sunday issued a warning for its citizens traveling Libya after the recent clashes in the country. "Considering the developments in Libya and especially the conflicts around Tripoli, it is recommended that our citizens who plan to travel to Libya should follow the...

Tripoli’s battle rages on as Human Rights Watch warns of violations

  • 6 April 2019 - 18:39
Tripoli’s battle rages on as Human Rights Watch warns of violations

All forces taking part in fighting around Libya’s capital, Tripoli, should take all necessary action to minimize civilian harm and abide by the laws of war, Human Rights Watch said late on Friday. "Fighters led by General Khalifa Hiftar, known as the Libyan National Army (LNA), have a...

Libya’s western Air Force strikes Haftar’s forces positioned in Mizda, Sooq Al-Khamis

  • 6 April 2019 - 12:36
Libya’s western Air Force strikes Haftar’s forces positioned in Mizda, Sooq Al-Khamis

The Air Force of the western region has issued a statement saying it has carried out airstrikes on the gatherings of Khalifa Haftar's forces in the camp of Mizda in southern Gharyan city and on the positions of Haftar's forces in Sooq Al-Khamis area.  The Air Force, which is the under the command...

Fighting intensified between Haftar and Tripoli forces as UNSC, G7 demand halt of operations

  • 6 April 2019 - 11:40
Fighting intensified between Haftar and Tripoli forces as UNSC, G7 demand halt of operations

G7 countries and the United Nations have condemned the continued fighting in Libya's western region and on the outskirts of Tripoli as forces from the east of the country under Khalifa Haftar's command march on the capital. The G7 group of rich countries urged all parties "to immediately halt all...