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Dr. Benzeer denounces reluctance of UN envoy to Libya to name those who are destroying Tripoli

  • 25 April 2019 - 13:23
Dr. Benzeer denounces reluctance of UN envoy to Libya to name those who are destroying Tripoli

The Secretary General-designate of the Arab-European Center for Human Rights and International Law, Dr. Ramadan Benzeer, has urged the Head of the UNSMIL, Ghassan Salame, to name the party that is destroying Tripoli in the current fighting, denouncing what he described the "silence of the...

UNHCR evacuates 325 illegal migrants trapped in fighting in southern Tripoli

  • 25 April 2019 - 12:48
UNHCR evacuates 325 illegal migrants trapped in fighting in southern Tripoli

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has today evacuated some 325 refugees from the Qaser Ben Gasheer detention centre in southern Tripoli amid deteriorating security and escalating violence. The relocation, carried out together with IOM, was triggered by reports on Tuesday of the use of armed violence...

EU officials are hoping Trump would withdraw support of Libya’s warlord Haftar

  • 24 April 2019 - 17:53
EU officials are hoping Trump would withdraw support of Libya’s warlord Haftar

The Guardian said European officials are hoping Donald Trump’s surprise expression of support for the Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar can be reversed amid division in Washington over US policy on the north African country. Accirding to The Guardian, EU officials greeted Trump’s remarks...

High Council of State’s member urges Al-Sirraj to name countries supporting Haftar

  • 23 April 2019 - 21:00
High Council of State’s member urges Al-Sirraj to name countries supporting Haftar

The member of the High Council of State (HCS) Abdelrahman Al-Shater has called on the Presidential Council (PC) and its Head Fayez Al-Sirraj to name all the countries that are giving support for the offensive led by Khalifa Haftar against Tripoli.  Al-Shater said the PC is in need for political...

Battle for Libya’s capital after Trump’s call with Haftar will be very long

  • 23 April 2019 - 18:26
Abdulkader Assad

Amid retreats, hundreds of deaths and injuries as well as captives, Libya’s “weakman” Khalifa Haftar was barley surviving his ill-considered offensive of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, when he got the phone call that breathed life into him and thus his forces; hence making him the strongman...

President of the Libyan Democratic Party: Haftar targets civilians in Tripoli

  • 23 April 2019 - 17:26
President of the Libyan Democratic Party: Haftar targets civilians in Tripoli

It is rather sad that Khalifa Hafter’s militias bombard the civilians in Tripoli with impunity using rockets and heavy artillery while the whole world keeps conspicuously silent, said the President of the Democratic Party, Ahmed Shebani. Speaking to Libyan Express, Shebani questioned...

UN, WHO call for a ceasefire in Libya’s Tripoli

  • 23 April 2019 - 15:07
UN, WHO call for a ceasefire in Libya’s Tripoli

The World Health Organisation says 264 people have now died and 1,266 others have been injured in clashes between the eastern-based army and the UN-backed government’s forces around Libya’s capital Tripoli. The WHO and the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) have...

Death toll in Tripoli war reached over 254 as calm prevails in different frontlines

  • 22 April 2019 - 20:49
Death toll in Tripoli war reached over 254 as calm prevails in different frontlines

The death toll of the clashes in Tripoli has hit 254, and 1228 people have been injured, the World Health Organization said on Sunday. WHO added on Twitter that in the past week, its specialized emergency medical teams in frontline hospitals handled 89 major and 63 minor surgeries. "Our...

The Pope urges for peace in Libya

  • 22 April 2019 - 16:04
The Pope urges for peace in Libya

Pope Francis on Sunday urged world leaders to try again to bring peace to Libya and in Syria where millions of refugees and people displaced by conflict should be helped to return home. In his traditional Easter Sunday address to the faithful at the Vatican, where some 70,000 were gathered in...

Tripoli’s only functional airport resumes flights as Haftar’s spokesman vows more airstrikes tonight

  • 21 April 2019 - 20:30
Tripoli’s only functional airport resumes flights as Haftar’s spokesman vows more airstrikes tonight

The administration of the Mitiga Airport in Tripoli said Sunday that the only functional airport in the Libyan capital has reopened after it was temporarily shut down due to an air strike in the city by Khalifa Haftar's Air Force fighter jets. Mitiga airport, which was a former military...

Unicef: Half a million children affected by war in Tripoli

  • 21 April 2019 - 17:20
Unicef: Half a million children affected by war in Tripoli

  Escalating violence in the Libyan capital of Tripoli inflictede a negative impact on 500,000 children. Around 1,800 children are currently in desperate need of leaving the area while another 7,300 have been displaced from their houses after being hit with clashes. This was revealed...

Haftar’s fighter jets rock Tripoli’s residential areas

  • 21 April 2019 - 15:21
Haftar’s fighter jets rock Tripoli’s residential areas

Khalifa Haftar's Air Force jets carried out on early hours of Sunday several airstrikes on different locations in Tripoli, including Sabiaa and Ain Zara, allegedly targeting Government of National  Accord forces positions. According to eyewitnesses from Tripoli, Haftar's aircraft or unmanned...

Tripoli-allied forces push back Haftar’s forces in most violent clashes in Tripoli so far

  • 20 April 2019 - 21:14
Tripoli-allied forces push back Haftar’s forces in most violent clashes in Tripoli so far

Violent clashes broke out in the southern districts of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, as forces loyal to the country's UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) launched a counterattack to repel fighters allied to Khalifa Haftar. Residents of the city said they could hear sustained rocket...

Al-Sirraj lashes out at silence of international community as offensive on Tripoli toughens

  • 20 April 2019 - 13:30
Al-Sirraj lashes out at silence of international community as offensive on Tripoli toughens

The Head of the Libyan Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sirraj has condemned the "silence" of his international allies as opposing forces advance on the capital Tripoli. Fayez Al-Serraj told the BBC on Thursday that the Libyan people were starting to feel abandoned by the world as there had been no...

US President calls Haftar and tells him he is doing fine in fighting terrorism

  • 20 April 2019 - 13:11
US President calls Haftar and tells him he is doing fine in fighting terrorism

US President Donald Trump spoke by phone with Khalifa Haftar, the White House revealed Friday, as the Libyan warlord’s forces continued to push toward the heart of Tripoli with heavy shelling in the southern parts of the Libyan capital. A White House statement said Trump "recognized...

Libyan Military Prosecutor issues arrest warrant of Haftar

  • 18 April 2019 - 19:50
Libyan Military Prosecutor issues arrest warrant of Haftar

The Tripoli-based Military Prosecutor has issued arrest warrants of Khalifa Haftar and others under his command for war crimes and recruiting underaged boys in his attack on Tripoli.  The Military prosecutor also issued arrest warrants of six others; Abdelsalam Al-Hassi, Saqir Al-Juroushi,...

205 killed, 25.000 dispalced so far in Tripoli War

  • 18 April 2019 - 12:35
205 killed, 25.000 dispalced so far in Tripoli War

At least 205 people have been killed and more thaan 900 wounded in the battle for control of the Libyan capital Tripoli, the World Health Organization said Thursday. Fighting broke out on April 4 when Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive to take Tripoli, seat of the UN-recognised Government of...

UN envoy to Libya condemns indiscriminate shelling on Tripoli residential areas

  • 17 April 2019 - 15:29
UN envoy to Libya condemns indiscriminate shelling on Tripoli residential areas

The UN envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame, has condemned in the strongest terms the overnight heavy rocket shelling on the high-density residential neighbourhood of Abu Slim in Tripoli which resulted in scores of civilian deaths and injuries. "According to initial medical sources, civilian...

Tunisia detains French and European armed experts trying to cross border from Libya

  • 17 April 2019 - 13:18
Tunisia detains French and European armed experts trying to cross border from Libya

Tunisian authorities have detained 24 “armed Europeans” who recently crossed into the country from Libya, according to local officials. “An armed group consisting of 13 French nationals attempted to cross the border in 4x4 vehicles at the Ras Jedir crossing on Sunday,” Interior Minister...

UK drafts resolution at UN Security Council for immediate ceasefire in Tripoli

  • 16 April 2019 - 23:35
UK drafts resolution at UN Security Council for immediate ceasefire in Tripoli

A proposed UN resolution demands that all parties in Libya immediately de-escalate the fighting and commit to a ceasefire, with the number of displaced people in the battle for control of the capital Tripoli estimated at nearly 20,000. The British-drafted resolution, circulated to Security...