Posts Tagged ‘Benghazi’

In Libya’s Benghazi, man breaks police car window to regain sized smuggled money

  • 2 January 2019 - 21:34
In Libya’s Benghazi, man breaks police car window to regain sized smuggled money

A man known as a money smuggler in Benghazi has been seen on the Benina airport CCTV camera tapes dashing into a police car and breaking its window to retrieve a million euros he was smuggling though the Benghazi-Based airport but seized by the customs.  Police at the airport intercepted the man...

Benghazi in a standstill de to heavy rain water

  • 5 December 2018 - 12:47
Benghazi in a standstill de to heavy rain water

Several eastern Libyan oil ports including Es Sider and Ras Lanuf have closed due to bad weather, a port engineer said on Wednesday. A tanker had been trying to dock at the Es Sider terminal, but was unable to load, the engineer said. The airport in the main eastern city of Benghazi has also...

Libya’s eastern authorities say suspects in killing of US teacher arrested

  • 22 November 2018 - 18:20
Libya’s eastern authorities say suspects in killing of US teacher arrested

Authorities in eastern Libya said Thursday they have taken into custody suspects in the 2013 killing of a U.S. chemistry teacher in Benghazi, and that more suspects would be tried over the deadly attack a year earlier that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans there. The...

Three electricity company workers killed by landmine in Benghazi

  • 27 October 2018 - 16:24
Three electricity company workers killed by landmine in Benghazi

Three people working for Libya's state electricity company were killed in a landmine explosion on Saturday in the eastern city of Benghazi, according to a Libyan spokesman.   The blast took place during maintenance works for electricity lines in Benghazi's western district of Al-Qawarishah,...

Libya’s state oil firm delays Benghazi conference over attack on its Tripoli HQ

  • 4 October 2018 - 17:20
Libya’s state oil firm delays Benghazi conference over attack on its Tripoli HQ

Libya’s state oil company National Oil Corp (NOC) said on Wednesday it had postponed a conference in the eastern city of Benghazi for 15 days following an attack on its Tripoli headquarters last month. The three-day conference, to be held in Libya’s second-largest city, is aimed at allowing...

Benghazi’s former mayor reportedly kidnapped

  • 2 October 2018 - 21:48
Benghazi’s former mayor reportedly kidnapped

Sources from Lamloud Land neighborhood in eastern Libyan city of Benghazi reported that the former mayor of the city Ahmed Areibi had been kidnapped from his house, along with his son.  Areibi's sister said on her facebook page after the kidnap on Tuesday that the mayor and his son were...

Abu Khattala sentenced to 22 years in US prison over Benghazi 2012 attack

  • 27 June 2018 - 22:08
Abu Khattala sentenced to 22 years in US prison over Benghazi 2012 attack

A Libyan national, Ahmed Abu Khattala, convicted in the deadly 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans was sentenced to 22 years in prison Wednesday by a federal judge in Washington. A jury in November acquitted Ahmed Abu Khattala, 47, of murder and...

Car bomb rocks Libya’s Benghazi, over 6 people killed and scores wounded

  • 25 May 2018 - 03:15
Car bomb rocks Libya’s Benghazi, over 6 people killed and scores wounded

Photos and videos circulated on social media showed a car bomb explosion that took place at Jamal Abdelnasser Street in Benghazi. Al-Jalaa Hospital in Benghazi confirmed the explosion and said it has so far received over 6 killed persons and 20 injuries from the explosion seen near Tibisti...

Family: Wissam Bin Hamid was killed in Benghazi fighting

  • 30 April 2018 - 17:44
Family: Wissam Bin Hamid was killed in Benghazi fighting

The family of Wissam Bin Hamid has announced he was killed by the self-styled army airstrikes in Benghazi. Local media in Libya aired Monday afternoon a presser for the family of Bin Hamid, in which they said their son was killed during clashes in BuSanib frontline by an injury he suffered in an...

Syrian goods arrive in Libya’s Benghazi for shopping exhibition

  • 23 April 2018 - 16:44
Syrian goods arrive in Libya’s Benghazi for shopping exhibition

Syrian goods arrived in Benghazi port onboard a shipping ship to take part in Benghazi-hosted “Made in Syria” shopping exhibition. The exhibition will host over 100 Syrian companies, according to the Head of Libyan business owners council in Benghazi Fawziya Al-Furjani. Furjani added that...

Car bombing targets chief of Staff of eastern Libya self-styled army

  • 18 April 2018 - 16:09
Car bombing targets chief of Staff of eastern Libya self-styled army

  A car bomb hit the convoy of the chief of staff of the Libyan eastern self-styled army, Abdelrazik Al-Nadori.   The car bombing took place at the Si Khalifa checkpoint in east of Benghazi, local media reported.   According to the reports on the local media,...

Former commander of military backup of eastern Libyan forces shot in Benghazi

  • 8 April 2018 - 22:31
Former commander of military backup of eastern Libyan forces shot in Benghazi

The former commander of the Operation Dignity's military backup brigade Salah Bu Laghib has been shot in the stomach and three of his armed companions were injured.  Bu Laghib and the three injured men were sent to Al-Jalaa Hospital, a source from the hospital in Benghazi said, adding that Bu...

Libya east forces say Tripoli SDF handed over Benghazi fighters detained in Tripoli

  • 23 March 2018 - 15:17
Libya east forces say Tripoli SDF handed over Benghazi fighters detained in Tripoli

The media outlets and social media of east-based Libya self-styled army led by Khalifa Haftar claimed Thursday that the Tripoli-based Special Deterrence Force (SDF) handed over fighters from the Benghazi Defence Brigades (BDB) who were detained in Mitiga prison.   The media...

US hunts Benghazi consulate attack-linked terrorists in east Libya

  • 7 March 2018 - 22:36
US hunts Benghazi consulate attack-linked terrorists in east Libya

The US spy aircraft Havilland Canada Dash-8s carried out Monday a mission of surveillance above the eastern Libyan region to hunt "terrorists and individuals linked to the attack on US consulate in Benghazi in 2012." The Drive revealed. The American website also reported that Dash-8s flew the...

Libyan actress Nour Al-Kadiki takes a beating from Benghazi army fighters

  • 24 February 2018 - 20:34
Libyan actress Nour Al-Kadiki takes a beating from Benghazi army fighters

The Libyan actress Nour Al-Kadiki has been assaulted by a group of fighters from the so-called Libyan National Army led by Khalifa Haftar in Benghazi.   Al-Kadiki is a movie and soap opera actress who works in Libya and in Egypt and has been lately famous for a number of roles...

Another Benghazi mosque bombing, two killed and 140 injured

  • 10 February 2018 - 12:09
Another Benghazi mosque bombing, two killed and 140 injured

Two explosive devices placed in Saad Ben Obada mosque in Benghazi's Majouri area rocked the peacefulness of the city and killed 2 people and injured over 140. The bombing was not claimed by anyone, while the US, UN, Turkey and other countries and organizations condemned the mosque bombing in...

Al-Werfalli released after one-day long investigation

  • 8 February 2018 - 12:21
Al-Werfalli released after one-day long investigation

The media office of Al-Saiqa Force of Operation Dignity forces led by Khalifa Haftar in eastern Libya announced Thursday that Mahmoud Al-Werfalli was released today after finishing the investigation on war crimes with him. Mahmoud Al-Werfalli, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court...

Disturbing video shows children mimicking Libya ICC-wanted killer Al-Werfalli

  • 3 February 2018 - 21:32
Disturbing video shows children mimicking Libya ICC-wanted killer Al-Werfalli

A shocking video was posted online and went viral over the last two days in Libya showing a group of kids re-acting a scene from the crime of Mahmoud Al-Werfalli, Libyan east-based fighters, in which he killed 10 prisoners using his machine gun.   The footage shows six boys...

Human Rights Watch: Haftar-led forces prevent Benghazi IDPs from return

  • 1 February 2018 - 13:48
Human Rights Watch: Haftar-led forces prevent Benghazi IDPs from return

Armed groups in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi are preventing thousands of internally displaced families from returning to their homes in that city, Human Rights Watch reported on Thursday. HRW explained that the armed groups, some loyal to “Libyan National Army forces (LNA)” [Operation...

WHO condemns Benghazi bombings, vows health support for the injured

  • 27 January 2018 - 15:40
WHO condemns Benghazi bombings, vows health support for the injured

World Health Organization (WHO) strongly condemned the double car bombing in Al-Salmani district in Benghazi on 23 January 2018 which killed and injured scores of civilians. WHO extended in a statement on Friday its condolences to the victims' families and renewed its humanitarian commitment to...