Posts Tagged ‘Derna’

Human Rights Watch demands Haftar’s forces end siege of civilians in Libya’s Derna

  • 24 February 2019 - 02:10
Human Rights Watch demands Haftar’s forces end siege of civilians in Libya’s Derna

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on forces loyal to Libya’s east-based Interim Government and led by Khalifa Haftar to allow aid and medical workers into the Old City neighborhood of Derna. HRW added on its Friday report that it had cited credible reports of civilians being “trapped in...

UN voices grave concern over humanitarian violations in Libya’s Derna

  • 11 February 2019 - 20:21
UN voices grave concern over humanitarian violations in Libya’s Derna

Since 2 February, fighting in the old city of Derna intensified, and reportedly resulted in substantial numbers of civilian casualties. While it remains impossible to verify casualty numbers, the UN have received credible reports of the deaths of at least four women and three infants since last...

Libya’s eastern forces apprehend Egyptian Al-Qaeda-affiliate in Derna

  • 8 October 2018 - 21:02
Libya’s eastern forces apprehend Egyptian Al-Qaeda-affiliate in Derna

The self-styled army in eastern Libya led by Khalifa Haftar has arrested an Egyptian former military officer accused of being behind a string of high-profile attacks in Egypt, according to the announcement made by Haftar's forces spokesperson Ahmed Al-Mismari. The Egyptian man named Hesham...

In broad daylight, east Libya “army forces” kill unarmed civilians by barrage of gunfire

  • 13 June 2018 - 16:23
In broad daylight, east Libya “army forces” kill unarmed civilians by barrage of gunfire

The fighters of the self-styled army in eastern Libya led by Khalifa Haftar have killed two unarmed civilians in broad daylight in Derna amid tens of peer fighters chanting and applauding saying "Allah Akbar." A video posted on social media shows the graphic moment when fighters for the...

Amnesty International demands Haftar protect civilians and lift siege on Libya’s Derna

  • 11 June 2018 - 22:10
Amnesty International demands Haftar protect civilians and lift siege on Libya’s Derna

Amnesty International urged the leader of what it described as the Libyan National Army (LNA), Khalifa Haftar, and all parties involved in the fighting to urgently open humanitarian corridors to give impartial assistance and save the lives of civilians still trapped in the city as the army...

Military operations of Haftar’s forces will “liberate” Tripoli and Misrata after Derna, spokesman says

  • 10 June 2018 - 20:55
Military operations of Haftar’s forces will “liberate” Tripoli and Misrata after Derna, spokesman says

The spokesman for the Omar al-Mukhtar Operations Room of the self-proclaimed army of Khalifa Haftar, Abdelkarim Sabra, said they are about to k=liberate Derna in east Libya from what he described as terrorism, adding that their forces will continue military actions throughout all of Libya. Sabra...

Derna security chief captured by rival force in east Libya

  • 8 June 2018 - 05:00
Derna security chief captured by rival force in east Libya

  The Security Chief of Derna in eastern Libya Yehya Usta Omar has been captured by the rival forces of the self-styled army led by Khalifa Haftar, a photo posted by their loyalist social media showed.  Omar is an appointed security chief by the Government if National Accord and...

Libya’s Derna under mass killing operation, residents send distress signal

  • 7 June 2018 - 17:38
Libya’s Derna under mass killing operation, residents send distress signal

Libya's eastern city of Derna is under a full-scale attack by forces of the self-styled army led by Khalifa Haftar with the assistance of foreign aircraft, including a French one as recent report revealed.  Civilians in Derna have issued a distress call on Thursday following brutal and...

War on Libya’s Derna: Haftar’s forces advance under air attacks’ cover

  • 5 June 2018 - 16:01
War on Libya’s Derna: Haftar’s forces advance under air attacks’ cover

Libya self-styled army forces advanced into several neighbourhoods in Derna on Monday after stepping up a military campaign to oust rivals from the eastern city, a spokesman for Khalifa Haftar said. The advance followed heavy shelling and air strikes and artillery shelling on civilian populated...

Two civilians killed and others wounded in intense shelling on Libya’s Derna

  • 3 June 2018 - 16:21
Two civilians killed and others wounded in intense shelling on Libya’s Derna

Over two people were killed and others injured on Saturday in Derna neighborhoods as the forces of the self-proclaimed army led by Khalifa Haftar continued to shell the city amid a lingering encirclement that bans foods, medicines and other basic needs from arriving in the city for the civilian...