Posts Tagged ‘Haftar’

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...

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,...

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...

Health Ministry: 76 killed and 475 injured in Haftar’s war on Tripoli so far

  • 15 April 2019 - 23:37
Health Ministry: 76 killed and 475 injured in Haftar’s war on Tripoli so far

The Head of media office at the Health Ministry of the Government of National Accord in Tripoli, Wedad Abo Al-Niran said the fighting in Tripoli has caused 475 injuries and 76 deaths so far. Ms. Abo Al-Niran told Libyan Express that the casualties don't include those of the attacking forces...

Libya’s Haftar meets with Egypt’s el Sisi as war rages on in Tripoli

  • 14 April 2019 - 19:18
Libya’s Haftar meets with Egypt’s el Sisi as war rages on in Tripoli

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday met in Cairo with Khalifa Haftar, the commander of eastern-based Libyan forces, who is under international pressure to halt an advance on the capital Tripoli. Egypt has close ties with Haftar, whose Libyan National Army (LNA) controls the east and...

Over 100 killed from both sides in 9 days of fighting so far in Tripoli

  • 13 April 2019 - 22:59
Over 100 killed from both sides in 9 days of fighting so far in Tripoli

As violent clashes continue in southern Tripoli areas with Khalifa Haftar's forces pursuing their war in the capital on different frontlines with frequent airstrikes on various locations. According to media reports, over 100 people have been killed and over 200 injured in the fighting so far from...

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...

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 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...

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...