Posts Tagged ‘IS’

Car bomb kills two, injures three at checkpoint in east Libya’s Sirte

  • 8 May 2018 - 15:22
Car bomb kills two, injures three at checkpoint in east Libya’s Sirte

Two people were killed and three others injured in a car bombing at 90 kilometers checkpoint east of Libya's Sirte on Tuesday, local media reported. The victims included a guard and a civilian at the checkpoint about 70 km (44 miles), from Ras Lanuf, one of the ports in Libya’s eastern oil...

Libya’s Presidential Council launches new anti-IS military operation

  • 2 April 2018 - 17:39
Libya’s Presidential Council launches new anti-IS military operation

The Libyan Presidential Council (PC) of the Government of National Accord announced Monday the launch of a new military operation to combat IS militants in their remaining hideouts in the Libyan desert. The spokesman for the PC’s Head, Mohammed El Sallak, said in a press conference on Monday...

IS claims car bomb attack that killed over 8 in northeastern Libya

  • 31 March 2018 - 11:40
IS claims car bomb attack that killed over 8 in northeastern Libya

Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility on Friday for a suicide car bombing on Thursday in the eastern Libyan town of Ajdabiya, the militant group's news agency Amaq said on Friday. Over eight fighters from the self-styled army of Khalifa Haftar at the checkpoint in eastern Ajdabiya were...

US drone kills two Al-Qaeda-linked terrorists in south Libya

  • 24 March 2018 - 20:52
US drone kills two Al-Qaeda-linked terrorists in south Libya

A US drone has carried out an air raid on a house where Al-Qaeda affiliates were holding a meeting in southern Libyan city, Ubari.   The airstrike killed two militants leaving them burnt and with no heads, plus a destroyed house and cars nearby.   The revelation came...

IS terrorists claim bombing that killed three in central Libya

  • 11 March 2018 - 20:39
IS terrorists claim bombing that killed three in central Libya

IS (ISIS/ISIL) terrorist group has claimed responsibility for a car bombing at a checkpoint in eastern Libya that killed at least three persons. A Libyan official said the attack Friday targeted a checkpoint on the outskirts of the town of Ajdabiya manned by the self-styled Libyan National Army,...

NYT: US carried out more airstrikes on IS in Libya than it publicly announced

  • 10 March 2018 - 16:23
NYT: US carried out more airstrikes on IS in Libya than it publicly announced

The United States military has carried out twice as many airstrikes against IS (ISIS/ISIL) militants in Libya since President Donald Trump took office as it has publicly acknowledged, The New York Times reported on Thursday. The NYT added that such a revelation raises questions about whether the...

Car bomb wounds three in Libya’s Ajdabiya

  • 10 March 2018 - 11:40
Car bomb wounds three in Libya’s Ajdabiya

A car bomb explosion has killed at least three security personnel at a checkpoint south of the northeastern Libyan town of Ajdabiya. While other local media, denied that the explosion killed three persons, saying they were only injured, including two Sudanese nationals. No group immediately...

IS car bomb attack injures three at eastern Sirte checkpoint

  • 10 February 2018 - 21:32
IS car bomb attack injures three at eastern Sirte checkpoint

A car bomb attack rocked the 90 checkpoint in eastern Sirte, Libya, on Saturday, reported sources on local media. The sources added that the attack left three security personnel injured at the checkpoint from a brigade of Khalifa Haftar's Operation Dignity forces. Sirte Military Operation...

IS terrorists attack Libya oilfield, three killed

  • 3 February 2018 - 19:57
IS terrorists attack Libya oilfield, three killed

Three militants from the so-called Islamic State (IS) were killed and others wounded as Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) forces thwarted an attack by the terrorists on Zallah, central Libya.   The clashes between the PFG, which is allied with the self-styled Libyan army led...

IS terrorists still maintain strong presence in Libya, report says

  • 27 January 2018 - 12:45
IS terrorists still maintain strong presence in Libya, report says

The Cipher Brief website reported on Friday that IS still maintains a strong presence in Libya and remains a potent regional threat, despite domestic and international efforts to oust the group from its stronghold. The US-based website indicated that after losing their former base of operations...