Posts Tagged ‘ISIS’

Gunmen believed to be linked to ISIS execute two, kidnap one in Libya’s Fuqaha town

  • 9 April 2019 - 13:35
Gunmen believed to be linked to ISIS execute two, kidnap one in Libya’s Fuqaha town

As fighting continues in Tripoli, a group said to be loyal to ISIS terrorists attacked the town of Fuqaha, in Jufra city, killing three people and kidnapping another before leaving, residents said. Fuqaha is controlled by fighters loyal to Khalifa Haftar, whose forces are now focused on attacking...

2 suicide blasts rock south Libya, kill three and injure others

  • 2 January 2019 - 13:50
2 suicide blasts rock south Libya, kill three and injure others

Three Libyan self-styled army soldiers were killed and another injured on Tuesday in two suicide blasts suspected to be carried out by ISIS, in crowded areas in Ghadwa, near the southern city of Sabha. Interim Interior Minister of the Interim Government Ahmed Baraka said the soldiers were killed...

Al-Ghusri urges Presidential Council to support anti-terror force to do its job

  • 27 December 2018 - 21:53
Al-Ghusri urges Presidential Council to support anti-terror force to do its job

The spokesman for Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous, Mohammed Al-Ghusri, has urged the Presidential Council to provide the needed support and funds for the anti-terrorism force in order for it to do its job. Al-Ghusri told Ean Libya that after ISIS was defeated in Sirte, some of its militants had spread in...

ISIS claims responsibility for attack on Libyan Foreign Ministry

  • 26 December 2018 - 13:45
ISIS claims responsibility for attack on Libyan Foreign Ministry

ISIS claimed early Wednesday responsibility of the attack on the Libyan foreign Ministry in Tripoli. Reuters reported that Amaq news agency - the terrorists' news wing - had posted a statement saying three of its members carried out the attack, adding that they killed two people inside the Foreign...

Filipinos advised by their government to stay vigilant in Libya

  • 26 December 2018 - 12:51
Filipinos advised by their government to stay vigilant in Libya

The Department of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines on Wednesday issued a security warning for Filipinos in Libya following a suicide attack at the Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday. Filipinos were advised to remain vigilant and avoid unnecessary movement in the aftermath of the...

ISIS suicide attack hits Libya’s Foreign Ministry HQ

  • 25 December 2018 - 11:48
ISIS suicide attack hits Libya’s Foreign Ministry HQ

Three ISIS attackers entered Tuesday morning the headquarters of the Foreign Ministry in Tripoli, killing three employees and a Presidential guard before two of them being gunned down and the third exploding himself. Sources from the attack scene told Libyan Express that the security authorities...

Libyan authorities dig out ISIS mass grave near Sirte

  • 24 December 2018 - 19:57
Libyan authorities dig out ISIS mass grave near Sirte

The bodies of 34 Ethiopian Christians executed in Libya by Islamic State (IS) in 2015 have been exhumed from a mass grave, Libyan authorities said on Monday. The grave was unearthed on Sunday, after information was obtained during investigations of arrested IS members, the interior ministry's...

Libya repatriates 12 children of ISIS fighters to Egypt

  • 23 December 2018 - 13:37
Libya repatriates 12 children of ISIS fighters to Egypt

Libyan authorities repatriated last Thursday 12 Egyptian minors, whose fathers were killed in the fighting between Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous Operation forces and ISIS militants in Sirte. The International Committee of the Red Cross said on Thursday that in coordination with the authorities in Libya and...

Possible war approaches Sirte and central Libya

  • 15 December 2018 - 21:06
Possible war approaches Sirte and central Libya

On Friday night, local media outlets and local sources from central Libya reported advances of military formations of brigades related to Khalifa Haftar's self-styled army toward southwestern Sirte towns. Brigade 106 and Brigade of Tariq Bin Ziyad, which is known to be linked to...

UN mission in Libya condemns deadly ISIS attack in Tazirbu town

  • 24 November 2018 - 19:06
UN mission in Libya condemns deadly ISIS attack in Tazirbu town

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) condemned Saturday the deadly terrorist attack on Tazirbu, an oasis in the southeast of Libya, 250 kilometers northwest of Kufra.  "The Friday attack on the Tezirbu police station, which local authorities say was carried out by ISIL,...

Suspected ISIS attack on Libya’s desert town leaves nine killed

  • 24 November 2018 - 12:50
Suspected ISIS attack on Libya’s desert town leaves nine killed

Gunmen raided on Friday Tazirbu town - deep in Libya’s southern desert - killing nine people and kidnapping several others, a resident told Reuters, while Libyan officials blamed the attack on the militant ISIS groups. A military source said the attackers had occupied a police station in the...

UN mission in Libya condemns ISIS attack

  • 30 October 2018 - 11:58
UN mission in Libya condemns ISIS attack

The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Monday condemned the terrorist attack on Fuqahaa of Jufra district that killed five people. "The UNSMIL strongly condemns the deadly attack on Fug'ha ... in central Libya in what local authorities say was a brutal act of revenge conducted by...

Libya’s police station in Jufra attacked by ISIS, 4 killed and 8 kidnapped

  • 29 October 2018 - 11:47
Libya’s police station in Jufra attacked by ISIS, 4 killed and 8 kidnapped

A total of four people, including the son of a local official, were killed on Monday in the attack on police station in central Libya committed by ISIS terrorists, local authorities said. "Currently, four people from the al-Fuqaha area have died as a result of the attack. Among them is...

More bodies found in mass grave in Libya’s Sirte, former ISIS stronghold

  • 14 October 2018 - 20:53
More bodies found in mass grave in Libya’s Sirte, former ISIS stronghold

Emergency workers on Sunday uncovered another 35 bodies at a mass grave near Libya’s Sirte, authorities said, taking to 110 the total number of remains retrieved from the site. The municipal council in the former jihadist stronghold of Sirte initially said 75 bodies had been found in an...

Mass grave unearthed near Libya’s Sirte

  • 10 October 2018 - 21:36
Mass grave unearthed near Libya’s Sirte

A mass grave containing 75 bodies has been found near Sirte in western Libya, an official said Wednesday. Mohamad al-Amial, Sirte's municipal council spokesman, reported that the mass grave was uncovered in an agricultural area of Al-Daheir, west of Sirte. "Seventy-five decomposed bodies were...

US Africa Command kills ISIS terrorist in drone attack in Libya

  • 28 August 2018 - 21:34
US Africa Command kills ISIS terrorist in drone attack in Libya

A US airstrike killed a suspected ISIS militant in Libya on Tuesday, the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) said. AFRICOM said in a statement that the airstrike on the northwestern town of Bani Walid was carried out in coordination with the UN-backed government based in Tripoli. AFRICOM did not...

ISIS claims attack on Libya’s Wadi Kaam checkpoint

  • 26 August 2018 - 20:23
ISIS claims attack on Libya’s Wadi Kaam checkpoint

ISIS claimed responsibility Saturday for a deadly attack on Thursday on a checkpoint in western Libya, as Libyan authorities announced the arrest of three suspected perpetrators. “Soldiers of the caliphate assaulted the ‘Wadi Kaam’ gate, on the Zliten-Khoms road two days ago, targeting a...

UNSMIL condemns attack on Wadi Kaam Checkpoint in Libya

  • 25 August 2018 - 12:46
UNSMIL condemns attack on Wadi Kaam Checkpoint in Libya

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya condemns today’s terrorist attack on al-Kaam Checkpoint east of the Libyan capital Tripoli which resulted in at least four deaths and seven injuries among security personnel manning the checkpoint. The Special Representative of the...

ISIS attack on security checkpoint kills four in western Libya

  • 23 August 2018 - 11:06
ISIS attack on security checkpoint kills four in western Libya

An ISIS armed attack on Wadi Kaam security checkpoint between the western cities of Zletin and Al-Khums killed four personnel and sent three others to the intensive care unit, according to local media.  The attack that took place on Thursday morning targeted Al-Sahel Security Force that is...

ISIS burns police station and kills two in Libya’s Ajdabiya

  • 24 July 2018 - 15:09
ISIS burns police station and kills two in Libya’s Ajdabiya

ISIS terrorists have killed two policemen at a checkpoint east Libyan city of Ajdabiya - Aqilah town. Sources from the city's Megaryf Hospital confirmed that two were killed and others were injured in the attack. "The attack took place early on Tuesday in the eastern town of Al-Aqilah when...