Posts Tagged ‘Sabha’

Four of Haftar-led fighters killed in southern Libya clashes

  • 2 February 2019 - 14:44
Four of Haftar-led fighters killed in southern Libya clashes

Libya's House of Representatives-loyal media outlets reported Friday that four fighters had been killed and at least three were wounded in an attack Khalifa Haftar's self-styled army launched on the desert camp of a rival militia in the country's southwest. Friday's assault in the town of...

Tribal fighting for Sabha citadel leaves over 30 casualties in Libya’s south

  • 13 May 2018 - 18:30
Tribal fighting for Sabha citadel leaves over 30 casualties in Libya’s south

Rival tribes in Libya's southern city, Sabha, fought for the control of an ancient hilltop citadel that overlooks Sebha, a region known for its smuggling routes, since late Friday and the fighting got intense on Saturday with Tubu tribesmen announcing taking control of Awald Sulaiman tribesn's...

Clashes in Libya’s Sabha kill and injure several people

  • 5 May 2018 - 20:11
Clashes in Libya’s Sabha kill and injure several people

Clashes have renewed in the Libyan southern city, Sabha, killing at least two and injuring a number of people, including civilians on Saturday, the media bureau of the Medical Center in Sabha reported.  The media office issued a statement on Facebook saying one of the injured was targeted while...

Over 400 families displaced in Libya’ Sabha over clashes

  • 18 March 2018 - 20:42
Over 400 families displaced in Libya’ Sabha over clashes

Families have fled the war zone in Sabha, southern Libya, over the continued fighting between two rival parties in the city.   The Sabha municipal council said Saturday that over 400 families left their houses in the clashes' areas in Sabha and settled in schools in other...

UN concerned over clashes in Libya’s south

  • 14 March 2018 - 11:41
UN concerned over clashes in Libya’s south

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) is concerned by the ongoing violence in the city of Sabha and calls on all parties to refrain from acts that endanger civilian lives and contribute further to the destruction of Libya’s infrastructure, a statement on its website said...

Baby girl killed, over 6 fighters injured as clashes renew in Libya’s south

  • 6 March 2018 - 11:40
Baby girl killed, over 6 fighters injured as clashes renew in Libya’s south

Local media reported on Tuesday that over 6 fighters were injured as clashes renewed between Sixth Brigade Infantry and Tubu armed groups. Libyan media outlets reported that the Sabha Medical Center received a dead baby girl who was killed in the fighting that erupted after two days of ceasefire...

Tripoli government forms military force to secure southern Libya

  • 5 March 2018 - 13:34
Tripoli government forms military force to secure southern Libya

The Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sirraj announced Sunday the formation of a military force to secure southern Libya, which is witnessing tribal clashes for days.   Al-Serraj made his announcement during a meeting with military officials to discuss the situation in...

Clashes in Libya’s Sabha displace over 120 families

  • 4 March 2018 - 15:39
Clashes in Libya’s Sabha displace over 120 families

  120 families in Libya's southern city of Sabha have been displaced due to the tribal fighting that has lasted for days, the city's municipality said on Saturday.   "120 families from the Al-Tayuri neighborhood were displaced from their homes into the city as a result...

Libyan warlord recruited African mercenaries for ongoing fighting in Libya’s south

  • 1 March 2018 - 22:13
Libyan warlord recruited African mercenaries for ongoing fighting in Libya’s south

  The commander of the Sixth Brigade Infantry Ahmeid Al-Ataybi, said the clashes in Sabha, Libya's south, is between Operation Dignity forces led by Khalifa Haftar and forces loyal Government of National Accord (GNA.)  The fight in Libya's Sabha is not between tribes, he explained.  Al-Ataybi...

Libyan Presidential Council vows to support legitimate forces fighting “mercenaries” in the south

  • 28 February 2018 - 11:58
Libyan Presidential Council vows to support legitimate forces fighting “mercenaries” in the south

The Presidential Council in Libya on Tuesday said some unspecified measures had been taken to support army units to respond to repeated attacks by "groups of mercenaries". In a statement Tuesday, the presidential council hailed "the success of military units in repelling attacks on its...