Posts Tagged ‘Sirte’

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...

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...

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...

Top official in Libya’s Sirte Security Force targeted by assassination attempt

  • 4 November 2018 - 12:49
Top official in Libya’s Sirte Security Force targeted by assassination attempt

The deputy commander of the Libyan Sirte Protection and Security RoomAli Irfidah has been targeted by an assassination attempt as an unknown armed men opened fire on his car in Al-Khums city this morning. The Sirte Protection and Security Room confirmed the news on Sunday and said Irfidah...

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...

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...

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 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...

Abductors of Sudanese nationals in Libya arrested in Sirte

  • 24 January 2018 - 13:22
Abductors of Sudanese nationals in Libya arrested in Sirte

The kidnappers of the Sudanese nationals, who were in a video going viral on social media over the last days, have been arrested in Sirte by the Security Force and Central Backup Force of Sirte. The security bodies of Al-Bunyan al-Marsous said early on Wednesday that the kidnappers of the...

IS suicide attack failed near Libya’s Sirte

  • 11 January 2018 - 14:38
IS suicide attack failed near Libya’s Sirte

Security forces at Abu Grein checkpoint near Sirte failed an IS suicide attack as they arrested a man with a car filled with an explosive material ready for detonation. According to local media, the man was apprehended Thursday before he arrived at the checkpoint and upon investigation he said...