Posts Tagged ‘Sirte’

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...

UNICEF provides Libya’s war-ravaged Sirte with schools materials

  • 14 December 2017 - 20:20
UNICEF provides Libya’s war-ravaged Sirte with schools materials

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Libya had delivered educational materials to 30 schools in the Libyan city of Sirte, UNICEF said on Thursday. "Yesterday, UNICEF delivered materials that will enable us to install 30 new classrooms in the schools in Sirte which have been...

Libyan eastern so-called army spokesman: IS terrorists moving to northern Libya

  • 4 September 2017 - 09:57
Libyan eastern so-called army spokesman: IS terrorists moving to northern Libya

Libya's east-based self-styled army spokesman, Ahmed Al-Mismari, said on Sunday that Islamic State (IS) terrorists are attempting to move from the south to coastal areas in northern Libya. Al-Mismari posted on Facebook on Sunday that the terrorist group is attempting from time to time to move in...

Libyan Criminal Court begins trial of IS militants

  • 22 August 2017 - 09:48
Libyan Criminal Court begins trial of IS militants

The Tripoli-based Libyan Criminal Court (LCC) has started trying terrorists from the IS group who were involved in explosions in Tripoli in Corinthia Hotel and other incidents like murdering security personnel and targeting embassies. The Special Deterrent Force in Tripoli said the IS militants'...