Posts Tagged ‘south’

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...

Tribal clashes killed over 4 civilians so far in Libya’s south

  • 27 February 2018 - 20:22
Tribal clashes killed over 4 civilians so far in Libya’s south

The Libyan National Human Rights Commission confirmed Monday that over four civilians were killed and several others were injured in the armed clashes between tribes in the southern Libyan city of Sabha. "The National Committee is concerned about the resumption of armed clashes and escalation of...

Two security personnel killed in attack in Libya’s south

  • 24 February 2018 - 16:55
Two security personnel killed in attack in Libya’s south

  Two security personnel loyal to the UN-backed Government of National Accord were killed in an attack in southern Libya on Saturday, according to a local security spokesman.   Gunmen opened fire on a security checkpoint in the town of Umm al-Aranbi, 150...