Posts Tagged ‘south’

Parliament member: Haftar’s forces burnt over 100 houses in Libya’s Murzuq

  • 24 February 2019 - 22:23
Parliament member: Haftar’s forces burnt over 100 houses in Libya’s Murzuq

The member of the Libyan east-based House of Representatives (HoR) for Murzuq town of southern Libya, Mohammed Lino, has told reporters that Khalifa Haftar's forces killed over 17 people, injured scores and burnt over 107 houses.  "Haftar's forces have executed 17 people since their entry to...

Libya’s Presidential Council calls Haftar-led strikes in the south “terrorist act”

  • 10 February 2019 - 13:05
Libya’s Presidential Council calls Haftar-led strikes in the south “terrorist act”

The Libyan Air Force of east-based Khalifa Haftar's self-styled army carried Saturday afternoon an airstrike on the runway of El Feel oilfield in southwestern Libya, nearly hitting an oil company plane that was transferring employees and staffers to Tripoli.  The airstrike did not cause...

Libya’s Presidential Council condemns military escalation in country’s south

  • 6 February 2019 - 15:34
Libya’s Presidential Council condemns military escalation in country’s south

Libya’s Presidential Council has condemned the ongoing military escalation in the country’s southern region. For the past two weeks, forces of east Libya-based military commander Khalifa Haftar have been attacking what they describe as "smuggling gangs and Chadian opposition" in southern...

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...

Haftar’s forces declare war on “terrorism” in south Libya

  • 15 January 2019 - 21:13
Haftar’s forces declare war on “terrorism” in south Libya

The East-based Libyan self-styled army forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar have launched a military operation in southern Libya to secure oil and gas facilities and fight extremists, a spokesman said on Tuesday.  “We announce the start of an operation to liberate the south,” the spokesman Ahmed...

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...