Posts Tagged ‘Tripoli’

Libyan rival armed groups reach ceasefire in southern Tripoli

  • 22 January 2019 - 13:13
Libyan rival armed groups reach ceasefire in southern Tripoli

Bani Walid Social Council has brokered a ceasefire to halt violent clashes between rival armed groups in Tripoli after leaving over 15 people killed. The Bani Walid Delegation met with the Tarhouna and Tripoli elders' councils and reconciliation council's members in Tripoli on Monday and ended up...

Libyans try to hold on a ceasefire in Tripoli

  • 20 January 2019 - 20:24
Libyans try to hold on a ceasefire in Tripoli

Libyan security officials say a temporary cease-fire has taken hold in the capital of Tripoli, after deadly fighting between rival militias that dominate the city flared up last week. They say negotiations overseen by tribal elders from the nearby town of Bani Walid were ongoing Sunday, with...

UN mission deplores fresh fighting in Libya’s capital

  • 16 January 2019 - 18:18
UN mission deplores fresh fighting in Libya’s capital

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) strongly condemned the recent military mobilisation of forces in southern Tripoli and is monitoring the situation closely. UNSMIL warned parties against any breach of the ceasefire agreement concluded on 04 and 09 September 2018,...

Fighting erupts anew in Libya’s Tripoli

  • 16 January 2019 - 17:47
Fighting erupts anew in Libya’s Tripoli

Fighting between rival armed groups in the capital of Tripoli has flared up again, four months after a U.N.-brokered cease-fire. Malek Merset, spokesman for the Tripoli-based Health Ministry, says at least one person was killed and 17 others wounded Wednesday. A previous round of fighting,...

Foreign Ministry, Interior Ministry and UN condemn terrorist attack in Tripoli

  • 25 December 2018 - 15:56
Foreign Ministry, Interior Ministry and UN condemn terrorist attack in Tripoli

In a joint presser in Libya's capital Tripoli on Tuesday - after the attack of the morning - the Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha and and the Foreign Minister Mohammad Sayala have both condemned the terrorist attack on the Foreign Ministry building in Zawiyit Al-Dahmani in Tripoli. The Foreign...

ISIS suicide attack hits Libya’s Foreign Ministry HQ

  • 25 December 2018 - 11:48
ISIS suicide attack hits Libya’s Foreign Ministry HQ

Three ISIS attackers entered Tuesday morning the headquarters of the Foreign Ministry in Tripoli, killing three employees and a Presidential guard before two of them being gunned down and the third exploding himself. Sources from the attack scene told Libyan Express that the security authorities...

Tripoli brigades form a unity protection force

  • 18 December 2018 - 21:37
Tripoli brigades form a unity protection force

The brigades under the Government of National Accord in Tripoli have issued a statement announcing their unity under a Tripoli Protection Force, citing the need to face conflict parties which wish to carry out military operations in the western region. Tripoli Revolutionary Brigade, Special...

Tripoli: A city of corruption and chaos, The Guardian reports

  • 2 December 2018 - 14:55
Tripoli: A city of corruption and chaos, The Guardian reports

The Guardian has reported that seven years after the fall of Gaddafi and his regime in Libya, the Libyan people in Tripoli are now intimidated by a rule of militias and gangsters who control all of state institutions as well as the UN-brokered government in the capital.  "Seven years after...

UNSMIL hails Libya’s Al-Sirraj approval of security arrangements implementation

  • 24 October 2018 - 13:22
UNSMIL hails Libya’s Al-Sirraj approval of security arrangements implementation

The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Tuesday welcomed the new security arrangements in the capital Tripoli approved by Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Serraj. UNSMIL welcomes the so-called Greater Tripoli Security Plan and looks forward to the start of implementation, the Mission said late...

Libya’s eastern strongman insists he wants to secure elections and liberate Tripoli

  • 15 October 2018 - 21:19
Libya’s eastern strongman insists he wants to secure elections and liberate Tripoli

Sources close to the commander of the self-styled army in eastern Libya, Khalifa Haftar, told Egypt-based Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper on Sunday that the forces in east Libya are ready to secure any electoral process in regions under Haftar's control. The so called army stressed, the newspaper...