Posts Tagged ‘Tripoli’

Death toll increases to 115 in Tripoli clashes

  • 23 September 2018 - 20:49
Death toll increases to 115 in Tripoli clashes

At least 115 people have been killed and 383 injured in month-long clashes between rival factions in Tripoli, Libya’s health ministry said Sunday. At the Frontline in Tripoli’s southern residential areas of Wadi Rabea and Fatma Zahra, shelled houses, torched vehicles, destroyed shops and...

Misrata takes its military might to Tripoli’s militia battle

  • 22 September 2018 - 21:38
Misrata takes its military might to Tripoli’s militia battle

Misrata revolutionary brigades and military council as well as leaders of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous announced Saturday in a televised statement that they are joining the battle of Tripoli "to purify it from the militias."  The statement stressed that what the "militias are doing in Tripoli and their...

EU strongly condemns the breaking of Libya’s capital ceasefire

  • 22 September 2018 - 14:40
EU strongly condemns the breaking of Libya’s capital ceasefire

The EU Delegation and the EU Heads of Mission to Libya have strongly condemned the latest escalation of violence in Tripoli which has caused civilian fatalities, injured and displaced people, and the destruction of critical infrastructure. "The deliberate targeting of civilians is a violation of...

UN Secretary-General: Tripoli ceasefire violators “must be held responsible”

  • 22 September 2018 - 12:00
UN Secretary-General: Tripoli ceasefire violators “must be held responsible”

The Secretary-General said he is alarmed by the increasing number of violations of the ceasefire agreement signed by armed groups in Tripoli on 4 September under the auspices of his Special Representative, Ghassan Salamé. He extended his condolences to those who have lost loved ones and wishes...

Death toll hits 96 in Tripoli clashes as militia fighting continues

  • 22 September 2018 - 11:36
Death toll hits 96 in Tripoli clashes as militia fighting continues

Clashes in southern Tripoli have killed 96 and injured more than 300 since it began on August 26, said the Injured Affairs Department of the Libyan Ministry of Health on Friday. The department said that 11 people, mostly civilians, were killed and 33 others were injured on Thursday alone, as the...

Libya’s capital is going into all-out war as fragile UN ceasefire breaks

  • 20 September 2018 - 16:31
Libya’s capital is going into all-out war as fragile UN ceasefire breaks

Several have been injured on Thursday as violent clashes renewed in areas in southern Tripoli between the coalition of Sumood Brigade and 7th Brigade of Tarhouna and the armed groups positioned in Tripoli under the Government of National Accord’s Interior Ministry. Fighting has been reported...

UNSMIL demands immediate end of clashes in Tripoli

  • 20 September 2018 - 13:35
UNSMIL demands immediate end of clashes in Tripoli

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Thursday called on armed groups south of capital Tripoli -- which have been fighting intermittently since late last month -- to immediately commit to a ceasefire. “UNSMIL calls on the parties fighting now in the area of Salah Eddin in...

Clashes renew in Tripoli breaking a two-week ceasefire

  • 18 September 2018 - 17:22
Clashes renew in Tripoli breaking a two-week ceasefire

Clashes renewed in Tripoli on the Airport Road and other areas in southern Tripoli on Tuesday. The fresh violence came to break the ceasefire that was brokered on September 04 by the Head of the UNSMIL Ghassan Salame. The Ambulance and Emergency Apparatus in Tripoli told local media that one...

Libya’s Al-Sirraj orders Salafist armed group to leave Mitiga Airport

  • 16 September 2018 - 21:28
Libya’s Al-Sirraj orders Salafist armed group to leave Mitiga Airport

The Head of the Libyan Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sirraj, has ordered ,in a new decision on Sunday, the Special Deterrence Force (SDF) to leave Mitiga Airport in Tripoli for the apparatuses of the Interior Ministry.  The SDF is accused by UN and international as well as local reports of...

Libyan tribesmen support Seventh Brigade and call for liberating Tripoli

  • 15 September 2018 - 22:55
Libyan tribesmen support Seventh Brigade and call for liberating Tripoli

Gathering of Tribes and Cities of Libya was held in Tarhouna on Saturday to voice support for the Seventh Brigade and the backup forces in their operation to "Purify Tripoli." The meeting reiterated the need for ending the militias; control on Tripoli and the governmental institutions in there,...