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REVEALED: Leaked tapes expose Western support for renegade Libyan general

A multinational military operation involving British, French and US forces is coordinating air strikes in support of a renegade general battling Islamist militia groups from a base near Benghazi in eastern Libya, air traffic recordings obtained by Middle East Eye reveal.

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HRW condemns EU’s plan to stem Libyan migration as dangerous

The EU’s efforts to stem migration from Libya risk condemning migrants and asylum seekers to violent abuse at the hands of government officials, militias, and criminal groups in Libya, Human Rights Watch said in a report.

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Is General Hifter becoming Putin’s man in Libya?

When Gen. Khalifa Hifter arrived in Moscow on an unannounced visit in late June, experts interpreted it as yet another attempt to secure an arms-transfer deal with the Kremlin. However, the Russian ambassador to Libya was quick to dismiss the speculation. “Unless the Security Council lifts or at least eases the embargo, …

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Libyan forces close in on Islamic State’s final stronghold

Libyan pro-unity government forces say they have closed in on the Islamic State [IS] group’s final stronghold in the militants’ Mediterranean coastal bastion of Sirte. Fighters allied to the Government of National Accord on Sunday encircled IS in the Ouagadougou conference centre – a huge building the group has made as …

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