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Navy spokesman: Operation Sophia is propaganda; Italy wants to have more time to continue stealing Libya’s resources and smuggling its fuel

The spokesman of the Libyan Navy, Brigadier Ayoub Qasim, has lashed out at EU’s Operation Sophia, saying it’s propaganda for political gains. In an interview with the Libya Observer on Sunday 21, Qasim has also accused the EU countries of taking part in stealing Libya’s marine resources.

EU and Libyan Coastguard Sign Memorandum to Train Libyan Coastguards and Navy

On Tuesday, the European Union signed a memorandum to train Libyan Coastguards. Abdallah Toumia, Commander of the Libyan Coastguard and Port Security, met with with Enrico Credendino, the EU’s Operation Sophia Commander, to sign the memorandum in Rome at the headquarters for Operation Sophia.

Nazhuri sacks Salem Jadhran as mayor of Ajdabiya in new municipal militarisation move

In the latest move by the Libyan National Army (LNA) to take over the country’s municipalities, Major-General Abdul Razzaq Al-Nazhouri, the HoR’s military governor for all northern Cyrenaica, has ordered the mayor of Ajdabiya, Salem Jadhran be removed. In his place, he has appointed a retired colonel, Embarek Otman Mohamed …

Inside the brutal but bizarrely bureaucratic world of the Islamic State in Libya

Even as they ruled through fear and brutality, as their counterparts have in Syria and Iraq, Islamic State officials in Libya aspired to create a government with a functioning bureaucracy, public services and a credible judicial system. Residents in the fractured coastal city of Sirte described the militants’ ambitions in …