Forces loyal to Libya’s powerful general, Khalifa Haftar, say they have seized a third Mediterranean oil port from those loyal to the country’s Government of National Accord (GNA). Military spokesman Mohammad al-Azumi said Haftar’s forces were able to take control of Zuwaytina port and secure it completely on Monday.
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 …
The head of the Libyan Armed Forces under the control of the internationally-recognized parliament in Tobruk, who is also the legislature’s speaker, announced the general mobilization in the country on Sunday.
Responding to yesterday’s attack on the industrial zone in Ajdabiya by militants from the “Benghazi Defence Brigades”, the Presidency Council in Tripoli has condemned it while the House of Representatives (HoR) in Tobruk has declared a state of emergency, putting the entire area from Tobruk to Ben Jawad under military …
Four Libyan oilfields have closed and employees in a fifth are striking over fears of attacks from the Islamic State (IS) group, a military source and media said on Monday.
A report on Libya by team of experts in Security Council suggested that the second group of Libya Shield forces is involved in attacks on police, explosions, and assassinations in Benghazi.
While the Islamic State Group grabbed headlines last week when it attempted to seize two of Libya’s most important oil terminals, nearby a town is sliding into violence without having raised much attention so far. Ajdabiya is divided along political, tribal and ideological lines and residents fear that the war …
Islamic State militants continued their assault on Libya’s largest oil ports for a second day after sweeping control of nearby Bin Jawad, in a coordinated assault on the Oil Crescent as the group searches for new sources of funding.
Ibrahim Jodran has said 7 of his fighters were killed and 25 others were injured in Monday clashes against IS militants around Sidra port.
In December Daesh accelerated its efforts to boost its presence in Libya. According to IHS Jane’s Defense Weekly, this attempt is part of Daesh’s regional strategy aimed at easing pressure on its “caliphate” in Syria and Iraq.