Benghazi’s international airport officially reopened for commercial flights amid a heavy security presence on Saturday after a three-year closure due to fighting in the city.
The Libyan National Army (LNA) claims to have today taken the long-shuttered and now badly-damaged fish market which gives its name to Benghazi’s Suq Al-Hout district.
Libyan writer and civil society activist Jaber Al-Obaidi was kidnapped in the eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday.
The Libyan National Army (LNA) has today breached rubble barricades and captured a key building in Benghazi’s Suq Al-Hout district forcing the militants to withdraw further into the old city.
The Benghazi Defence Brigades (BDB) has accused the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of waging a “systematic war on Benghazi and Cyrenaica”. It had branded the BDB a terrorist group, because the BDB stood between it and its attempt to dominate Benghazi .
The military mayor of Benghazi, Abdul-Rahman Abbar, escaped an assassination attempt in the war-torn city on Saturday.
Libyan army spokesman Colonel Ahmed al-Mesmari revealed on Wednesday night documents showing Qatar’s interference in Libya.
Awaqir tribesmen – one of the components of Cyrenaica region – have lashed out at Khalifa Haftar, describing his self-styled army as militias against the stability of the region and the entire country.
Continuing a trend that started in late 2016, the number of Libyans displaced throughout the country has been steadily declining, as people return to areas from where they were displaced, particularly in the regions of Benghazi and Sirt.
An armed group affiliated with Awaqir tribe stormed Al-Kofiya Prison in Benghazi and freed Nuri Bu Fannarah, one of the tribe’s senior leaders, hours after his abduction.