Forces loyal to Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar announced Sunday the arrest of a top Islamic State group figure in the south of the North African country.
The Investigation Department of the Attorney General’s Office on Thursday confirmed the arrest of two ISIS members in the Sidi Al-Masry neighbourhood of Tripoli and the capital’s suburb, Tajoura.
The gravesites of four Filipino oil workers who had been kidnapped and later executed by ISIS in Derna, Libya, six years ago were finally located, the Philippine Embassy in Libya informed Libya Herald. The gravesites were located on Monday with the help of the eastern Libyan authorities.
Two sons of Khalifa Haftar, the leader of Libya’s eastern-based forces, were in the United Arab Emirates for negotiations which saw Abu Dhabi cut its financial and military support to the strongman’s forces, sources told The New Arab’s Arabic-language sister site.
Chief Prosecutor of Northern Tripoli, Omar Fakini on Monday confirmed that the Interior Minister’s convoy that was traveling down the highway west of Tripoli on the 21st of February did not come under attack.
A senior UN diplomat in Libya told the Saudi newspaper Al-Sharq Al-Awsat on Friday that there are about 20,000 mercenaries in Libya.
Libya’s Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha said on Monday he escaped a “well-planned” assassination attempt on Sunday, Anadolu Agency reports.
Tripoli Defence Minister Namroush takes steps to secure Tripoli after Bashagha alleged assassination attempt
The Tripoli based Libyan Minister of Defence, Salah Namroush yesterday announced that he had put measures in place to secure Tripoli after the alleged assassination attempt on Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha.
Libya’s Tripoli Interior Minister, Fathi Bashagha, survived an attack on his motorcade in Tripoli today. He was on his way home in the western outskirt of Janzur.
A child was killed and others injured when a shell from an unknown source landed on a group of people celebrating the Libyan revolution’s tenth anniversary in Sabha, south of the country.