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Libya armed groups urge citizens to fight against French troops

Armed groups have urged Libyans to mobilise against French and other foreign troops deployed in the country, denouncing their presence as a “blatant aggression”. The call by militias in the second city of Benghazi came after French President Francois Hollande confirmed on Wednesday that his country has soldiers in Libya. …

Amnesty International fears Benghazi rebels involved in war crimes

Amnesty International has expressed fears that the Benghazi Revolutionary Shoura Council (BRSC) is using captives as human shields in the battle with Libyan National Army (LNA). Commenting on videos produced by the BRSC in which three men held prisoner by Ansar Al-Sharia say that they and others are in danger …

France confirms deaths of soldiers in Libya

Three French soldiers have been killed in Libya, the defence ministry confirmed on Wednesday, in the first official confirmation that France has troops in the country. “Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian regrets the loss of three French officers who died while on mission in Libya,” the ministry said in a …