As Misratan warplanes joined Banyan Marsous artillery attacking the main IS redoubt in Sirte, there are reports that a mass grave has been found on a farm on the southern edge of the town. It is not yet known how many bodies have been buried in the spot near a …
Tales of trauma and torture from Libya to Europe
The young Liberian man went through hell, but when he reached Libya he hoped that there he’d be able to make a living and get an education. Instead, he entered another hell of imprisonment, then near death at sea.
Germany extends military patrols off Libyan coast
The EU mission off the Libyan coast has been extended by the German parliament to comprise measures to dissuade weapon smugglers. However, the opposition argues that the main aim of the missions should be to focus on rescuing the migrants.
REVEALED: Leaked tapes expose Western support for renegade Libyan general
A multinational military operation involving British, French and US forces is coordinating air strikes in support of a renegade general battling Islamist militia groups from a base near Benghazi in eastern Libya, air traffic recordings obtained by Middle East Eye reveal.
Car bomb kills 12 pro-Haftar fighters in eastern Libya
A car bomb exploded outside a security base in Benghazi on Wednesday night, killing at least 12 Libyan fighters, local sources told The New Arab. The bomb blast targeted the armed men allied to commander of Libya’s eastern government General Khalifa Haftar as they gathered outside a militia headquarters.
Conflicting information on releasing Saif Al-Islam
News on releasing the son of Muammar al-Gaddafi Saif Al-Islam, is still circulating in media sources. Some sources confirm that he was freed from capital punishment earlier this year, and now it seems to be that Saif is roaming the streets of Libya, even though he faces charges for crimes …
Is General Hifter becoming Putin’s man in Libya?
When Gen. Khalifa Hifter arrived in Moscow on an unannounced visit in late June, experts interpreted it as yet another attempt to secure an arms-transfer deal with the Kremlin. However, the Russian ambassador to Libya was quick to dismiss the speculation. “Unless the Security Council lifts or at least eases the embargo, …
LAPAC met American officials discussing Libyan situation
Members of the Libyan American Public Affairs Council (LAPAC) met, on Wednesday and Thursday, with a staff of the White House National Security Council, the foreign and defense ministries, and the Senate House.
Libyan forces close in on Islamic State’s final stronghold
Libyan pro-unity government forces say they have closed in on the Islamic State [IS] group’s final stronghold in the militants’ Mediterranean coastal bastion of Sirte. Fighters allied to the Government of National Accord on Sunday encircled IS in the Ouagadougou conference centre – a huge building the group has made as …
Government of National Accord must protect journalists says RSF
Condemning continued violence against journalists in Libya, the international organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called on the Government of National Accord (GNA) take a stand on the issue.