A United Nations committee has presented a report to the Security Council that uncovered information about torture in the Libyan prisons.
Suspected Islamic State militants in east Libya attacked a water and power plant 80km from Sarir, the country’s largest oil field, prompting a crisis meeting on security in the oil crescent region.
The Civil Registry Authority (CRA) confirmed yesterday that it had been forcibly taken over by ‘’ideologically extremist groups’’ who took control of its database of Libyan citizens which would have ‘’enabled them to control the affairs of Libyans and the manipulation of their identities for their own interests’’.
Islamic State militants in Libya attempted to seize fresh territory south of Tripoli on Wednesday, kidnapping policemen at a new checkpoint on a major road and attacking forces loyal to the internationally-recognized government.
“Abdallah,” who did not want his real name used for fear of retribution, is a criminal prosecutor at Tripoli’s courthouse. When asked about the justice system in Libya, he said, “It’s working, but not properly. However, it’s not collapsing.” He added, “The very fact that I cannot use my real name is …
While the army continues its push against IS and Ansar Al-Sharia terrorists and their supporters in the city, Benghazi’s police are moving back into liberated areas part of which however have been devastated in the fighting.
The Islamic State group (IS) in Libya is boosting its numbers by people-smuggling new recruits across Libya’s porous southern borders and kidnapping migrant workers, Middle East Eye has learnt.
UN special envoy Martin Kobler has protested at the arrest of three members of the security committee set up by the Presidency Council yesterday at Tripoli’s Mitiga airport. The three, who were returning from Tunisia, were detained for a couple of hours before being released.
Libya Dawn aircraft are reported to have struck IS targets in Sirte today, inflicting heavy casualties.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has warned of a “terrifying” expansion of the presence of the Daesh Takfiri terrorists in Libya.