The Islamic State (IS) group has doubled its fighting force in Libya to about 6,000 in as little as a year, the head of US forces in Africa said on Thursday. Despite the increase, IS is not likely to seize swathes of territory inside Libya as it has done in …
TRIPOLI – In seeking to establish its authority in the chaos of Libya, the UN-backed new unity government has two major trump cards — control of state funds and fears of rising jihadist influence.
A leader in the Islamic State group (IS), in Sirte, promised to wage a war against the Government of National Accord (GNA), Al-Wasat website reported.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault on Friday urged the international community to prepare to help Libya’s unity government if asked, providing military support if necessary.
The Petroleum Facilities Guards announced its willingness to work immediately under the Government of National Accord (GNA) authority, vowing to open all oil ports and “to protect Libyans potentials from terrorisms and power usurpers”.
The Islamic State (IS), in Sirte, forced hundreds of youth and people, aging from 15-60, to attend sessions organized by the group across all mosques to spread its extremist ideologies, as sessions “focused on atoning army commanders and calls to fight the Libyan army”.
BENGHAZI (Libya) – Four Bangladeshis have been killed in gunfights between rival groups in the war-torn Libyan city of Benghazi, a minister said on Sunday.
Britain has launched covert military operations in Libya against Islamic State (IS) militants with the support of Jordan, Middle East Eye can reveal.
The President of the Presidential Council (PC), Fayez Al-Sarraj said that the Government of National Accord (GNA), has proposed a three-aspect plan concerning economy, security and national reconciliation to the House of Representatives (HoR), asserting that ending the authorities’ duality is the top priority of the GNA.
Pressure is growing on British Prime Minister David Cameron to clarify his country’s position on its possible involvement in further military intervention in Libya.