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.
Update: Tripoli detention of presidency security team members angers Kobler
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.
Misratan planes attack Sirte
Libya Dawn aircraft are reported to have struck IS targets in Sirte today, inflicting heavy casualties.
Expansion of Daesh scourge in Libya ‘terrifying,’ Ban says
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has warned of a “terrifying” expansion of the presence of the Daesh Takfiri terrorists in Libya.
Human Rights are under attack in Libya
The Amnesty International has published a new report about Libya, on Tuesday, concerning “under attack human rights” after years of the Libyan revolution and western intervention.
French troops in Libya’s Banina airbase
Lieutenant, Faraj Aqeim, the Head of the so-called Special Forces for Fighting Terrorism and Corruption, affiliated with Dignity Operation, has condemned the “French occupation” as he confirmed that about 180 French soldiers are present at Banina airbase and Bu Utni fight axis.
Libyan military jet shot down near Benghazi
A MiG-23 fighter jet flown by Libya’s internationally recognised government was shot down as it carried out air strikes on opposition positions in the coastal city of Benghazi.
Public Prosecutors Office reveals hundreds of terror, criminal, kidnapping, drugs cases under investigation
The Libyan Attorney General / Public Prosecutors Office (PPO) announced at a lengthy press conference held at the Courts Complex in Tripoli that it is investigating a myriad of cases.
Tunisia makes plans for refugees fleeing looming Libyan air strikes
Tunisia said on Friday that it was asking its regional authorities to work on a plan to cope with the fallout of a possible foreign military intervention in neighbouring Libya.
IS growing in Libya, shrinking in Iraq and Syria
Libya has seen an influx of Islamic State group (IS) fighters in recent months while their number has dropped in Syria and Iraq, a US defence official said on Thursday.