We continue to work here in skhirat. As you know, I was out for a few hours in a short trip in which I could visit Tobruk and Tripoli. We had an exchange of views on how to expedite the talks. I had told you, I think in our last …
The Islamic State’s Strategy in Libya
Early media coverage of the Islamic State (IS) in Libya has centered on the group’s swift seizure of territory and the expansion of the caliphate’s authority into an increasingly lawless Libya. Yet IS’s efforts in the North African state have not lived up to these fears, as the organization—once thought …
Benghazi is sixth most dangerous city in world in new crime index
Only five cities in the world are more dangerous than Benghazi, according to a new crime index post on Numbeo.
ISIL Claims Responsibility for Benghazi Suicide Bombing
In a statement posted on Twitter, members of the self-proclaimed Islamic State took responsibility for a suicide bombing at an army checkpoint that left seven dead in Libya’s second-largest city of Benghazi on Tuesday.
IS attack kills 5 militia fighters in Libya city of Sirte
Militants with the Islamic State group killed five Islamist-backed militia fighters in an attack on a checkpoint Wednesday in the Libyan coastal city of Sirte, a local official said.
Libyan human rights defenders under attack – UN report
A UN human rights report released on Wednesday reveals a catalogue of violent attacks and threats against Libyan rights defenders, across Libya – and in some cases even after they are forced to leave the country.
Libyan pro-Tobruk warplanes launch strikes near Tripoli
Forces loyal to Libya’s Tobruk-based government said late on Monday that they had targeted a weapons depot belonging to rival Libya Dawn forces. Military spokesman Colonel Ahmed al-Mesmari said “the air strike targeted a weapons storage facility belonging to Libya Dawn” in Tarhuna, some 80 kilometres (50 miles) southeast of …
Women face setbacks in new Libya
On June 25, right after she cast her vote for the new Council of Representatives, Salwa Bugaighis was murdered at her home in Benghazi in eastern Libya. She was Libya’s most prominent female lawyer, a member of the former National Transitional Council (NTC) that led the rebel movement in 2011 and well-known civil activist. In February, …
Final battle against IS expected in Sirte soon: report
Libya Dawn forces and Islamic State (IS) followers have been fighting in Sirte since 14 March and the battle is getting closer and closer to the downtown area. Both sides appear to be ready to fight to the end.
Libya's Tobruk army shoots down Tripoli jet
Forces affiliated with Libya’s Tobruk-based government and parliament on Monday shot down a fighter jet affiliated with the rival Dawn of Libya militia, which is backed by Libya’s Tripoli-based government and parliament. The fighter jet was shot down in western Libya, the country’s official news agency quoted a military official …