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LNA claims it is now in control of 75 percent of Derna

The Karama Operations Room Commander, Brigadeer Abdul Salam Al-Haassi, said that the Libyan National Army-led (LNA) coalition now control 75 percent of the city of Derna, after recent advances. Speaking yesterday, Al-Hassi said that ‘‘only some pockets remained and were being cleared by the armed forces’’.

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Dozens of civilians killed as violence continues in Derna, Libya

The northeastern Libyan city of Derna is witnessing violent outbreaks between the city’s Protection Force and the Karama Forces led by Khalifa Haftar in the latter’s attempt to move forward and control several neighbourhoods in the last remaining opposition stronghold in eastern Libya.

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Deteriorating humanitarian situation in Derna: Report

Since July 2017, the eastern Libyan city of Derna has been subject to tight military encirclement. The closure of access points has made it difficult to supply markets, banks and health facilities, which has led to a deteriorating humanitarian situation for those remaining in the city, a report released last …

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Hailing and Uncertain reactions as Libya’s Tawergha, Misrata sign reconciliation agreement

After seven years of dispute, Misrata and Tawergha signed an agreement of peaceful coexistence and reconciliation that allows displaced Tawerghans to return to their city, from which they were driven out in 2011.

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Two civilians killed and others wounded in intense shelling on Libya’s Derna

Over two people were killed and others injured on Saturday in Derna neighborhoods as the forces of the self-proclaimed army led by Khalifa Haftar continued to shell the city amid a lingering encirclement that bans foods, medicines and other basic needs from arriving in the city for the civilian population. 

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Report: Haftar could have the upper hand in Derna fighting, thanks to French aircraft

France has secretly provided the commander of the self-styled army in eastern Libya, Khalifa Haftar, with reconnaissance aircraft (Beechcraft 350) to help his forces in their advance on Derna, eastern Libya, reported Africa Intelligence.

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