A militia opposed to rival Libya leader Khalifa Haftar attacked oil sites under his control on Thursday, inflicting fresh disruption on the chaos-hit country’s economic backbone.
Is Mokhtar Belmokhtar, the world’s most wanted Algerian, still alive? Quoting Libyan security sources’ intelligence from armed Islamists, London-based Saudi magazine El Majalaa reported that Mokhtar Belmokhtar – an emir affiliated to al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), whose death was announced by the United States in 2013, 2015 and …
The Hafter-led Libyan National Army (LNA) Air Force revealed yesterday that it had carried out three airstrikes against ‘‘Al-Qaeda terrorist gangs formed of terrorists fleeing Benghazi and foreign mercenaries from Africa’’.
The UN has renewed its call for humanitarian access into the city of Derna where the Hafter-led Libyan National Army (LNA) claims it is in control of 75 percent of the city.
Forces loyal to Brigadier General Khalifa Haftar yesterday declared their control of new districts in Libya’s eastern city of Derna, where battles are taking place against the Derna Protection Forces (DPF). The announcement came in a statement by the Special Forces affiliated to Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) on Facebook.
Civilians were among the casualties reported when two suicide bombers hit forces loyal to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar, who is leading an offensive against jihadists in an eastern town, a spokesman for his forces said on Tuesday. The explosions were heard across Derna as the bombers hit the Chiha district …
Sixteen fighters have been killed and 11 others wounded in the eastern Libyan city of Derna. Fighting has intensified between forces loyal to renegade General Khalifa Haftar and local militias.
Forces loyal to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar said Monday they had seized several districts of Derna, promising “imminent liberation” of the last militant bastion in the country’s east.
Military operations of Haftar’s forces will “liberate” Tripoli and Misrata after Derna, spokesman says
The spokesman for the Omar al-Mukhtar Operations Room of the self-proclaimed army of Khalifa Haftar, Abdelkarim Sabra, said they are about to liberate Derna in east Libya from what he described as terrorism, adding that their forces will continue military actions throughout all of Libya.
The prominent Egyptian al-Qaeda leader, Omar Suroor, was killed during a series of air raids carried out by the Libyan National Army (LNA) in Derna on Saturday during clashes between the LNA and a faction of the Mujahideen Shura Council.