US President Donald Trump has pressed for Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar to pledge support for the UN-backed Unity government, an Egyptian official has told The New Arab.
Field Marshal Khalifa Hafter flew from Benghazi’s Benina Airport today to Abu Dhabi amid speculation that he will meet with Presidency Council head Faiez Serraj there.
From 1 April to 30 April 2017, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented 28 civilian casualties – 26 deaths and 2 injuries – during the conduct of hostilities across Libya. Victims included 22 men killed and 1 injured, 1 woman killed and 1 injured, and 2 children …
One person is said to have been killed and two others wounded when a number of rocket-propelled grenades hit Benghazi’s Leithi district this evening. A man, named as Abdulrasul Al-Zwai, is reported to died when one of the grendes hit a lorry carrying bottles of cooking gas, causing it to …
The UN-installed Presidency Council member, Ali Al-Gotrani, has declared that he is waiting impatiently for his resignation from the council, but pressure had been exerted on him to stay in office.
Libya’s revolution quickly went from peaceful protests to armed conflict. Long-time ruler Muammar Gaddafi attempted to violently supress protestors, which led to a NATO intervention.
The Libyan National Army (LNA) resumed airstrikes yesterday on Tamenhint and Jufra airbases. However, casualties – if any – are currently unknown, as is damage to the two places.
Libyan naval forces captured two vessels suspected of smuggling oil from the North African country after gun battles lasting several hours west of the capital Tripoli, a spokesman for the service said on Friday, according to Reuters.
The UAE provided military aid to forces loyal to Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar in east Libya, the speaker of Tobruk-based House of Representatives, has said.
An airstrike on a Tebu-run security headquarters and prison in Sebha last night that killed at least five and injured nine has been met with outrage by the local Tebu community. In addition to three prison inmates and two prison guards killed, the currently unclaimed attack wounded eight other detainees …