The Islamic State group has revealed its new spokesperson following August’s killing of influential propagandist Abu Mohommed al-Adnani with the release of a new audio message on Monday.
Libya’s General Haftar arrived in Moscow last week on his second visit to Russia this year, and met with senior political and military officials, including the Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu.
Members of a militia group loyal to Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) have retaken control of the Libyan coastal city of Sirte from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Wered vomits every morning. Her dream, like that of so many others, was to cross the Mediterrean to Europe to seek a better life for herself and her family. Now, at 16, she is pregnant after months of rape and abuse by Islamic State fighters, and locked in a Libyan …
Omar is 30-years-old with a wife, a 2-years-old son and another one on the way. He worked as a barber for many years until the Islamic State group arrived in Sirte, where he lived, and forced him to stop work.
US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday that there would be no foreign military intervention in Libya and called for a diplomatic solution as violence flared in the capital Tripoli.
Several brigades fighting alongside Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos military operation in Sirte decried the growing number of murders and abductions as well as the forced disappearances, which they said are aimed at civilians, activists, clerics, and journalists and media figures in Tripoli.
Russia says that the head of Libya’s armed forces appointed by the House of Representatives (HoR), Field Marshal Khalifa Hafter, must be part of the political settlement along with all other political forces. But it will not provide him with arms.
Fighting ceased in the Libyan capital on Saturday after rival militias reached an agreement to halt fire after clashes in south Tripoli left at least eight people dead on Friday.
The spokesman of Khalifa Haftar’s forces, Ahmed Al-Mismari, vowed in a presser last Thursday that their forces will bomb the Canadian ship that is laden with humanitarian aid, which will likely arrive in Ganfouda in mid-December.