General Haftar threatens to target ships entering Port of Benghazi, as PM Thani vows to cut ties with Qatar and Sudan over support for militias
Statement for the Record Ambassador Gerald Feierstein Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs
Thank you, Chairman Royce, Ranking Member Engel, and Members of the Committee for inviting me to discuss the situation in Libya today and the Administration’s response.
Government forces loyal to a Libyan renegade general have used helicopter gunships to pound the ammunition sites of suspected militants in the eastern city of Benghazi.
A massive explosion in the Benghazi district of Buatni lit the night sky last night as Operation Dignity bombed Islamist positions across the city, including one large weapons store.
The village of Metouia, in the Tunisian southeast, in an unlikely late summer destination. Chemical pollution on the nearby coast and continued neglect of its date tree oases, since the 1970’s, have led to a steady decline of its appeal to outsiders. Throughout the years, it has been visited mainly …
Libyan Army Chief-of-Staff Abdel-Razzaq Nazuri was reportedly accompanied by a high-level security delegation for scheduled talks with senior Egyptian officials on the latest developments in the North African country.
In Libya, regional players have been battling for influence, reportedly supplying militias with weapons and even conducting secret military operations in the country. An alliance of Islamists militias reportedly took over Libya’s capital, Tripoli, on Aug. 23; soon after, they stormed and “secured” a U.S. embassy compound in the city. …
A plane from the forces of renegade former Libyan general Khalifa Haftar crashed in the city of Tobruk on Tuesday, killing the pilot and a child, a security official said.
Twenty-five people killed in clashes between general Haftar’s troops and militia fighters in fight to control Benghazi airport
Tunisia halted all flights to Libya late last month as Islamist militias took over Tripoli International Airport and jeopardised operations at other locales across the strife-torn country.