Libya’s Tripoli-based government vowed Tuesday to keep fighting smuggling networks and people traffickers after a series of drone strikes sparked claims of political score-settling.
Libya government says it conducted air strikes in western areas
Libya’s Government of National Unity (GNU) said it had conducted air strikes against smuggling networks on Thursday, with blasts hitting a western city that is home to armed factions that have backed a rival administration, Reuters reports.
Stability at what cost? Smuggling-driven development in the Libyan city of Kufra
The case of Kufra raises difficult questions for policymakers over what interventions to support in places that have come to thrive on illicit cross-border trade.
Policeman killed, 3 injured during security operation in Tobruk
The Criminal Investigation Agency has announced the death of one of its members and the injury of three others during an extensive security operation in Tobruk, which resulted in the seizure of 380 kilograms of hashish, more than a million tablets of Tramadol, and cigarettes that were smuggled into the …
Approximately 610,000 illegal migrants smuggled into Libya, human organs traded
There are approximately 610,000 illegal migrants smuggled into Libya, and a trade in migrant’s organs does exist, speakers at a debate in Tripoli on illegal migration said Wednesday. The debate was organised by the Al-Inma Organization for Supporting Youth and Women.
RUSI reports on UN Sanctions against Human Traffickers in Libya
On 20 December, the UK-based defence and security think tank Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) published an article entitled ‘An Unprecedented Failure? UN Sanctions Against Human Traffickers in Libya’. Authors Cathy Haenlein (RUSI Director of Organised Crime and Policing) and Amanda Kadlec (Independent Researcher who previously served on the UN …
Law Enforcement Force clashes with armed human traffickers near Sabratha shores
The Law Enforcement Force said that it had clashed with an armed group working in human trafficking in front of the beach of Sabratha, adding that its units spotted a suspicious movement near the sea.
Attorney General orders the arrest of suspects in Man-Made River pipes crimes
The Attorney General’s Office announced Tuesday that it had ordered the arrest of those suspected of causing damage to and stealing the pre-stressed Man-Made River concrete pipes.
Syrian refugee alleges killings, rapes in Libya
A Syrian English teacher adrift on a small boat between Malta and Italy waiting to be rescued, told an Associated Press photographer of the atrocities he witnessed against asylum-seekers in Libya.
Twenty people found dead in Libyan desert: Bodies found about two weeks after group died, presumably due to thirst.
The bodies of 20 people who got lost in the Libyan desert have been found, according to rescuers, who presume the group died of thirst.