Sebha is tense today after gangland fighting yesterday supposedly between members of the Awlad Sulaiman and Mahamid tribes left a number of them dead. Estimates vary between six and 15 dead, however, the mayor of Sebha, Rafeh Hamed, has said that officials are not “not yet sure” about the exactly …
Charities deny Italian prosecutor’s claims of ‘collusion’ with smugglers
Migrant rescue boat NGOs have denied claims by an Italian prosecutor that they are in collusion with Libyan human traffickers.
France, Tunisia attempt to thwart fuel and gas crisis committee’s anti-smuggling operations
Reports have revealed that France and Tunisia are attempting to get in the way of the anti-smuggling efforts of the Libyan fuel and gas crisis committee in fighting the growing phenomenon of fuel and goods smuggling from Libya to neighboring countries via land border crossings and to other countries via …
Italian politician accuses NGOs of trafficking migrants into slavery
An Italian politician has accused non-governmental organisations that are active in rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean of exploiting their position and trafficking migrants into slavery.
Zintan-Wirshiffana tension rises
Tension between Zintan town and residents of Wirshiffana region remained high on Saturday following the brutal killing of a local man from Zintan by Wirshiffana kidnap gangs.
Libyan naval forces capture two oil-smuggling tankers off Tripoli after fire exchange
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.
Prosecutor says charities colluding with migrant traffickers
Zuccaro says has evidence that NGOs rescuing migrants in direct contact with people traffickers in Libya, charities dismiss claims.
Libyan air and naval forces form joint operations room to fight fuel smuggling
The fuel and gas crisis committee has announced that air and naval forces had formed an operations room to end the crisis of fuel smuggling from Libya.
Kobler demands PC acts against human traffickers
Human traffickers must be brought to justice UNSMIL chief Martin Kobler has told the Presidency Council (PC).
IOM: African migrants traded in Libya’s ‘slave markets’
Hundreds of African refugees and migrants passing through Libya are being bought and sold in modern-day slave markets before being held for ransom or used as forced labour or for sexual exploitation, survivors have told the UN’s migration agency.