African leaders are due to meet Libya’s UN-backed prime minister on Saturday in a fresh bid to help resolve the political crisis in Libya. Fayez al-Sirraj is due to attend the summit in Congo’s capital Brazzaville, his advisor told AFP on Thursday.
A Libyan military commander sought by international prosecutors for mass murder has been photographed apparently at liberty with comrades, despite his superiors insisting he had been arrested in an internal investigation.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR) Aqilah Saleh has blamed the UN-proposed government’s Presidential Council (PC) for the “failure” of the accord among all parties in Libya and hindrance of the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA).
Libyans have described their fears of an emboldened Islamic State reasserting itself in vast swathes of lawless territory, as the group seeks to re-establish a new power base after the fall of Mosul in Iraq and ongoing operations to end its control of Raqqa and Deir Ezzor in Syria.
Bunyan Marous (BM) has been failed by the Presidency Council (PC) and everyone else, a BM commander said today.
The Islamic State (IS) reappeared in Libya almost a year after it was ousted from its stronghold of Sirte on the Mediterranean coast. In a video clip released Aug. 28 by IS’ Amaq news agency, two fighters appeared at an ad hoc checkpoint on the highway heading south of Sirte toward Jufra. In …
Three members from the Presidential Council of the UN-proposed government have rejected the orders issued by the Head Fayez Al-Sirraj.
Libya’s economic and political woes do not allow for further division, Presidency Council (PC) co-deputy head Ahmed Maetig said today.
According to reports from Sirte, IS militants have seized control of an about 100-km area to the east of Sirte – Wadi Al-Ahmar and have set up checkpoints and started detaining residents in the area already.
The United Nations called for the immediate release of the most vulnerable migrants held in Libya on Monday, many of whom have been subjected to appalling human rights abuses including “extreme violence.”