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Libya’s Foreign Militias

On March 13, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) issued a statement of concern at ongoing violence in Sabha, a city in Libya’s impoverished south where a flare-up in tensions since late January has to date killed at least six civilians.

Sebha 6th Infantry Brigade declares ceasefire and allegiance to Hafter LNA

The Sebha-based 6th Infantry Brigade declared a unilateral ceasefire and re-assured its allegiance to the Khalifa Hafter-led Libyan National Army (LNA). In its statement issued yesterday, the 6th Infantry Brigade also stressed that it will “defend itself” against any attacks from those it described as “outlaws and criminal gangs”.

Libyans called upon to participate in constitution referendum before elections

A member of the Board of Trustees of the International Union of Muslim Scholars has called upon the people of Libya to participate in the referendum on a new constitution and work towards reconciliation with each other in order to get through the crisis affecting the country, Quds Press has …

Former Gaddafi’s interpreter fears arrest in Libya over remarks on Sarkozy case

A top aide to former Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi said Monday he fears arrest if he returns to Libya over what he may know about corruption allegations against France’s ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy and Gadhafi’s alleged financial support to the former France leader. Moftah Missouri, Gadhafi’s chief interpreter and also his …

Tripoli mayor Beitelmal released

The head of Tripoli Central Municipality Council, Abdulrauf  Beitelmal was released late last night after being held in forced captivity for about 21 hours. No official news of the identity of his kidnappers or their motives for his kidnapping have been revealed yet. Sources have informed Libya Herald that he …