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Protection Force of Sirte denies intention to attack oil crescent

The Security and Protection Force of Sirte has denied any military build-up in the city to attack the oil crescent region. On its Facebook page Sunday, the Protection Force refuted all news circulated about military preparations to attack the oil crescent. “All the forces in the city are affiliated with …

Libya Attorney General says Gaddafi regime’s jailed figures to be released “out of compassion”

The head of investigation bureau at the Libyan Attorney General Office in Tripoli  Al-Sediq Al-Sour said a decree was passed by the Minister of Justice to pardon (or release) several figures from the Moamar Gaddafi regime from prison out of “compassion for their deteriorated health.”

Libyan human rights group calls for new Deterrence Agency formation decision to be revoked

Human Rights Solidarity has expressed their concern regarding the decision of the Presidential Council to form the Deterrence Agency for Combat Organized Crime and Terrorism.

Libya: Battle for City Endangers Civilians

Forces under Gen. Khalifa Hiftar have started a land and air operation to wrest the eastern city of Derna from an alliance of militant armed groups, Human Rights Watch said today. All parties to the conflict are obligated to respect the laws of war and spare civilians and civilian infrastructure.

Fuel smugglers’ sites bombed by Air Force, petrol stations shut down as part of continuing anti fuel smuggling drive

The National Oil Corporation’s (NOC) Brega Marketing Fuel and Gas Crisis Committee announced that fuel smugglers’ sites on the Libyan Tunisian border have been struck by the Libyan Air Force. These strikes come after the Committee had announced earlier this week that it had concluded its survey of fuel smugglers’ …

PC Air Force supports NOC’s anti-fuel smuggling initiative

The National Oil Corporation’s (NOC) Brega Marketing/ Fuel and Gas Crisis Committee announced that the 6th squadron of the Presidential Council-aligned Air Force revealed on Monday that it is supporting the anti-fuel smuggling initiative launched by the National Oil Corporation.

Libya’s road to peace: Constitution first, then elections

After the popular uprising in February 2011 and the fall of the Muammar Gaddafi’s rule, Libyans had the opportunity to draft a constitution for the second time in the country’s modern history. The first was in 1951, when Libya was preparing to become an independent state after 33 years of …