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Red Crescent refutes claims of finding 116 Egyptian bodies buried in Libya

The Libyan Red Crescent refuted claims say that it had found 116 Egyptian bodies buried in a desert area, east Libya. Several News outlets mistakenly reported that the bodies are of illegal immigrants, adding that they found their IDs and other personal belongings also buried with them.

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HCS member Sahid criticizes role of UN envoy towards Derna

Member of High Council of State (HCS), Ibrahim Sahid, has demanded the head of the UN Mission in Libya, Ghassan Salame, and Chairman of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sarraj, to send a request to the UN Security Council to convene an emergency meeting in order to protect the civilians in …

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Libya’s Hifter launches operation to retake opposition stronghold

Khalifa Hifter, commander of the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA), announced May 8 the start of a military operation to take Derna in northeastern Benghazi. This military operation has long been expected, as coastal Derna is the last remaining major town in eastern Libya that has not fallen to Hifter’s forces, which are backed …

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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.

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US rejects France’s push for elections in Libya

A high-ranking western source disclosed to Ean Libya that a meeting was held in London last week and was attended by US, French. Italian and British delegates in addition to the UN delegate to Libya, Ghassan Salame, and UAE as well as Egyptian delegates, to discuss Libyan issues.

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Libya’s radical Madkhalists are the latest threat

It is nine o’clock in the morning when Khaled al Bouri walks with his son Mohammed through the rubble of their home in the Giza district of Sirte. Giza was a populous neighbourhood in Gaddafi’s hometown, and in 2015 was chosen by the local Islamic State group franchise to become the …

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