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IS spreads in Libya

In a series of dramatic political and security-related developments last week, the Islamic State (Daesh) affiliate in Libya announced that it had strengthened its hold on the city of Sirte after having gained control of the city airport. Just prior to this, the 166th Brigade, which had been in charge …

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Tripoli Proposes Moscow to Train Libyan Army, Supply Modern Weaponry

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Libya wants its military personnel to be trained by Russian specialists and to receive modern Russian weaponry, Mohamed Abdelaziz, the special Ambassador of the Libyan parliament’s president said on Thursday. “We hope that this [military] cooperation will continue in two main areas — in the field of …

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Masoud Erhuma appointed as Defence Minister

The Prime Minister has has appointed Brigadier-General Masoud Erhuma as Libya’s new Defence Minister. The post was left unfilled when the new cabinet was finally approved by the HoR last month. Abdullah Al-Thinni who had held onto the portfolio when appointed temporary Prime Minister in March by the former General National Congress …

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