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What you need to know about fighting in Libya’s capital

As chaos reigns in Libya, with competing authorities continuing to vie for power, the battle for Tripoli has started once again. The latest round of clashes in Libya’s capital have left at least 50 people dead, including 18 civilians, and over 130 people injured. 

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Libya Defense Minister to Asharq Al-Awsat: ISIS Cells are Present in Tripoli

The Defense Minister in the cabinet of Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj stressed that holding elections in the country was enough to unite state institutions and eliminate terrorism.

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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”.

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Cairo meetings illegal and totally rejected, High Council of State official says

The Chief of the Defense and Security Backup Commission at the High Council of State (HCS) Belqasim Deberz, said the HCS rejects the meetings in Egypt between delegates of the Presidential Council headed by its chief of staff Abdelrahman Al-Taweel and those of Khalifa Haftar’s self-styled army headed by his …

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Zintani forces takeover of coastal road km 23 checkpoint labelled unlawful

A move yesterday by what have been labelled as ‘‘Zintani forces’’ led by Emad Trabilsi to take over control of the 27 km checkpoint on the main Tripoli-Zawia coastal road was branded as unlawful. The vehicles involved in checkpoint takeover were marked Special Operations Force.

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