Sixteen fighters have been killed and 11 others wounded in the eastern Libyan city of Derna. Fighting has intensified between forces loyal to renegade General Khalifa Haftar and local militias.
Forces loyal to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar said Monday they had seized several districts of Derna, promising “imminent liberation” of the last militant bastion in the country’s east.
The National Oil Corporation (NOC) welcomed the Security Council’s decision to impose international sanctions against Libyans involved in human trafficking and smuggling of migrants.
Military operations of Haftar’s forces will “liberate” Tripoli and Misrata after Derna, spokesman says
The spokesman for the Omar al-Mukhtar Operations Room of the self-proclaimed army of Khalifa Haftar, Abdelkarim Sabra, said they are about to liberate Derna in east Libya from what he described as terrorism, adding that their forces will continue military actions throughout all of Libya.
The prominent Egyptian al-Qaeda leader, Omar Suroor, was killed during a series of air raids carried out by the Libyan National Army (LNA) in Derna on Saturday during clashes between the LNA and a faction of the Mujahideen Shura Council.
Libyan National Army general commander announced regaining control over the western Shehha area in Derna on Saturday, saying troops conducted combing sweeps to clear the zone from mines and improvised explosive devices.
Sirte Security Force declared Friday a state of high alert in the city and the surrounding areas in anticipation of any emergency, after the killing of a citizen in the road of Zallah by ISIS and the checkpoints set up by ISIS militants along Sirte-Zallah road.
The Security Chief of Derna in eastern Libya Yehya Usta Omar has been captured by the rival forces of the self-styled army led by Khalifa Haftar, a photo posted by their loyalist social media showed.
The United Nations Security Council on Thursday sanctioned six people for involvement in human trafficking and smuggling of migrants in Libya after Russia lifted a hold on the request for action against the individuals in question.
On July 25, 2017, at a serene historical site just outside Paris, French President Emmanuel Macron hosted a rare meeting between Libyan rivals, namely Gen. Khalifa Hifter, the commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) who has the military upper hand in eastern Libya, and Fayez al-Sarraj, the head of …