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Serraj wants united army, admits “aid” from foreign special forces

Prime minister-designate Faiez Serraj has insisted that IS will only be defeated in Libya if there is a unified army, made up of military forces from all over the country. He has also confirmed the presence of foreign special forces in the fight against the terrorists.

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UK troops ‘operating from French-led Libyan base aiding renegade general’

British forces have based themselves in a French-led multinational military operations centre in Benghazi supporting renegade Libyan general Khalifa Haftar, according to reports in Arabic media and sources within Libya. The centre, which was set up in December and began operating in February, also houses teams from Italy, Jordan and the UAE, …

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Trend of violent deaths, exposure, starvation and dehydration for migrants in North Africa:IOM

At least 250 migrants have died in Libya and Sudan out of 471 deaths and disappearances recorded on the African continent this year by the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Missing Migrant Project. This week, the remains of 34 migrants were found near the Algerian-Niger border.

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Under siege in central Sirte IS strikes back with suicide attacks

Forces loyal to Libya’s Unity government said they have consolidated a siege around Islamic State fighters in Sirte, in preparation for the “final battle” to take the jihadi stronghold. Pushed back into a 15 to 20 square km area in central Sirte, the Islamic State Group is meanwhile scaling up …

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