Category Archives: Libya

Libya PM’s convoy comes under fire in Tripoli, no one wounded

A convoy carrying Libya’s contested unity government chief, Fayez al-Sarraj, and other top officials came under heavy gunfire Monday in Tripoli, but they survived unharmed, spokesmen for his administration said. “The convoy of GNA (Government of National Accord) chief Fayez

ISIS vows more attacks on Egypt’s Christians

An ISIS affiliate in Egypt has released a new video showing the suicide bomber who attacked a church in December and vowing more attacks on the country’s Christian minority. The 20-minute video, which emerged Monday, said Christians were the extremist

Libyan females barred from traveling abroad unguarded

Military ruler for the region of eastern Libya, General Abdul Razek al-Nazouri, announced his decision to bar Libyan women from leaving the country unguarded by a male. The region of eastern Libya is managed by the internationally recognized government and

Egypt brokers Libya peace roadmap, but key figures fail to meet

Libyan factions have tentatively agreed on an Egyptian-brokered roadmap to heal divisions, Egypt said, though the failure to engineer a meeting between two key figures has cast a shadow on the diplomatic push. The deal comes after months of diplomatic

Sudan brings home baby of ISIS fighters slain in Libya

Sudanese security agents on Monday brought home a four-month-old baby girl whose parents were killed in Libya while fighting for ISIS, a security official said. The infant, born to Sudanese parents, was brought to Khartoum after the Libyan Red Crescent

Libya halts more than 400 migrants bound for Europe

Libya’s coast guard said Saturday it intercepted more than 400 African migrants attempting to reach Europe, a day after EU leaders agreed on moves to curb mass migration from the country. General Ayoub Qassem, the coast guard spokesman, said 431

Libyan forces say they found 90 bodies at site of US air strike

A counter-terrorism unit in the Libyan capital Tripoli said it suspected a car bomb that went off on Saturday near the Italian embassy was planted by backers of a rival force in the divided country’s east. The blast occurred in

Tripoli force suspects rival eastern force backers in bomb near Italian embassy

A counter-terrorism unit in the Libyan capital Tripoli said it suspected a car bomb that went off on Saturday near the Italian embassy was planted by backers of a rival force in the divided country’s east. The blast occurred in

Car bomb in central Benghazi wounds former interior minister

A car bomb in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi killed one person on Friday and wounded 13, including former interior minister Ashour Shuwail, security and medical officials said. The powerful explosion outside a mosque in Benghazi’s central Al-Majouri district

More than 80 ISIS militants killed in US strikes in Libya

More than 80 ISIS militants were killed in US strikes on training camps in Libya, including several who were involved in plotting attacks in Europe, Pentagon chief Ashton Carter said Thursday. “They certainly are people who were actively plotting operations

US delivers two more patrols boats to ally Tunisia

Tunisia’s army on Monday received two American patrol boats as part of a deal concluded with the United States to help battle terrorism and illegal migration. Tunisia has suffered from a wave of militant violence since the 2011 revolt that

Libya goes dark as power shortage struggles continue

Western Libya was plunged into darkness late as a blackout already affecting the south spread to the capital, Tripoli, and other major cities, the national power company said. The blackout extended from Libya’s western border with Tunisia to the city

Forces loyal to self-declared PM seize Libyan ministries

A self-declared prime minister in Libya says his forces have seized at least three ministries in the capital and is declaring a return of his government after what he described as a yearlong failure of the current UN-backed premier. Khalifa

Rival government tries to seize Libya ministry buildings

A self-declared prime minister sidelined by Libya’s UN-backed government tried to seize the defense ministry and other state offices on Thursday, but a government spokesman said the attempt to capture the buildings by force had failed. The claims and counter-claims

Libya deputy PM quits, saying he has ‘failed’

One of three deputy premiers in Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord resigned on Monday, saying he had failed in his mission. Moussa al-Kouni told a press conference in the capital of the chaos-ridden North African country that he could

Revealed: Libyan hijackers used fake weapons

The weapons used on Friday in the hijack of a jet from Libya to Malta were replicas according to the result of an initial forensic examination, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on his Twitter feed. The hijackers, armed with

US military ends anti-ISIS operation in Libya’s Sirte

The US military has officially ended operations in a former ISIS bastion in Libya, officials announced Tuesday. The Pentagon had launched Operation Odyssey Lightning to help local forces push the militants from the coastal city of Sirte on August 1.

Suicide bomber kills seven in Libyan city of Benghazi

At least seven people were killed and eight wounded when a suicide bomber targeted forces loyal to Libya’s eastern government in Benghazi on Sunday, medical and security officials said. ISIS said it carried out the bombing, in the besieged district

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