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Libya forces 'retake' Benghazi district from jihadists

Benghazi - Libyan forces loyal to a controversial general have wrestled back control of a Benghazi neighbourhood from jihadists, following months of fighting to drive the Islamists from the country's second city.

Op-Ed: Libyan unity government signs deal to open oil ports

Tripoli - Two members of the Presidency Council (PC) of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), Musa Koni and Ahmed Mahdi, along with defense minister Mahdi Al-Barghathi, flew to Ras Lanuf today to sign a deal to open the terminal there and at Es Sidre.

Op-Ed: Libya protests French troop presence in Libya without permission

Nouakchot - Faiez Serraj, prime minister and head of the Presidency Council (PC) of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), delivered a formal protest to French ambassador Antoine Sivan over the presence of French Forces in eastern Libya.

Op-Ed: Tobruk Libyan government warns oil tankers must have permit

Tobruk - Abdulraziig al-Nadori, Chief of the General Staff of the House of Representatives, warned foreign ships not to enter Libyan territorial waters without a permit from the Bayda-based National Oil Company (NOC) or risk being targeted by air or ground forces

Forces loyal to Libya's unity government capture bomb factory

Surt - Forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos (Solid Structure, or BAM), loyal to the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) continue to advance slowly against the encircled remnants of Islamic State (IS) fighters in the center of Sirte.

Op-Ed: More problems arise to block Libyan oil exports

Tripoli - An agreement between UN envoy to Libya Martin Kobler and Ibrahim Jodhran, head of the Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG), has been denounced by the chair of the National Oil Company (NOC), Mustafa Sanalla.

Libya loyalists take IS bomb factory in Sirte

Tripoli - Forces loyal to Libya's unity government said Sunday they had seized a building used by the Islamic State group to manufacture explosives in its coastal stronghold.

Op-Ed: 14 bodies found in Benghazi all shot in the head

Benghazi - A doctor in the Benghazi Medical Centre reported that the hospital had received the bodies of 14 people who had been killed execution-style. Martin Kobler, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) called the killings a war crime.

Increasing export of Libyan oil demands agreement from tribes

Benghazi - Tribes who control eastern oilfields said any agreement between Ibrahim Jodhran, head of the Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG), and UN envoy Martin Kobler to reopen oil exporting ports does not cover their areas of oil production and pumping.

Libyan forces edge slowly forward against Islamic State in Sirte

Surt - Forces loyal to the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA), the Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos (Solid Structure, or BAM), move slightly further into Islamic State controlled territory in the center of the city of Sirte.

Bodies of 14 executed in Libya's Benghazi received at hospital

Benghazi - A hospital in Libya's second city Benghazi said Friday it had received the bodies of 14 people killed execution-style, in what the UN envoy said was a "war crime".

Clashes in Sirte continue between ISIS and forces loyal to GNA

Surt - Today, there were fierce exchanges between the encircled fighters of the Islamic State (IS) in Sirte and Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos (Solid Structure, BAM) forces loyal to the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA).

French, British, U.S. soldiers 'monitoring' Libya: Commander

Benghazi - French, British and American soldiers are in Libya to "monitor" Islamic State group jihadists, a military commander in the east of the country told AFP on Thursday.

Op-Ed: Protests against presence of French special forces in Libya

Tripoli - Thousands of angry protesters marched in a number of Libyan cities on Wednesday to denounce what they claimed were French airstrikes that targeted Defend Benghazi Brigades (DBB).

Op-Ed: United Nations statement on Tunis Libyan Dialogue talks

Tunis - Now that the Libyan Political Dialogue talks held in Tunis from July 16 to 18 are over, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya has issued a press release.

Op-Ed: Libyan Dialogue meetings in Tunis last three days already

Tunis - The meetings of the Libya Dialogue at the luxury Golden Tulip Hotel in Tunis over the weekend have been extended at least another day because the complexity of the items on the agenda required more time for discussion, according to organizers.

Protesters shut down Tobruk export port after salaries delayed

Tobruk - The protesters, affiliated with the Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) shut Al-Hariga port down in Tobruk because of delays in being paid.

Op-Ed: Libyan Dialogue members to meet in Tunis on Sunday

Tunis - On Sunday, members of the Libyan Political Dialogue will meet in Tunis to try to find a way out of the political impasse. The Tobruk-based House of Representatives has so far failed to vote confidence in the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA).

Headquarters of Islamic State in Sirte, Libya, under attack

Surt - The Albinyan Almarsoos (Solid Structure, BAM or Albunian) forces, loyal to the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) are reported to have attacked a conference hall in the middle of Sirte, the headquarters of the Islamic State (IS).

20 loyalist troops killed fighting IS in Libya's Sirte

Tripoli - Twenty Libyan unity government fighters were killed and more than 100 wounded Friday in clashes with the Islamic State group in the jihadists' coastal stronghold of Sirte, pro-government forces said.
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