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Op-Ed: General Haftar changes stance on cooperation with Libya militia

Tobruk - In Benghazi yesterday, speaking to activists, General Khalifa Haftar, commander-in-chief of the Libyan National Army (LNA) associated with the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR), said he could work with some militia groups in western Libya.

Car bomb kills four in Libya's Benghazi: Hospital

Tripoli - A car bomb killed four civilians and wounded 14 others in the war-torn Libyan city of Benghazi Friday night, a hospital official said.

Pro-GNA forces suffer heavy losses but advance in Sirte, Libya

Surt - Forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos (Solid Structure) allied with the UN-backed Libyan Government of National Accord are making some progress against the Islamic State (IS) encircled in the city of Sirte but are suffering significant casualties in the process.

Op-Ed: Top U.S. Marine general recommends more aggressive Libya policy

Washington - Marine Lieutenant General Thomas Waldhauser, who is President Barack Obama's nominee to head the US Africa Command, claimed that the U.S. military plans to counter the Islamic State (IS) in Libya "make no sense."

Op-Ed: Pro-GNA forces advance in Sirte Libya but lack support

Surt - The forces of the Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos (Solid Foundation) mostly militia from the city of Misrata, are advancing further into the city of Sirte after surrounding the remaining Islamic State (IS) fighters in the center of the city.

Anti-GNA forces attack PFG camp in Libya

Tripoli - A spokesperson for the Oil Facilities Guard condemned what he described as a criminal act by warplanes of Khalifa Haftar, commander-in-chief of the Libyan National Army (LNA). The LNA is the armed forces of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR).

Libya: Explosion after clashes near Tripoli kills at least 29

Tripoli - After armed men stormed an arms depot in the town of Garabulli, about 60 kilometers (40 miles) east of Tripoli, an explosion occurred that killed at least 29 and wounded dozens more according to security and medical officials.

Pro-unity government forces begin final offensive on IS in Libya

Surt - The Solid Structure operations forces loyal to the UN-backed Government of National Accord have made further gains and are preparing for a final assault on the remaining fighters of the Islamic State surrounded in the center of Sirte.

34 Libya pro-govt fighters dead in clashes with IS

Tripoli - At least 34 Libyan pro-government forces were killed Tuesday and 100 wounded in clashes with Islamic State group jihadists as they prepared for a final assault on the jihadist stronghold of Sirte.

Op-Ed: HoR meets again today with no quorum to vote on Libyan GNA

Tobruk - As has happened many times before, the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) met today but lacked a quorum and so was unable to vote confidence in UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA).

Amnesty claims 12 murdered Libyans killed in Tripoli prison

Tripoli - Amnesty International claims Ali Al-Saadi, the head of the Ruwaimi prison in Tripoli, lied when he reported last week that 12 former Gadaffi-era soldiers had been released to their families' care and had left the prison with them.

Op-Ed: Militants attack eastern Libyan city of Ajdabiya

Tobruk - A recently formed militia of militants who fled Benghazi, the Defend Benghazi Brigades, have attacked the industrial zone of the eastern city of Ajdabiya but were reportedly forced to retreat by General Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army.

IS tries to break siege in Libya's Sirte

Tripoli - The Islamic State group tried Sunday to break a siege on their last holdouts in Sirte but were pushed back by fighters allied to Libya's unity government, a spokesman said.

Libyan foreign minister meets with NATO chief and EU policy head

Brussels - Mohamed Siala, foreign minister in the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), met today in Brussels with the head of NATO, and the EU policy chief to discuss how each organization could help improve security in Libya and on its borders.

Tripoli protesters demand unity government solve urgent problems

Tripoli - Many took to the streets of Tripoli, the Libyan capital, to protest against the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNC) headed by Faiez Serraj.

Forces loyal to Libyan unity government retain hold on Sirte

Surt - The media office of the Albunyan Almarsoos (Solid Structure) that is in charge of the battle in Sirte against the Islamic State, announced that 10 of its forces were killed and seven injured in a suicide car bomb attack by ISIS in Abu Grein.

Many condemnations of airstrikes on Libyan civilians in Derna

Darnah - Some time ago the Libya city of Derna and adjacent areas were cleared of all Islamic State fighters. This was mostly the result of actions by the fighters of the Shura Council of Derna Jihadists.

Op-Ed: UN authorizes Operation Sophia to search ships for illegal arms

Tripoli - The United Nations Security Council voted to allow naval forces of EU countries to intercept ships in Libyan waters suspected of carrying weapons to or from the country.

Libya PM calls for unity behind anti-IS Sirte offensive

Tripoli - The head of Libya's unity government urged Libyans to rally behind the battle against jihadists in Sirte, as the UN approved an operation to stop the flood of weapons into the country.

Militia determine how power is distributed in Libyan capital

Tripoli - In a speech last night, Prime Minister-elect of the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA), Faiez Serraj admitted that militias are controlling the distribution of electricity in Tripoli.
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