A security force loyal to the Libyan Government of National Unity (GNA), based in Tripoli, announced late Wednesday the arrest of jihadist leaders affiliated with the el-Qaëda organization, including a wanted Algerian national, near the capital. The Misrata Security Force (north-west), which is part of the GNA Ministry of Interior, reported that it had raided…

Calm prevails in the southern Libyan town of Murzuq after the Libyan National Self-proclaimed Army (LNA), led by General Khalifa Haftar, announced the conquest yesterday. This is reported by a source quoted today by broadcaster “Libya Ahrar”, pointing out that the men of Operation Karma (Dignity) took control of Murzuq after a siege of about…

A man named Abdelkader Azzouz was arrested. He is suspected of being an al-Qaeda leader who fled the city of Derna, a stronghold of Islamism in the east of the country. The man was arrested in the western city of Misrata and then transferred to the capital Tripoli. No other information is available. Libyan officials…

Forces under the command of Libyan leader Khalifa Haftar, who holds Cyrenaica, have secured control of much of the city of Sabha in south-central Libya, soldiers and residents reported on Monday. The Libyan National Army, Haftar’s faction, launched an operation in southern Libya this month after taking control of eastern Libya over the past three…

The forces of Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar on Wednesday announced a military operation to “purge” jihadists and criminal gangs from the south of the conflict-hit nation. A spokesman for the self-proclaimed Libyan National Army (LNA) said its fighters had advanced in “several regions in the south” from an airbase some 650 kilometres (400 miles) from…

Gunmen have attacked the Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tripoli. Explosions and gunfire can be heard in the area, pillars of smoke have been seen rising above the city and pictures show cars burning near the building. Casualties have been reported in the area. A suicide bomber blew himself up in the Foreign Ministry…

The CIA will launch drones attacks against Islamist insurgents from Al Qaeda and the Islamist state group in Libya from a new base in northeastern Niger, the New York Times reported Monday. According to the American daily, citing Nigerian and American officials, surveillance operations have been taking place for several months from the small Dirkou…

Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar has announced the liberation of the city of Derna from the al-Qaeda-linked militants. “We proudly announce the liberation of Derna, a city dear to all Libyans,” said Marshal Haftar in a televised speech on Thursday. A spokesman for Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) said the group’s forces stormed the last…

The Libyan National Army (LNA), led by Marshal Khalifa Haftar, leads the final fighting against the Islamists of Derna, trapped in the “Al-Maghar” district in the centre of the city. The Islamist fighters now occupy only a narrow area surrounded on five sides by army units. The Islamists oppose a desperate resistance, subjected to incessant…