Eastern forces loyal to Libya’s self-styled army under the command of Khalifa Haftar have taken control of the country’s biggest oilfield – Sharara – and say it is secure and ready to resume production. Haftar’s self-styled army fanned out in the southwestern Sharara field, people with knowledge of the matter confirmed. Armed protesters had closed…

The Libyan interim government (HoR – rival of the Government of National Unity) has officially announced the end of military operations in the city of Derna and the eradication of terrorism throughout eastern Libya. The interim government, led by Abdullah al-Thinni and based in al-Bayda, congratulated the Libyans for eliminating the threat of terrorist groups…

The military situations in southwest Libya continues to escalate threatening to destabilize the whole of Libya. Events have cascaded over the last week and are ever-changing, almost on a daily basis. They continue to reflect the power struggle between western and eastern Libya, and the power and security vacuum and local power struggle in the…

Forces loyal to the strong man from eastern Libya, Khalifa Haftar, announced on Friday that they had carried out new air strikes against Chadian groups in southern Libya. The Libyan National Army (LNA), self-proclaimed by Marshal Haftar, reported in a brief statement that it had struck “three groups of Chadian bands and their allies”. The…

At least five people died in clashes on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 between forces loyal to Libyan General Khalifa Haftar, the Cyrenaic strong man, and unidentified jihadist groups in the Umm al Aranib region south of Sebha, in Fezzan, southern Libya. According to reports from the Khalid Bin Walid Brigade, which is under the general…

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…

Western newspapers have talked about the fierce political and security rivalry between France and Italy over Libya, amid a hindered political process due to the contradicted US project, which aims to establish an Arab military alliance to counter Iran’s growing influence in the region. The French-language and Geneva-based newspaper La Tribune de Genève shed light…

An Al-Qaeda leader known as “Abu Talha Al-Libi” has been killed in an operation near Sabha, southern Libya, the Libyan National Army said Friday. “Abu Talha Al-Libi” was killed on Friday morning after a raid on a house he was sharing with other armed men in an area called Al-Qarda Al-Shati, close to Sabha in…

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…

A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a police station in Libya’s southwestern town of Ghoddua, a local security source said Tuesday. The blast had not left any casualties except for the bomber himself. Ghoddua is located roughly 60 kilometers south of the city of Sabha in Libya’s southeastern Fezzan region. Notably, the bombing comes…