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…

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…

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…

Two years after their defeat in their former Sirte stronghold, the jihadists of the Islamic state launched several attacks in Libya and even in the heart of Tripoli, capitalizing on the weakness of the internationally recognized government and, more generally, on the chaos that has plagued the country since 2011. The latest attack on Tuesday,…

IS claimed the attack against the foreign ministry in a statement distributed on social media, saying that it was carried out by three “soldiers of the caliphate” who were armed with suicide belts and automatic weapons. The head of the UN mission in Libya (UNSMIL) denounced the “cowardly terrorist attack” in a statement. Ghassan Salame…

A commando of armed men launched an incursion on Friday 23 November into a locality in an oasis in southern Libya, killing nine members of the security services loyal to Marshal Haftar – the strong man from eastern Libya who leads the Libyan National Self-proclaimed Army (LNA) and kidnapping eleven others, have reported residents. The…

Libyan officials say a mass grave containing 75 bodies has been found near Sirte, the former bastion of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in the North African country. Mohamad al-Amial, the coastal city’s municipal council spokesman said on Wednesday that the mass grave was uncovered in an agricultural area of al-Daheir, west of Sirte. “Seventy-five…