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 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…

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…

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,…

At least nine people were killed in renewed armed clashes on Saturday between Libyan military groups in the capital Tripoli, according to Libya’s Tripoli-based Health Ministry. The death toll over the clashes in Tripoli rose to 115 killed, 383 wounded and 17 people gone missing since Aug. 26, the ministry announced in a statement published…

(Edward Zammit Lewis) Nearly seven years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya remains in a chaotic state. The United Nations-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), led by Fayez al-Sarraj, has been unable to extend control over territory held by rival factions, intensifying geographical and political divisions. Armed militias, terrorist groups, human traffickers and other…