The Government of National Unity (GNA) led by Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj accused Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s forces of conducting an air strike against Al-Quds School in the southern capital, Tripoli, where there was a refugee reception centre. “We strongly condemn the bombing of a school in the Ain Zara region and consider it a new…

Eastern Libyan forces bogged down in street battles in a push to seize the capital Tripoli deployed warplanes on Friday to hit two government positions as more civilians fled fighting. The Libyan National Army (LNA) force of Khalifa Haftar are confronting armed groups loyal to Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj’s internationally-recognised government. so far, Serraj’s forces…

Libyan Health Minister Ahmid Omar said in an interview with Libyan TV station Al-Ahrar that at least 32 people were killed and about 50 others wounded in the fighting near Tripoli by armed forces loyal to the Government of National Unity (GNA). For its part, the command of the Libyan National Army (LNA), led by…

Tripoli announces a generalized “counter-offensive” against pro-Haftar forces The spokesman for the UN-sponsored Government of National Unity (GNA) forces, Colonel Mohamad Gnounou, announced Sunday the beginning of a “counter-offensive” to “purge all cities” of “illegitimate forces”, in reference to the troops of Marshal Khalifa Haftar, the strong man from the Libyan East. This operation, called…

The Libyan National Army (LNA) of Marshal Khalifa Haftar announced on Thursday that it has taken control of the city of Gharyan, about 100 km south of Tripoli, the Libyan capital. “We have full control of Gharyan. As we speak, I am driving through the city,” Abdelsalam al-Hassi, commander of the ANL units responsible for…

Marshal Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) has taken control of two cities near the Algerian border. ANL spokesman Ahmed al-Massmari said the troops were welcomed by the residents of Ghat and Awainat, located about 120 km apart in southern Libya. Ghat, located less than 20 kilometres from the Algerian border, is a transit point for…

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…