The fighting intensified on Saturday at the gates of Tripoli, after the forces loyal to the Government of National Unity (GNA) announced a “phase of attack” against Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s troops launched to conquer the Libyan capital. The troops of the Libyan National Army (LNA) of Marshal Haftar, the strong man from the east of…

A pro-Haftar fighter aircraft “shot down” near Tripoli, according to the GNA Government of National Unity (GNA) forces announced that on Sunday they shot down a Libyan National Army (LNA) aircraft belonging to Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s army, south of the capital Tripoli. A LNA source informed the AFP that the aircraft had fallen into an…

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…

Khalifa Hafter’s Libyan National Army (LNA) and its regional allies seemed to have ben repulsed overnight in their thrust towards Tripoli. The newly-formed Western Region coalition of anti-Hafter forces launched the ‘‘Wadi (Ouadi) Doum 2’’ operation to counter Hafter’s attack on Tripoli. Wadi Doum is a military airstrip build by Qaddafi in northern Chad where…

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…

Armed fighting between armed groups loyal to Khalifa Haftar and Tabu tribe’s armed groups hit on Wednesday Murzuq town in southern Libya. The official at the so-called Brigade 73 Infantry of Haftar’s self-styled army, Al-Mundir Al-Khartoush, said they had entered Murzuq town from the eastern side, thus ensuing clashes with the Tabu armed groups. Meanwhile,…

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…

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…