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 14 Tunisians kidnapped on Thursday in the western Libyan town of Zaouiya were released on Sunday evening and are in good health, the Tunisian consul general in Libya, Taoufik al-Guesmi, told AFP. The security forces “stormed the place of their detention and were able to release them without fighting. No casualties are to be…

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…

A man named Abdelkader Azzouz was arrested. He is suspected of being an al-Qaeda leader who fled the city of Derna, a stronghold of Islamism in the east of the country. The man was arrested in the western city of Misrata and then transferred to the capital Tripoli. No other information is available. Libyan officials…

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…

Human Rights Solidarity (HRS) says 3 719 people were killed, wounded or kidnapped in clashes across Libya during 2018 as the North African country battles to stabilise following the 2011 Arab Spring and revolution. In a recently released report, HRS said that 2 947 fighters made up 79 percent of the total figure while 772…

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…