The forces of the Libyan National Army, led by Marshal Khalifa Haftar, shot down a military plane belonging to armed groups and attempted to attack the al-Jufra military airbase, a spokesman for the LNA, Ahmed Al-Mismari, said. It is reported that the plane had been shot down by the air defence forces of al-Jufry military…

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 few dozen demonstrators, including several wearing yellow vests, denounced on Tuesday in Tripoli what they described as France’s “support” for Marshal Haftar, whose men are leading an offensive against the Libyan capital. The demonstrators wore the famous fluorescent vests in reference to the French movement of “yellow vests” in slingshot against the fiscal and…

At least 174 people have been killed and 758 wounded in the battle for control over the Libyan capital Tripoli, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. Fighting broke out on April 4 when military strongman Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive to take Tripoli, the seat of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA). At least…

According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), at least 18,250 people have been displaced by the fighting that began last week in southern Tripoli. “At least 3,650 families (about 18,250 people) were displaced from their homes as a result of the armed conflict in southern Tripoli on April 5,” the statement said. According to…

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…

Haftar’s side Saiqa Special Forces, led by Major General Wanis Bukhamada, participated for the first time in battles, and the Libyan National Army (LNA) announced that it began carrying out its tasks, without giving further details. The National Army forces took control of the headquarters of the Fourth Brigade after fierce battles in the area…

While attention in Libya is focussed on the battle for Tripoli, ISIS has attacked a remote town in the central desert, killing the city council president and kidnapping the head of the municipal guards. The attack on the town of Fuhaqa, 600 kilometres south-east of Tripoli, saw a third man killed and several buildings set…

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…