Three people were killed on Thursday in a suspected hit-and-run attack by Islamic State militants on a town in southern Libya, residents and a military official said, the second such attack within days. In the capital Tripoli, three rockets hit a western suburb overnight close to the heavily fortified U.N. compound but otherwise there was…

At least nine people were killed Saturday in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group targeting forces loyal to strongman Khalifa Haftar in southern Libya, officials said. IS fighters, “backed by criminal groups and mercenaries”, launched a dawn assault on a military training camp in the southern city of Sebha, which is controlled by…

Calm prevails in the southern Libyan town of Murzuq after the Libyan National Self-proclaimed Army (LNA), led by General Khalifa Haftar, announced the conquest yesterday. This is reported by a source quoted today by broadcaster “Libya Ahrar”, pointing out that the men of Operation Karma (Dignity) took control of Murzuq after a siege of about…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The Special Deterrence Forces (Rada) of the Libyan Ministry of the Interior in Tripoli have announced the identity of two terrorists who are allegedly involved in carrying out attacks on institutions and military bases in Libya. According to a note issued last night, these are Malik Sadiq al Khazmi and Fathi Nasr Alsoiei. According to…

A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a police station in Libya’s southwestern town of Ghoddua, a local security source said Tuesday. The blast had not left any casualties except for the bomber himself. Ghoddua is located roughly 60 kilometers south of the city of Sabha in Libya’s southeastern Fezzan region. Notably, the bombing comes…