May 2017

Tripoli International Airport taken by Tarhuna brigade, Tajouri rejects

May 28, 2017 - 11:04
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Written by: AbdullahBenIbrahim

Misratan brigades aligned with the Salvation Government of Khalifa Al-Ghawiel have pulled back from Tripoli International Airport after two days of fierce against rival groups loyal to the UN-installed Presidency Council.

The airport was taken by Al-Kani brigade from Tarhuna as a neutral side.

Flood of migrants attempted to reach Europe Friday – Libyan Coast Guard

May 27, 2017 - 21:12
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Written by: AbdullahBenIbrahim

More than 3400 illegal migrants were rescued from the Mediterranean by the Libyan Coast Guard and the Italian Navy on Saturday, raising the number of the rescued migrants to 10.000 in the last 10 days.

Spokesperson of the Libyan Navy, Ayoub Qasim, said a surge of thousands of migrants of around 20 nationalities poured into the Mediterranean on Friday on rubber and wooden boats in a bid to reach the Italian shores.

Egyptian MP: Egypt must annihilate Libya's Misrata

May 27, 2017 - 19:11
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Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

An Egyptian Parliament Member called Murtada Mansour, said in a televised phone interview on an Egyptian TV channel that his country's airstrikes must target Misrata in western Libya, not elsewhere.

"Not Derna and not other city, we should annihilate Misrata along with all those who people it." Mansour said out loud on air.

Holland brokers meetings for Libyan HoR, HSC members

May 27, 2017 - 17:02
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Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

The member of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR), Ziad Daghim, said that Holland has hosted meetings this week gathering HoR members and east-representing members from the High Council of State (HCS) into a dialogue initiative that precedes the comprehensive political dialogue.

Talking to the press, Daghim said the Holland-brokered meetings' results were put in writing as a "recommendation" to be displayed on Cyrenaica HoR members.

Egyptian fighter aircraft strike six locations in Derna, east Libya

May 27, 2017 - 15:06
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Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

The Egyptian air force has announced targeting Libya's Derna city in the eastern region with six air raids hitting allegedly locations of "terrorists" whom it said had been a part of the recent attack on Minya Copts.

In a televised speech, the Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, said his country's army will never hesitate in targeting terrorists wherever they are inside and outside Egypt.

Update: Deadly clashes erupt in Tripoli

May 26, 2017 - 21:43
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Written by: AbdullahBenIbrahim

28 people were killed and 130 others wounded in clashes in Tripoli on Friday, initial figures on casualties released by the Ministry of Health have shown.

The highest figures were recorded in Abu Salim neighborhood where the fiercest clashes took place. The ministry said the figures are not final because there are serious injuries.

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