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Libya asks France to explain how its weapons reached the Haftar forces

Libya's UN-approved government called for urgent answers on Thursday after French missiles were found in a base of rogue military commander Khalifa Haftar, whose forces are fighting to take over the capital, Tripoli. Foreign Minister Mohamed Taher Siala has asked his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian to "urgently explain" how the rockets "reached Haftar's forces when they were delivered and …

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Libya attack: "Dozens killed in air attack" on migration center

Image Author AFP Caption In the east of Tripoli, rescue workers meet a suburb of Tajoura An air strike on a Libyan detention center allegedly killed at least 40 people. Another 80 were said to have been injured in an explosion in a facility in an eastern suburb of Tripoli. The majority of those killed are reportedly African migrants. In …

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Turkey swears Defense Minister "heavy" reprisals for attacks in Libya

<img class = "js-image-replace" alt = "Clouds of smoke escaping from Tajoura airstrikes south of Tripoli on June 29th. The Haftolis Tripoli offensive Turkey says it will "act in the most effective and strongest way" against all threats by the army of Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar. The warning came after the Genyan Libyan National Army announced it was attacking Turkish …

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Libya: Haftar forbids flights, boats from Turkey | Libya News

Libya's rogue military commander Khalifa Haftar has banned commercial flights from Libya to Turkey and ordered his forces to attack Turkish ships and interests in the country, said spokesman Ahmed al-Mismari. Turkey supports the United Nations-approved government of Libya's National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli, which on Wednesday declared Gharyan a strategic city south of the capital, by Haftar's self-proclaimed Libyan …

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"Big Loss": Libya's UN-approved government "conquers" the key city | Libya News

Forces, allied with the United Nations-approved Libyan government, claim to have retaken Gharyan, a strategic city south of the capital, Tripoli, although forces loyal to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar allege the allegations The Libya National Army (LNA) stationed in the East under Haftar has been fighting for control of Tripoli for nearly three months. Mustafa al-Mejii, a spokesman for …

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Libya: Flight data prove Haftar territory with mysterious aircraft | news

Freighters were discovered flying secretly into bases controlled by rogue Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar and delivering unidentified payloads when his forces attacked Tripoli last month. Satellite images and flight data show two Russian-made Ilyushin 76 aircraft registered with a joint Emirati-Kazakh company called Reem Travel. They made several trips between Egypt, Israel and Jordan before landing at military bases …

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Libya: The battle for Tripoli becomes a sandbox for foreign powers

On Sunday, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, commanding the Libyan national army around the Libyan capital, ordered his troops to redouble their efforts to "teach the enemy a greater and greater lesson than the previous ones." Defending The capital is an inconsistent Islamist militia supporting the UN-recognized transitional government. The UN Mission to Libya (UNSMIL) called for a week-long ceasefire on …

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Libya: Nine killed in ISIL attack on Haftar's troops | news

At least nine soldiers were killed in an attack demanded by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS), targeting troops loyal to the renegade commander Khalifa Haftar, officials said criminal groups and mercenaries "started On Saturday, an attack on a military training camp in the southern city of Sebha, said the mayor of the city, Hamed …

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