Thirty killed, several injured following attack on military academy in Libya

At least 30 people were killed and 33 others wounded in an attack on a military academy in the Libyan capital late on Saturday, the health ministry of the Tripoli-based government said in a statement on Sunday. Tripoli, controlled by the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA), is facing an offensive by military commander… Read More Thirty killed, several injured following attack on military academy in Libya

Three UN staff, two others dead following car bomb explosion in Libyan city of Benghazi

A car bomb explosion in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi killed three U.N. staff members and two other mission members on Saturday, the United Nations said.The attack came as the United Nations was brokering a truce in the capital Tripoli, where the eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) force launched a surprise attack in April,… Read More Three UN staff, two others dead following car bomb explosion in Libyan city of Benghazi

Three dead, fifteen injured following car bomb attack at funeral of former Libyan military commander

At least three people were killed and 15 wounded when a car bomb hit a funeral of former senior military commander in the east Libyan city of Benghazi, medical and military sources said. The funeral at Benghazi’s Huwari cemetery was for Khalifa Mismari, the assistant commander of Libya’s special forces under former leader Muammar Gaddafi,… Read More Three dead, fifteen injured following car bomb attack at funeral of former Libyan military commander

Civilians flee their homes as fighting in Tripoli gets intense

Gunfire and blasts echoed through Libya’s capital on Friday as eastern forces fought troops of the internationally recognised government in southern Tripoli suburbs, forcing thousands of civilians to flee their homes. The Libyan National Army (LNA) of Khalifa Haftar advanced on the coastal city a week ago in the latest conflict of a cycle of… Read More Civilians flee their homes as fighting in Tripoli gets intense

Warplane bombs airport as Libya’s eastern troops advance on Tripoli

A warplane attacked Tripoli’s only functioning airport on Monday as eastern forces advancing on the Libyan capital disregarded international appeals for a truce in the latest of a cycle of warfare since Muammar Gaddafi’s fall in 2011. Casualties were mounting in fighting that also threatens to disrupt oil supplies, fuel migration to Europe and wreck… Read More Warplane bombs airport as Libya’s eastern troops advance on Tripoli

UN Secretary-General, eastern Libya commander meet as LNA troops advance on Tripoli

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres met eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar in Benghazi on Friday in a bid to avert renewed civil war as his forces advanced on the capital Tripoli to challenge the internationally recognized government. The military thrust by Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA), which is allied to a parallel administration based in the… Read More UN Secretary-General, eastern Libya commander meet as LNA troops advance on Tripoli

Eastern Libyan commander orders troops to march on capital

Eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar ordered his troops on Thursday to march on the capital Tripoli, taking his conflict with the internationally recognised government to a dangerous new level. Haftar posted his order in a video online hours after his forces took full control of Gharyan, a town about 100 km (60 miles) south of… Read More Eastern Libyan commander orders troops to march on capital