Jan 25, 2015

Libya's Ansar al-Shariah group confirms chief's death

Ansar al-Shariah (extremist Islamic militant group); leader Mohammed al-Zahawi killed in January 2015 Libya’s Ansar al-Shariah jihadist group on Saturday confirmed the death of its leader Mohammed al-Zahawi, after Islamist websites reported he had been mortally wounded in fighting in October. “We mourn the ...

Islamic State in Libya claims execution of two Tunisian journalists

Jan 9, 2015

Islamic State in Libya claims execution of two Tunisian journalists

The Libyan branch of the Islamic State jihadist group claimed Thursday to have killed two Tunisian journalists who disappeared in September. In a statement released on jihadist websites showing images of Sofiene Chourabi and Nadhir Ktari, the group said it had “applied the law ...

Clashes in Libya oil region 'serious'

Dec 29, 2014

Clashes in Libya oil region 'serious'

Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamed Dayri said Sunday that extremist groups are escalating their attacks and making a renewed push to seize oil resources, after an assault on eastern terminals set storage tanks ablaze, sending massive clouds of black smoke into the sky. Dayri, speaking ...

Nov 12, 2014

War crimes may be occurring in Libya: U.N. prosecutor

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Tuesday there were indications of war crimes being committed in Libya, warning that the strife-torn country was “on the wrong path.” Fatou Bensouda told the U.N. Security Council that the violence in Libya had worsened ...

Fighting in eastern Libya sets oil tanker on fire: army

Nov 4, 2014

Fighting in eastern Libya sets oil tanker on fire: army

Libya’s army spokesman said an oil tanker caught fire on Monday amid fierce fighting between pro-government forces and Islamist militias in the eastern city of Benghazi, sending heavy black smoke into the sky. However witnesses say it was a naval vessel that was hit ...

Egypt warplanes hit Libya militias, officials say

Oct 16, 2014

Egypt warplanes hit Libya militias, officials say

Egypt is deepening its involvement in the fight against Islamist militias who have taken over key parts of Libya, with officials saying Egyptian warplanes have bombed their positions in the eastern city of Benghazi. The two officials, who have firsthand knowledge of the operation, ...