Jun 12, 2016

Libyan forces brace for sniper fire from Islamic State fighters in Sirte

A spokesman for militias loyal to Libya’s U.N.-brokered government say Islamic State militants have barricaded themselves in the center of their stronghold in the coastal city of Sirte, hoping to draw their attackers into a protracted street battle. Brig. Gen. Mohammed al-Ghasri said Sunday ...

Jun 7, 2016

U.N. urged to allow EU to search boats for illicit arms off Libya

Britain on Monday proposed expanding a United Nations Security Council mandate for a European naval operation to allow it to crack down on arms smuggling in the high seas off war-torn Libya, though Russia voiced concerns about the idea. Britain circulated a draft resolution ...