Feb 21, 2017

Bodies of 74 migrants heading to Europe wash up in Libya

At least 74 bodies of African migrants have washed ashore in western Libya, the Libyan Red Crescent said Tuesday, the latest tragedy at sea along a perilous trafficking route to Europe. The bodies were found near the western Libyan city of Zawiya on Monday, ...

Libya forces rout jihadis from Benghazi district

Jan 17, 2017

Libya forces rout jihadis from Benghazi district

Forces loyal to Marshal Khalifa Haftar on Monday retook a district in Libya’s Benghazi from jihadis after fighting that killed nine soldiers in two days, a military source said. “We now control the district of Abu Sneib” in the southwest of the city, said ...

Dec 21, 2016

U.S. forces wrap up operations against Islamic State in Sirte

The U.S. military has officially ended operations in a former Islamic State bastion in Libya, officials announced Tuesday. The Pentagon had launched Operation Odyssey Lightning to help local forces push the jihadists from the coastal city of Sirte on Aug. 1. “In partnership with ...