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 ...

132 more migrant corpses wash up on Libyan beaches

Jun 6, 2016

132 more migrant corpses wash up on Libyan beaches

The bodies of 132 migrants trying to reach Europe have been found on western Libyan beaches over the past four days, the Red Crescent and a local official said Sunday. All except three washed up on beaches in the town of Zuwarah, while the ...