Libya Archive

Haftar’s militia fires rockets at Libyan army

On Aug. 21, the Libyan government announced a truce and ordered the military to stop operations against warlord Khalifa Haftar’s militias. Warlord Khalifa Haftar’s militia on Thursday fired four rockets aimed at targeting Libyan troops deployed west of Sirte. ATTACK DIDN’T CAUSE ANY CASUALTIES

Libya defuses 22 tons of ammunition left by Haftar forces

The Libyan government says Haftar militias are planting explosives banned by international agreements in civilian settlements, and they should be charged and put on trial with war crimes. Libyan Army on Monday (Oct. 12) defused ammunition left by warlord Khalifa Haftar near the capital

Erdoğan, Putin, Rouhani discuss Syrian issue

According to the official statement, the leaders stressed that UN principles should be universally respected and that no actions, no matter by whom they were undertaken should undermine them. The leaders of Turkey, Russia, and Iran on Wednesday expressed their commitment to “the sovereignty, independence,

Haftar mines kill 39 civilians south of Tripoli

The internationally recognized government has been under attack by Haftar’s forces since April 2019, with more than 1,000 killed in the violence. Landmines planted by warlord Khalifa Haftar’s militia have killed 39 civilians south of the Libyan capital Tripoli, according to the country’s national

Libyan gov’t denies Turkish ships attacked in Tripoli

UN-recognized government denies reports claiming the presence of a Turkish ship at Tripoli port. Libya’s UN-recognized government denied the presence of any Turkish ship at Tripoli’s port which was bombed by militias of renegade commander Khalifa Haftar on Tuesday. “PORT WAS USED ONLY FOR

Turkish vessels attacked by Libyan forces in Tripoli

According to the officials, the vessels at port of Libyan capital evacuated after the attack. Eastern Libyan forces, which have been trying to take the capital since April, said they had attacked a Turkish vessel discharging weapons, an eastern military official said. “TURKISH SHIP

Haftar’s militias bomb airport in Tripoli

Forces loyal to Haftar once again violated the fragile cease-fire with the UN-recognized government, firing mortar shells on southern areas of the capital. Libyan government forces announced on Wednesday that the militias of warlord Khalifa Haftar bombed the Mitiga International Airport in the capital

Haftar violates ceasefire truce following Berlin summit

Participants in Berlin conference on Libya had called for the demobilization of all Libyan armed groups on Sunday. Militias loyal to Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar launched a mortar attack Sunday, violating a cease-fire following a conference on Libya in Berlin. A RANDOM MORTAR ATTACK

Haftar launches airstrike near Tripoli

Following talks in Moscow, the head of the GNA signed a ceasefire deal late Monday, but Haftar left for Libya early Tuesday without signing it after asking for more time to consider it. Forces loyal to renegade commander Khalifa Haftar launched missile strikes to

Italian PM meets Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar

Fayez al-Sarraj, head of Libya’s UN-recognized government, skips Italy and returns home after meeting officials in Brussels Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Wednesday received eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar, whose forces are attempting to overthrow Libya’s UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA). CONTENT