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New Civil War Imminent in Libya as Haftar Bans Ministers
10 Sep 2017 04:26

New Civil War Imminent in Libya as Haftar Bans Ministers

Islam Times - A new cycle of civil war is looming in Libya after General Khalifa Haftar banned all officials of the Government of National Accord (GNA) and Presidential Council led by Fayez al-Sarraj from entering East of Libya, where he holds sway.

 
Members of the self-styled Libyan National Army, loyal to the country
24 Aug 2017 05:28

11 beheaded in Libya checkpoint attack

Islam Times - At least 11 people were beheaded Wednesday after an attack on a checkpoint controlled by Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar south of Tripoli, a spokesman for his forces said.

 
Libyan military commander General Khalifa Hifter listens during a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (unseen) in Moscow, Russia, on Monday, August 14, 2017. (Photo by AP)
15 Aug 2017 08:36

Libya’s General Haftar meets Russian ministers, demands military help

Islam Times - Powerful Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar has met Russian foreign and defense ministers during a visit to Moscow.

 
Members of the self-styled Libyan National Army, loyal to the country
8 Aug 2017 04:15

Libya’s Derna suffers as Haftar’s LNA tightens siege on city

Islam Times - The Libyan National Army (LNA), a militia group led by General Khalifa Haftar, has tightened a crippling siege on the northeastern city of Derna as the renegade military strongman seeks the permanent ouster of rival militia from the region he controls in eastern Libya.

 
Ghassan Salame (L), the Special Representative to the Secretary General of the United Nations for Libya, is greeted by Libya’s UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj ahead of a press conference in Tripoli, Libya, August 5, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
6 Aug 2017 11:53

UN mission to gradually return to Libya: New envoy

Islam Times - The United Nation (UN)’s mission to Libya has announced that it will “gradually” return to the conflict-ridden country after leaving its headquarters in the capital, Tripoli, amid unrest and political violence in 2014.

 
ISIS Terrorists Prepare Libya Attack after Defeat in Mosul, Raqqa
29 Jul 2017 04:23

ISIS Terrorists Prepare Libya Attack after Defeat in Mosul, Raqqa

Islam Times - A Libyan military official warned that ISIS terrorists are regrouping in order to launch a new attack on the city of Misrata, the country’s trade capital.

 
French President Emmanuel Macron (L), Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj (R) and General Khalifa Haftar (2nd R), commander in the Libyan National Army (LNA), take part in talks aimed at easing tensions in Libya, in La Celle-Saint-Cloud, near Paris, on July 25, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
26 Jul 2017 05:46

Libya’s rival leaders ‘commit to ceasefire, elections’

Islam Times - The two main rivals in conflict-ridden Libya are committed to a ceasefire and holding elections "as soon as possible", according to a draft statement released before they began talks brokered by French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday.

 
Body bags are seen on the ground after being pulled from under the rubble by the Libyan Red Crescent following clashes in Sirte, Libya, on December 20, 2016. (Photo by AFP)
23 Jul 2017 07:19

Corpses of foreign Daesh members await repatriation from Libya: Officials

Islam Times - Libyan officials say hundreds of corpses belonging to foreign members of Daesh remain in the country months after the Takfiri terrorist group’s defeat in the coastal city of Sirte.

 
An Armed Rebel Kicks a Ball near Gadhafi’s Bab al-Aziziya compound (23 August 2011)
23 Jul 2017 04:28

Libya Burning: Domestic Conflict, Foreign Interventions, Terrorism

Islam Times - With its size of about 1.8 million square meters and a population of nearly 6 million, Libya is a resource-rich country that attracts attention of other energy-conscious countries.

 
US May Escalate Involvement in Libya
13 Jul 2017 06:45

US May Escalate Involvement in Libya

Islam Times - US officials familiar with the situation say that the Trump Administration is likely to announce a dramatic “ramping up” of US involvement in Libya, appointing a new US ambassador, and setting up a permanent US military presence in the nation.

 
Backing another Strongman in Libya
12 Jul 2017 11:48

Backing another Strongman in Libya

Islam Times - Radio Sputnik contributor, Vladimir Bychkov said that it appears that Brussels is about to pin its hopes on Libyan National Army Gen. Khalifa Haftar, who has recently liberated Benghazi from Islamists, and in contrast to other Libyan "leaders", Haftar has real power.

 
Anti-Qaddafi fighters fire guns at pro-Qaddafi forces near east of Sirte in Libya
9 Jul 2017 09:30

Linking Between the Libyan and Syrian Wars and the Qatar Crisis

Islam Times - The war in Libya was caused not so much by any internal dissent but rather by the West’s need for continued economic expansion. The messianic ideology of western elites licenses it to attack anyone, anywhere, to achieve its mercantilist objectives, and provides a humanitarian “fig leaf” ...

 
Will Saif al-Islam Gaddafi
17 Jun 2017 05:20

Will Saif al-Islam Gaddafi's 'Bring Peace'

Islam Times - Colonel Gaddafi’s son was freed from captivity in Libya and now wants to ‘bring peace’ to the war-torn country. Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, 44, had been held by rebel militias in eastern Libya since November 2011 when he was caught trying to flee into neighboring Niger after the death of his ...

 
Members of the Salah Bou-Haliqa brigade, loyal to General Khalifa Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army, celebrate as they arrive in the eastern city of Benghazi after seizing the central al-Jufra area from rival forces, June 5, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
12 Jun 2017 12:20

UAE violates arms embargo on Libya with exports to Haftar: UNSC

Islam Times - The United Nations Security Council says the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has breached an arms embargo on Libya by sending attack helicopters, attack aircraft, and armored vehicles to troops commanded by self-styled Libyan General Khalifa Haftar.

 
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3 Jun 2017 08:16

The 'Third Force': Gaddafi's Supporters Making Political Comeback in Libya

Islam Times - Muammar Gaddafi's followers seek to make a political comeback and revive the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. They present themselves as the "third force" non-aligned with either Khalifa Haftar in the east and al-Sarraj in the west of the country.

 
Head of the Libyan National Army Khalifa Haftar
31 May 2017 07:25

Libyan National Army Chief Accuses Qatar of Sponsoring Terrorism

Islam Times - Head of the Libyan National Army Khalifa Haftar has issued a statement, accusing the Qatari authorities of support of the terror groups.

 
Egypt Carries out New Airstrikes in Libya
31 May 2017 07:17

Egypt Carries out New Airstrikes in Libya

Islam Times - Egypt has continued airstrikes in Libya targeting the Islamist-controlled city of Derna, Libyan commanders have said, confirming witness accounts. Cairo earlier sent warplanes to Libya in retaliation for a deadly gun attack on Coptic Christians.

 
Libya’s Chaos Perfect for Exporting Weapons and Terrorists to Syria
30 May 2017 05:58

Libya’s Chaos Perfect for Exporting Weapons and Terrorists to Syria

Islam Times - Daniel McAdams, Executive Director at the Ron Paul Peace Institute, in an RT interview, said: Obama’s biggest mistake was the invasion of Libya. Gaddafi was right when he warned that the overthrow of the government would lead to terrorist attacks in Europe.

 
Smoke rises after an airstrike on the Libyan city of Sirte, September 28, 2016. (Photo by AFP)
29 May 2017 13:27

Libya’s Derna bombarded again: Witnesses

Islam Times - Warplanes have reportedly launched airstrikes on the Libyan city of Derna, days after Egyptian jets pounded alleged terrorist training camps in the city.

 
Pro-Haftar Air Force Participated in Egyptian raids
29 May 2017 05:02

Pro-Haftar Air Force Participated in Egyptian raids

Islam Times - The air force of Libya's strongman Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) said that it took part in Egyptian air strikes on jihadist positions in the country after a deadly attack on Egypt's Copts.