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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.

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.

Egypt Hits Back at Western-backed Militants in Libya
29 May 2017 05:00

Egypt Hits Back at Western-backed Militants in Libya

Islam Times - After the killing of Coptic Christians on its territory, Egypt attacked jihadist positions in Libya due to a 'direct threat' to its national security following the dismantling of Libyan statehood by the NATO-led intervention.

UN Security Council Urges Restraint in Libya
28 May 2017 04:36

UN Security Council Urges Restraint in Libya

Islam Times - The UN Security Council condemned the military escalation in southern Libya, calling on all parties of the conflict to exercise restraint and embark on a path of dialogue to resolve violence in the country.

An Egyptian fighter jet
28 May 2017 04:35

Egypt Strikes 'Terrorist Camps' in Libya

Islam Times - The Egyptian President had announced that Egyptian fighter jets targeted terrorist camps in eastern Libya following the deadly attack on Egypt’s Coptic Christians.

Massacre at Brak al-Shatti May Trigger Larger Civil War
27 May 2017 06:49

Massacre at Brak al-Shatti May Trigger Larger Civil War

Islam Times - Egypt, the UN and Arab governments tried to mediate between the two governments in Libya but a massacre at an air base interrupted the process and threatened to intensify the civil war.

This photo taken on January 11, 2017 shows a general view of an oil refinery in Libya
18 May 2017 05:46

Libya accuses German oil firm of withholding $900m

Islam Times - Wintershall, a German oil company, has withheld more than $900 million of Libya’s oil money, a senior Libyan official says, as a row deepens over what role the UN-backed government should have in monitoring and implementing oil contracts.

Can Russia and Europe Solve Libya
14 May 2017 06:57

Can Russia and Europe Solve Libya's Crisis?

Islam Times - The flurry of international activity involving Libya in recent weeks raises questions of whether more confrontation between Moscow and the West is coming for the country or if some cooperation is possible.

An Archangle ISR plane at the Dubai airshow in 2015
13 May 2017 03:58

UAE 'sends US-made aircraft to Libya' despite arms embargo

Islam Times - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has deployed US-made warplanes in support of Khalifa Haftar who heads the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) in eastern Libya that is fighting against the US- and UN-backed government in Tripoli.