Egypt will not allow militias to threaten its security: FM Shoukry at UN Security Council meeting on Libya

09/07/2020 – ‘We call on the international community to face the danger of the terrorist organisations in Libya,’ he said, adding that the Islamic State terrorist organisation has resurfaced once again in some Western Libyan cities.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry told the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday that Egypt will not allow militias to threaten its security. Continuer à lire … « Egypt will not allow militias to threaten its security: FM Shoukry at UN Security Council meeting on Libya »

Iraqi expert on Islamic State shot dead in Baghdad

06/07/2020 – A leading Iraqi expert on the Islamic State and other militant groups has been shot dead in Baghdad after receiving threats from Iran-backed militias, security officials said. Continuer à lire … « Iraqi expert on Islamic State shot dead in Baghdad »

Russian, Syrian co-operating moving militia to Libya – claim

10/05/2020 – The US does not support the offensive byLibya’s eastern-based military leader Khalifa Haftar against Tripoli and believes Russia is working with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to move militia fighters and equipment to Libya, senior US officials said. Continuer à lire … « Russian, Syrian co-operating moving militia to Libya – claim »

France Should Give Mali Space to Negotiate with Jihadists

16/04/2020 – On March 8, al-Qaeda’s affiliate in the Sahel region — Jama‘at Nusrat al-Islam wa-l-Muslimin (“The Group for Supporting Islam and Muslims” or JNIM) — released a communiqué accepting an offer by the Malian government to negotiate a peace. The jihadists set only one precondition for entering into negotiations: “Ending the racist, arrogant, French Crusader occupation.” Continuer à lire … « France Should Give Mali Space to Negotiate with Jihadists »

Libya: Haftar militias target prison in Tripoli

23/03/2020 – The UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) said Tuesday that militias affiliated with Eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar targeted the Ain Zara prison facility in southern Tripoli. Continuer à lire … « Libya: Haftar militias target prison in Tripoli »

Libyan Army launches military operations to liberate Tarhuna

21/12/2019 – Tarhuna Protection Force of the Libyan Army has announced the start of an operation to liberate the city from what it said a group of corrupts who took the city as a hostage, killed its free people, and forcibly displaced them from their homes.

In a statement, the force called on all the social components of the city to support them in order to eradicate these criminals and mercenaries and return the city to the embrace of the motherland, according to the statement.

The Libyan Army announced yesterday, the success of their operations launched to liberate Tarhuna, confirming that its forces are stationed in several locations in its vicinity.

The Libya Observer

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Libyan-Canadian Committee condemns Canada’s ambassador’s meeting with Tobruk HoR representatives

18/11/2019 – The Libyan Canadian Committee for Human Rights and Justice has condemned the meeting of the Canadian Ambassador to Libya, Hilary Childs Adams with a delegation from the Tobruk-based House of Representatives last Thursday in Tunis. Continuer à lire … « Libyan-Canadian Committee condemns Canada’s ambassador’s meeting with Tobruk HoR representatives »

Mali: Nothing Religious, Just Business

13/10/2019 – Mali continues to be the most dangerous UN peacekeeping operation with over 200 dead so far. This is largely due to northern Mali, where most of these deaths occur. There was lots of violence up there since (and before) the peacekeepers arrived in early 2013. The peacekeepers are mainly African and in 2018 the combined forces suffered a death rate of about 130 per 100,000 per year (a standard measure of such things.) The rate in 2017 was nearly double that and that high rate seems to be returning in 2019. A lot of the violence has moved south to central Mali. Continuer à lire … « Mali: Nothing Religious, Just Business »

Libya’s eastern-based army kills over 90 of UN-backed gov’t forces

23/09/2019 – The eastern-based army of Libya on Sunday announced killing more than 90 members of the rival UN-backed government’s forces in battles and airstrikes during the past two days. »The death toll of the militias (UN-backed government’s forces) exceeded 90 and more than 150 were injured, as a result of airstrikes and direct clashes. Most of those casualties are from the city of Misurata, » the eastern-based army’s information office said in a statement. Continuer à lire … « Libya’s eastern-based army kills over 90 of UN-backed gov’t forces »

Libya army captures six of Haftar’s militias south of Tripoli

16/09/2019 – The Volcano of Rage Operation confirmed it had captured six of Haftar’s gunmen while attempting to infiltrate the Ramla axis, south of Tripoli. Continuer à lire … « Libya army captures six of Haftar’s militias south of Tripoli »