August 2018

Here is what we know about southern Tripoli clashes

August 31, 2018 - 18:27
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Written By: NewsDesk


  • Heavy clashes broke out in southern Tripoli districts on August 27 between the 7th Brigade and a coalition of armed brigades made up of Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade, Bab Tajoura Brigade, Ghanewa Brigade, Nawasi Brigade and Misrata’s 301 Brigade.


  • The 7th Brigade, a.k.a Kanyat or Kani brigade, is from Tarhuna, a city some 65 km to the southeast of Tripoli. The name of the brigade was derived from Kani family whose members lead the brigade.


Libya's Presidential Council Head says was surprised by Tripoli clashes

August 30, 2018 - 22:21
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sirraj said in a televised statement on Thursday that he was taken by surprise by the clashes of southern Tripoli, saying the fighting left innocent deaths among the military units and horrified civilians.

"Civilians must remain outside the circle of the violence which will only end to more destruction and deaths among innocent civilians. The perpetrators will be brought to justice." Al-Sirraj said.

Council of Wisemen and Elders of Misrata condemns airstrikes on Tarhuna

August 30, 2018 - 19:40
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The Council of Wisemen and Elders of Misrata has condemned the aerial bombing of the city of Tarhuna, which caused damage to public and private property.

The Council demanded the State security and judicial institutions to conduct a prompt investigation into the attack and prosecute anyone who contributed to this "heinous" act, according to a statement released on Thursday.

Al-Sirraj appoints military officers to end Libyan capital’s clashes

August 30, 2018 - 19:06
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sirraj appointed the commanders of central and western military zones Mohammed Al-Haddad and Osama Al-Juwaili respectively to oversee the ceasefire in southern Tripoli along with making sure the vehicles are withdrawn and all military locations are handed over to the official forces in the area.

Advisor of Philippine President confirms providing Libyan hospitals with cadres

August 30, 2018 - 11:37
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Advisor of Philippine President Abdullah Mamao arrived in Tripoli on Wednesday and met with the Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sirraj and other officials.

Mamao confirmed in the meeting that the Philippines is willing to provide Libyan hospitals with medical cadres and to engage in training courses for the Libyan medics.

The two officials discussed issues of mutual concern including the rebuilding projects in Libya, in which the advisor said his country is interested.