August 2019

Libya's Al-Sirraj and US AFRICOM commander meet in Tunisia, discuss mutual security cooperation

August 27, 2019 - 22:16
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Head of the Libyan Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sirraj met Tuesday wit the new commander of the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) Stephan Townsend, accompanied by the new U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Richard Norland in the Tunisian capital.

AFRICOM said in a statement that discussions included the security environment, the importance of addressing the existing violent extremist organization threat, and the need to resolve the conflict in Libya.

Haftar's terrorist sleeper cells targeting activists, journalists and officials in Tripoli

August 27, 2019 - 21:00
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Terrorist sleeper cells affiliated with Khalifa Haftar's forces have been depicted in Tripoli trying to cover for failure to enter the capital by targeting officials, journalists and bloggers inside Tripoli.

Recent actions by those sleeper cells include targeting the house of the member of Constitution Drafting Assembly Itimad Al-Misillati in Ain Zara in southern Tripoli on Monday, damaging cars for her family.

At least 20 immigrants feared dead as Libyan coastguards rescue capsized boat

August 27, 2019 - 20:13
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Libyan coastguards said Tuesday it had rescued 65 illegal immigrants off Al-Khums shores and managed to recover 5 bodies, adding that between 15 and 20 others are missing.

The coastguards said that the capsized boat was carrying about 90 illegal immigrants.

They added that the five bodies were for a Moroccan woman, Moroccan man, Moroccan child, one Sudanese and one Somali man.