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Who’s Who? Libya’s Main Players

The Head of the EU Mission to Libya announces return to help manage the border to work in Tripoli

On Monday, The GNA Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohamed Siala, met with the head of the EU mission to Libya, Bettina Muscheidt, and her accompanying delegation which included the Head of the Mission for Border Control and Head of the Mission’s Projects Section.   During the meeting at the ministry’s …

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Justice and Constructive Party: Abdel Basit Igtet statements were completely untrue

On Friday, the media department of the Justice and Constructive Party denied validity of the statements of the former candidate for prime minister Abdul Basit Igtet, as he was calling on the party to withdraw from the political scene.   The administration described Igtit’s comments as “completely baseless”, explaining that …

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Who’s Who?: Libya’s Main Players – Ganfouda – 30 deaths and counting – Humanitarian Crisis? Crimes Against Humanity?

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) For two years, Ganfouda, a suburb in south Benghazi, has been under siege by General Khalifa Haftar’s “Operation Dignity.” The UN-backed unity government and human rights organizations have documented that between 126 to 133 civilian families are currently being held captive. Haftar’s forces continue to …

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Who’s Who? Libya’s Main Players – Defend Benghazi Brigade Vows to Take Down Haftar’s Forces

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Background On June 1, 2016 revolutionaries living in Benghazi declared the start of a defensive effort in support of the Shura Council and the Chamber of Ajdabiya, according to an official statement they issued. They named themselves ‘Defend Benghazi Brigade’ (DBB) stressing that they do …

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