Haftar Outraged by Kobler’s “Meddling” in Libyan Politics

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) General Khalifa Haftar is reportedly furious at Martin Kobler, the UN envoy to Libya, for “meddling” in Libyan politics. The accusation came out in an interview that was released on Monday by Al-Ahram, an Egyptian state newspaper. Haftar said that “Kobler is meddling in very …

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PFG Attempt to Take Back Sidra and Ras Lanuf Oil Ports

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Clashes between rival militias broke out over the weekend over the control of Libya’s main crude oil ports, causing an oil shipment to be delayed, said a Libyan official. Libya’s fragile state has left it exposed to a constant stream of unexpected attacks, jeopardizing whatever …

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ISIS battles For Sirte

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Libyan forces continue to make advances against ISIS in Sirte despite being subject to constant terror attacks from the extremist group, and having limited resources. Knowing that their days in Libya are numbered, ISIS fighters have resorted to planting more lethal Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), …

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Libyan Patrols Turn Back Thousands of Refugees

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Within the last two days, 1,425 refugees crossing the Mediterranean to Europe were stopped by Libyan patrols, said naval spokesperson Ayoub Qassem on Friday. Qassem said that close to 1050 refugees were found on seven boats and were all sent back on Wednesday. Many of …

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Libya Resumes Oil Production at Major Oil Terminals

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) The National Oil Corporation (NOC), Libya’s state oil company, announced on Thursday that force majeure has been lifted on Libya’s biggest oil terminals and exporting will begin shortly. “Exports will resume immediately from Zueitina and Ras Lanuf, and will continue at Brega … exports will …

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British Parliament Calls Out Cameron for Flawed Intervention in Libya

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Former British Prime Minister David Cameron is being criticized for Britain’s role in the 2011 military intervention in Libya. On Wednesday, members of the British parliament released a report stating that Cameron was given flawed intelligence which caused Libya to quickly fall into political and …

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Fayez Al Sarraj Libya is at a “Turning Point”

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sarraj, leader of the UN-backed unity Government (GNA), is calling for urgent talks after General Khalifa Haftar’s forces forcefully took control of oil terminals in Libya’s oil crescent region. On Wednesday, Prime Minister Al-Sarraj said Libya is at a “turning point” …

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Baby Born in the Sky

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) A baby who was born mid-flight has been gifted free flights for life by Buraq Air after a Libyan woman went into labour during her flight from Tripoli to Niamey in Niger.   The Cabin crew assisted the mother in delivering her baby who was …

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Italy Needs Three Weeks To Setup Field Hospitals In Libya

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Plans to set up a field hospital in Libya to take care of injured soldiers coming in from the battle against ISIS in Sirte could be implemented in three weeks, said Italian Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti. Pinotti said the hospital, which was requested by the …

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Western Powers Call on Haftar to Withdraw from Oil Facilities

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) The US and five European countries are calling on General Khalifa Haftar to withdraw his forces from the oil terminals he seized earlier this week, according to a statement released by the six governments late Monday. The UN-backed Libyan unity Government (GNA) has called on …

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Haftar Takes Over Major Oil Ports in Libya

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Rogue militias loyal to General Khalifa Haftar took over oil terminals in Libya’s oil crescent region. The oil terminals were seized by Haftar’s men over the weekend, putting the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in grave danger of losing control over the country. This …

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Citizens of Misrata Call on GNA to Complete Hospital Renovations

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) On Friday, citizens from Misrata, Libya’s third largest city, gathered for a demonstration calling for the Libyan unity Government in Tripoli (GNA) to follow through with the needed renovations for the Misrata Hospital. The demonstrators said they were demonstrating to save their city’s hospital, which …

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Security Heightens in Tripoli After Car Bomb

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Security forces in Tripoli have ramped up security to all state buildings in Libya’s capital after two car bomb exploded near government facilities. Colonel Salah Es Sammu’i, the head of Tripoli’s security forces, said to the press that all state building will now have more …

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Second Month Begins for US Airstrikes to Libya

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) The United States’ airstrike campaign in Libya has begun its second month, which was only supposed to last for “weeks not months,” according to the Pentagon. In the first month, close to 110 airstrikes were fired in Libya by drones, helicopter gunships and bombers targeting …

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