6,500 Refugees Rescued

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) On Tuesday, the Italian coastguard said that close to 3,000 migrants and refugees were saved in 30 different rescue missions in the Strait of Sicily on Tuesday. In the last two days, close to 10,000 lives were saved by rescue missions on the Mediterranean Sea. …

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Libya’s Southern Oil Fields Shut Down

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) The Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) stopped oil production of two oilfields after the Libyan unity Government (GNA) did not pay for the security of the oilfields, said Mohammad Ahmad Alkhbasha, a brigade commander on Tuesday. Alkhbasha said the PFG in the south closed the Gulf …

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Libya Officially Free of Chemical Weapons

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Libya sent its last stockpile of chemical weapons to Germany following a UN-backed plan to make sure the chemical weapons are not obtained by the wrong people, said Libyan officials on Tuesday. The departure of the chemical weapons out of Libya brought relief to many …

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ISIS Loses Control of Neighbourhood in Central Sirte

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Only one district remains in the hands of ISIS, said Libyan forces who have been in battle against ISIS fighters since Sunday. On Monday, a neighbourhood in Sirte known as Number One has been “completely liberated” and Libyan troops are currently “in the process of …

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GNA Fighters Corner ISIS

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Forces loyal to the Libyan unity Government (GNA) cornered ISIS fighters in their few remaining hideouts in Sirte on Monday. Dozens of soldiers from the Libyan forces were killed and wounded in the clashes on Monday according to Libyan forces who trapped ISIS in a …

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Libyan Forces Take Out ISIS Snipers with Heavy Artillery

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff)   Libyan forces loyal to the unity government (GNA) lost at least 34 fighters in clashes against ISIS in Sirte and at least 180 others were wounded. After a one week pause, Libyan forces resumed their fight against ISIS on Sunday. Libyan troops say they …

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Libyan Ambassador Fired

Ibrahim Dabbashi, Libya’s ambassador to the UN, said that he has been fired from his diplomatic position. Dabbashi claims that Prime Minister Fayaz Al-Sarraj of the Libyan unity government took the decision to fire Dabbashi without the approval of the parliament. However, Dabbashi said he will not oppose the Prime …

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NATO Allies Back GNA’s Attempts to Unify Libya

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) NATO allies released a statement on Thursday in support of the decisions made by the Libyan government’s in attempts to reconcile Libya’s various rival factions in hopes of unifying the country. The Government of National Accord (GNA) has been working on suggesting a new list …

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Al-Sarraj Meets with US Commander in Germany

Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sarraj had a meeting with officials from the US military and US State Department in Germany on Wednesday.   General Thomas Waldhauser, the commander of US Africa Command and Jonathan Winer, the US State Department Special Envoy to Libya, met with Sarraj in Stuttgart, Germany at …

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Gold, Money and Guns Found in Abandoned ISIS Building

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Forces loyal to the GNA took over a building known to ISIS as “The House of Muslim Funds” finding jewelry made of gold, stacks of bills and weapons in it. The valuables are believed to have been stolen by ISIS from the homes of locals …

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Over 200 Nigerians Deported from Libya

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) The Libyan unity government (GNA) along with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the Nigerian embassy in Libya, have deported 220 Nigerians back to their country. A chartered airplane took the deported Nigerians, who were gathered from various locations in Libya, to the Murtala …

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