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Libya's military commission kicks off meeting on withdrawal of foreign fighters

Mon, 15 Mar 2021 - 10:37 GMT

The meeting is held in the Libyan city of Sirte in the presence of a delegation of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, among others.

Libyan parliament to hold plenary session in Sirte for vote of confidence in new interim government

Mon, 15 Feb 2021 - 12:38 GMT

The Libyan House of Representatives, currently based in Tobruk, agreed to hold a plenary session in Sirte in order to carry out a vote of confidence in the new interim government.

Egypt’s FM voices support to ceasefire, formation of new presidential council in Libya in meeting with EU’s Borrell

Thu, 03 Sep 2020 - 03:46 GMT

Shoukry highlighted the Jufra-Sirte “red line” Egypt has earlier set in order for ceasefire to be implemented in Libya and hostile activities to stop in the country.

LNA warns off Turkish attack on Sirte

Mon, 24 Aug 2020 - 07:57 GMT

The Libyan National Army spokesperson General Ahmed El Mesmari said Sunday that the Tripoli government and Turkey are misleading the public opinion to attack Sirte city.

Sisi directs military commanders to maintain competence and combat readiness

Wed, 19 Aug 2020 - 04:57 GMT

President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi held a meeting Wednesday with the commander of the Second Field Army, president of the Engineering Authority of the Armed Forces, and the head of the Financial Affairs Authority of the Armed Forces, according to the presidential spokesperson.

Libyan GNA turns Syrian mercenaries transported by Turkey into police forces

Sat, 25 Jul 2020 - 11:08 GMT

Mahgoub stated that the first batch of those started patrolling the capital after receiving training at Takbali Camp southern the city and the police uniform.

Libyan national forces down Turkish spy plane west of Sirte

Thu, 23 Jul 2020 - 11:30 GMT

Turkey still uses Oqba bin Nafea airbase in Al,Watiyah, western Libya, to bring in military reinforcements less than a month after losing air defense and electronic warfare systems in strikes by "unknown flights."

Egypt stresses neccessity of cease-fire, elimination of terrorist elements in Libya

Wed, 22 Jul 2020 - 10:08 GMT

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry stressed the necessity to achieve a ceasefire and a political solution to the Libyan crisis during phone calls on Wednesday with his French and German counterparts, Jean-Yves Le Drian and Heiko Maas.

Foreign Committee of Libyan House express concern over militia build-up around Sirte

Tue, 21 Jul 2020 - 07:02 GMT

The Foreign Committee of the Libyan House of Representatives expressed its deep concern over the reports that the government of National Accord continues to build-up militia around Sirte, and incites to attack the city.

Turkey hires Tunisian, Sudanese mercenaries to fight in Libya

Mon, 20 Jul 2020 - 10:40 GMT

Sudanese authorities declared the arrest of 160 individuals, including two foreigners, as they were attempting to cross the borders to Libya.

Turkish backed GNA’s militias move towards Sirte city despite international calls for ceasefire

Sat, 18 Jul 2020 - 10:20 GMT

Armed militias affiliated with the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and fight for the Libyan government of National Accord (GNA) started Saturday to move towards Tawergha town near Sirte city, reported Al Arabiya.

Turkey barged in to Libya, prepares for attack on Sirte: US tells Al-Arabiya

Fri, 17 Jul 2020 - 11:03 GMT

The United States Department of State affirmed its firm stance on Libya rejecting all forms of foreign interference. It also told Saudi Al-Arabiya that Turkey has barged in to Libya and is currently preparing for an attack on Sirte.

Libyan army denies signing withdrawal deal in Sirte

Fri, 17 Jul 2020 - 09:49 GMT

He underscored the army's readiness to confront any attack against Al Jafra and Sirte by the Turkish troops and their allies.

Direct Turkish military action in Libya would violate Security Council resolutions: Egyptian FM

Tue, 14 Jul 2020 - 03:21 GMT

Turkey’s statements of direct military activities in Libya are in violation of the Security Council’s resolutions and international law, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said Monday.

LNA forces seize Sirte city

Mon, 06 Jan 2020 - 06:32 GMT

The Libyan National Army forces managed on Monday to seize the city of Sirte.

Terrorist involved in beheading of Egyptian Copts killed in Libya

Sat, 19 Jan 2019 - 04:15 GMT

Deqno, who was born in Sirte City in 1981, established a terrorist group known as "Desert Army" for non-Libyan militants.

Libyan authorities repatriates 12 Egyptian children of ISIS parents to Egypt

Sun, 23 Dec 2018 - 12:43 GMT

Libyan authorities repatriated last Thursday 12 Egyptian minors, whose fathers were killed in the fighting between Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous Operation forces and ISIS militants in Sirte.

Islamic State claims shooting raid on Libya oil firm-group's news agency

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 - 12:40 GMT

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a shooting attack on the headquarters of Libyan state oil firm NOC in Tripoli.

Libya calls for return of Egyptian workers for reconstruction

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 - 05:58 GMT

Libya is in dire need of Egyptian labor to work in Libya’s reconstruction process, after witnessing destruction and instability over the last seven years.

Libyan MPs demand apology from Britain's FM over dead bodies remark

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 - 01:45 GMT

Libya's parliament demanded an apology on Thursday from Boris Johnson over a remark about clearing dead bodies from the former IS stronghold of Sirte.

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