Category: Egypt

Egypt strikes ‘terrorist camps’ in Libya in response to attack

Egyptian fighter jets have struck militant camps following the deadly attack on Egypt’s Coptic Christians, President Abdel Fattah Sisi has announced. The strikes were carried out in eastern Libya, state television said.

Lebanon dragging their feet on the release of Hannibal Gaddafi

The Shia Amal movement are still holding one of Gaddafi’s sons, who was lured to the Syria-Lebanon border, by Amal militiamen claiming his Lebanese wife needed him, he was then abducted & tortured. It was reported that the reason for his continued detention was that he threatened a Lebanese judge, later to be reported that […]

Egyptian police arrest group making fake Aleppo videos

The videographer, his assistants and the parents of two children who appear in the footage were detained after police managed to trail the would-be camera crew to a building site awaiting demolition, a statement on Monday said. The team reportedly admitted they had planned to distribute their work on social media, pretending it showed scenes […]

Libya: “Why the Gaddafi loyalists are back” – MEE

The situation in Libya is so chaotic that the “libyanisation” neologism is currently imposing itself. It has become a fatal combination of balkanisation – the division of a state into autonomous districts – and somalisation – the failing of a government in favour of militia groups. Currently, the country has three governments. During the last […]

Explosion as pro-LNA protesters call for Serraj to be sacked

A home-made bomb left next to an ambulance in Benghazi’s Kish Square exploded this afternoon while pro-LNA demonstrations were taking place. Two people were slightly injured, an interior security services official told the Libya Herald. Demonstrating against the Libyan Political Agreement, the UN, the US and Europe, as well as Faiez Serraj and Ibrahim Jadhran, […]

Lawyer claims Zintan released Gaddafi’s son Saif

The son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam, has reportedly been released from prison, more than four years after he was caught trying to flee the country by a rebel militia, despite being sentenced to death last year. “He is well and safe and in Libya,” his lawyer Karim Khan told France 24, […]

Gaddafi’s military loyalists are fighting alongside Haftar

The cousin of the slain Libyan dictator, Muamar Gaddafi, Ahmed Gaddaf Al-Dam has disclosed that thousands of military soldiers who were part of Gaddafi’s brigades have joined Khalifa Haftar’s militias. Al-Dam said Sunday, in a statement to the London-based newspaper, Asharq Al-Awsat, that he is holding meetings with what he described as “yesterday’s enemies” in […]

Libya Dawn pushed aside UN unity government eyes Haftar

Libya Dawn surprisingly appears to of been pushed aside from Tripoli for the time being, something that the Tobruk government & Khalifa Haftar united had so far failed to achieve. The Tobruk government was forced into exile after the militias running a protection racket did not receive annual payments. Many militias operating in Tripoli have […]

Financial Times; “Libya: ISIS fuels conflict” Really…?

The financial times reads; On January 4, members of the jihadi group blew up seven 400,000-barrel storage tanks. A week later they hit the same depots again. The attacks, western intelligence officials believe, mark a new phase in the two-year conflict, where Isis has shifted its focus from local insurgent operations and land grabs to […]

Hezbollah cmdr killed; Israeli-Lebanese cross-border fire

Lebanese militants and Israeli Defense Force (IDF) traded cross-border fire after the news that Hezbollah commander Samir Kuntar was killed in an airstrike in Damascus. Israel fired artillery over the border after rocket fire hit northern Israel on Sunday. The IDF “responded with targeted artillery fire following the rockets that hit Israel earlier today from […]

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