TimeLine Layout

December, 2016

  • 13 December

    GNA Will Soon Announce Liberation of Sirte

    (Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) The UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) will soon be announcing the end of the battle against ISIS in Sirte, said Presidential Council (PC) spokesperson Ashraf Tulty on Monday. Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous forces have achieved major objectives in their fight “against what (is) so called the …

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  • 13 December

    Russian Ambassador Discusses Military Strategy with GNA Defence Minister

    (Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) The Libyan Government’s Minister of Defence, Mahdi Al-Barghathi, received the Russian Ambassador, Ivan Molotkov, in Tripoli on Monday for a meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss how Russia can work with the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA)’s initiatives regarding opportunities for …

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  • 13 December

    UN Calls on GNA to Crackdown on Mistreatment of Refugees in Libya

    (Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) A recent report released by the United Nations said that Libya’s fragile security and justice system has put refugees traveling through Libya to get to Europe in grave danger. The UN also called on the Libyan Government to act with urgency to rectify the situation …

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  • 13 December

    US Airstrike Campaign in Sirte Has Officially “Concluded”

    Photo by Johnathon Ernst/Reuters The United States Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced on Tuesday that Sirte has been liberated from ISIS. Speaking at Aviano Air Base to US military personnel, Carter said that ISIS had lost its “single most important nest and stronghold” in Libya. According to Carte, the US …

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  • 13 December

    Tunisian and Syrian Men Convicted of Drowning 900 Refugees

    Mohammed Ali Malek (Left) and Mahmud Bikhit (right): Italian Police/AFP On Tuesday, an Italian court in the Sicilian city of Catania found a Tunisian man guilty of killing about 900 refugees on board a boat headed to Italy in 2015. The convicted criminal was charged with multiple manslaughter and was …

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  • 12 December

    Al-Madani Appointed Sirte’s New Mayor

    (Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) As Libyan soldiers continue to clear Sirte of mines and explosives, the coastal city begins to take steps towards establishing a sense of normalcy. An initial step has been taken with the election of a mayor for the recently liberated city. The new mayor for …

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  • 12 December

    Only 10 Civilians Evacuate Ganfouda During 6 Hour Ceasefire

    (Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) During the ceasefire that General Khalifa Haftar’s forces announced on Saturday for Ganfouda, a neighbourhood in Benghazi, only 10 people left the besieged area, according to the Red Crescent. Of the 10 who evacuated the besieged neighbourhood were seven women and children from two Libyan …

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  • 12 December

    HoR Member Says He will Not Attend Cairo Meeting

    A member of the Tobruk-based parliament, which is backed by the renegade General Khalifa Haftar, rejected allegations suggesting he would be attending a meeting with key Libyan figures in Cairo. Fathi Bashagha, a member of the House of Representatives (HoR), in a Facebook post said, “although I have received the …

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  • 12 December

    Tripoli Residents Protest Gang-Rape of Woman By Militiamen

    (Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Outraged residents held a protest in Tripoli on Friday after a video of a woman attacked and gang-raped by a local armed group spread on social media. Protesters also took to the streets on Saturday, along with human rights groups, promising to continue protesting everyday …

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  • 9 December

    Ganfouda Residents Don’t Trust Haftar’s Promise of Safe Passage

    (Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) The residents of Ganfouda will be given passage out of the suburb, announced General Ahmed Al-Mismari, spokesperson for the General Khalifa Haftar’s self-proclaimed Libyan National Army (LNA) on Friday. Al-Mismari said that civilians will be given safe passage out of Ganfouda during a ceasefire that …

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