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At least two killed, 37 wounded by twin mosque bombing in Libya’s Benghazi

Friday, 9 February 2018

Libyan officials say twin bomb explosions at a mosque in the city of Benghazi have killed at least two people and wounded 75 others. Motaz Agouri, an official at Benghazi security directorate's media office, said the explosion took place during Friday prayers inside the Saad Ibn Ibada mosque in Benghazi's busy Berka district. Agouri said the bombs were planted in separate rooms inside the mosque. The devices appear to have been activated remotely using a mobile phone, one military source said. ...

Shocking video shows mass execution of prisoners in Libya’s Benghazi

Thursday, 25 January 2018

WARNING: GRAPHIC FOOTAGE The UN Special Mission in Libya expressed its alarm on Wednesday after reports of summary executions in Benghazi, in which at least nine people being shot dead at the site of a twin car bombing. Referring to the killings as “brutal and outrageous,” the mission said the UN “demands the handing over of Mahmoud al-Werfalli immediately to the International Criminal Court." Werfalli is a special forces commander wanted by the ICC allegedly ...

UN expresses alarm at reports of summary executions in Libya's Benghazi

Thursday, 25 January 2018

The UN Libya mission said it was alarmed by reports of "brutal and outrageous summary executions" in the eastern city of Benghazi on Wednesday, after pictures emerged appearing to show at least nine prisoners being shot dead at the site of a twin car bombing. The gunman resembles Mahmoud al-Werfalli, a bearded special forces commander wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for allegedly carrying out a number of similar killings.

Twin car bombs kill at least 35 in Libya’s Benghazi

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

The death toll following a double car bomb attack in the Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday night has risen to at least 35, a hospital spokeswoman said. A further 60 people were injured and the number of fatalities could rise, Fadia al-Barghathi, spokeswoman for the city’s al-Jala hospital, told AFP. An explosives-rigged vehicle blew up in front of a mosque in the central neighborhood of Al-Sleimani, a security source said. READ ALSO: Car bomb in central Benghazi wounds former ...

US prosecutor calls Benghazi suspect ‘commander’ of 2012 attack

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Prosecutors are urging jurors to convict a man they say masterminded the 2012 attacks on US compounds in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.In closing arguments on Thursday, Assistant US Attorney Michael C. DiLorenzo described Ahmed Abu Khattala as a terrorist bent on killing as many Americans as he could.Khattala is charged with crimes including murder of an internationally protected person, providing material support to terrorists and destroying US ...

Shocking video shows ill-treatment of bodies in Libya after mass execution

Monday, 30 October 2017

Citizens of Abyar in Libya awoke to a horrifying scene on Thursday morning of more than 30 bodies showed signs of torture before they were executed. The massacre only adds up to countless others Libya has witnessed. The video which surfaced on various social media sites shows the lifeless figures with their hands tied, while the man filming carried a stick and proceeded to whack their faces and bodies. Authorities east of Libya confirmed that 36 bodies were found scattered on the road to the ...

Dozens of unidentified bodies found near Libyan city of Benghazi

Saturday, 28 October 2017

The bodies of 37 unidentified people have been found near the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, security sources said on Friday. The bodies were found on Thursday night in Al-Abyar, about 70 km (44 miles) east of Benghazi. The security sources gave no information about their possible identity. Smaller numbers of bodies have been found in and around Benghazi on several occasions in recent months. The area is controlled by the Libyan National Army (LNA), a force headed by eastern-based commander ...

Bodies of 16 migrants found in Libya’s eastern desert

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Libyan security forces said on Tuesday that the bodies of 16 migrants had been found in the desert near the country’s border with Egypt. The bodies were found about 310 kilometers southwest of the coastal city of Tobruk, said Ahmed al-Mismari, spokesman for the Libyan National Army. He said the area was still being searched and no more details were available about the migrants’ identities. In the past, patrols and rescuers have recovered the ...

East Libyan forces arrest commander sought by ICC

Friday, 18 August 2017

Security forces in eastern Libya said on Thursday they had arrested the commander of an elite forces unit who is sought by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for allegedly executing dozens of prisoners. The general command of the Libyan National Army (LNA), the force that controls most of eastern Libya, said the commander, Mahmoud al-Werfalli, was being investigated by a military prosecutor. Also read: UN-backed Libya PM to meet Khalifa Haftar near Paris on Tuesday “We inform you ...

LIST: These are the most dangerous al-Qaeda terror suspects in Libya

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Al-Qaeda’s relationship with Libya dates back to 1990s, after the Libyan group joined its lines before most of the group’s fighters returned to Libya once again. Although a number of its leaders continued to fight within al-Qaeda in Afghanistan, such as Abu Yahya al-Libi, a deputy of Osama bin Laden, in the past decade, however, the group has claimed that they have carried out intellectual reviews inside Qaddafi prisons to give up its loyalty to al-Qaeda.The group emerged again after ...

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