Thursday, 15 March 2018
Three years after 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians were kidnapped and executed by ISIS militants in the city of Sirt in Libya, the Libyan attorney general, Siddiq Soor, agreed to return the bodies upon the request of Egypt’s public prosecutor. According to local media sources, the head of the Interrogations Office said that Libyan authorities received the request from Egypt’s public prosecutor through the Libyan foreign ministry. He added that the bodies were presented to forensics and ...
Thursday, 16 November 2017
East Libyan forces said they launched air strikes against suspected ISIS militants on Wednesday south of the group’s former stronghold of Sirte. “The Libyan air force struck and destroyed the biggest concentration of Daesh (ISIS) south of Sirte, after monitoring the site over a period of time,” said Sherif al-Awami, an air force commander with the Libyan National Army. The site contained a large camp with military vehicles and stocks of petrol and ...
Wednesday, 4 October 2017
British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson came under fire Tuesday for saying Libya could become a magnet for tourists and investors -- if it can “clear the dead bodies away” first.Reflecting on his August visit to Libya, strife-torn since a war and the eventual toppling of longtime dictator Moamer Gadhafi in 2011, Johnson said British businesses wanted to invest in the city of Sirte.“They have got a brilliant vision to turn Sirte into the next Dubai,” he told ...
Friday, 29 September 2017
Two US air strikes killed several ISIS militants in Libya earlier this week, the US military said on Thursday, the second series of strikes in the country in recent days. In a statement, US Africa Command said the strike took place 161 km southeast of Sirte on Tuesday in coordination with Libya’s Government of National Accord. A senior Libyan prosecutor said that ISIS militants in Libya set up a desert army composed of at least three brigades after they lost their ...
Thursday, 28 September 2017
Libyan authorities have arrested a suspected ISIS militant they believe was involved in the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya in 2015. Chief Prosecutor Al-Sadiq al-Sour told reporters on Thursday that the beheadings took place behind a seaside hotel in the coastal city of Sirte. He says authorities have also identified the site where the bodies were buried. The killings, documented in a grisly video released online by the extremists, shocked Egypt and led it to launch punitive ...
Thursday, 19 January 2017
US B-2 bombers carried out air strikes against ISIS camps outside of Sirte, Libya
Thursday, 29 December 2016
Sirte was known to be Qaddafi’s favored city, where his grandfather once led an significant battle against Italian occupation
Saturday, 24 December 2016
After evacuating the city of Sirte, Libyan authorities detained a number of civilians suspected of ISIS links
Wednesday, 21 December 2016
US drones, gunships and warplanes had hammered ISIS positions, conducting a total of 495 strikes
Sunday, 18 December 2016
Prime minister-designate Fayez al-Sarraj, however, warns that the battle against the militants was not over