Bodies of 21 Coptic Christians beheaded by ISIS to return to Egypt

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 ...

Libyan forces hit ISIS camp with air strike

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 ...

Boris Johnson: Sirte can be next Dubai – only if ‘dead bodies are cleared away’

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 ...

ISIS militants killed in Libya by US airstrike

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 ...

Libya arrests ISIS militant involved in 2015 beheadings

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 ...

More than 80 ISIS militants killed in US strikes in Libya

Thursday, 19 January 2017

US B-2 bombers carried out air strikes against ISIS camps outside of Sirte, Libya

Utter destruction, not in Aleppo… it’s in Libya’s Sirte

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Sirte was known to be Qaddafi’s favored city, where his grandfather once led an significant battle against Italian occupation

Human Rights Watch urges protection for Libya civilians

Saturday, 24 December 2016

After evacuating the city of Sirte, Libyan authorities detained a number of civilians suspected of ISIS links

US military ends anti-ISIS operation in Libya’s Sirte

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

US drones, gunships and warplanes had hammered ISIS positions, conducting a total of 495 strikes

Libya announces liberation of Sirte from ISIS control

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Prime minister-designate Fayez al-Sarraj, however, warns that the battle against the militants was not over

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