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26 Civilian Deaths in April

From 1 April to 30 April 2017, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented 28 civilian casualties – 26 deaths and 2 injuries – during the conduct of hostilities across Libya. Victims included 22 men killed and 1 injured, 1 woman killed and 1 injured, and 2 children killed. Civilian Casualties  The majority […]

24 Civilian Casualties in March

From 1 March to 31 March 2017, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented 24 civilian casualties – 20 deaths and 4 injuries – during the conduct of hostilities across Libya. Victims included 9 men killed and 3 injured, 6 women killed and 1 injured, and 3 children killed. The gender of two […]

Curfew Announced in Sirte

The Misrata-aligned Al Bunyan Al Marsous (BAM) has implemented an ‘indefinite curfew’ in Sirte, from 2000 – 0700hrs each evening. They claim that the curfew is due to the movement of “IS fugitives” in the South of the City. (Source: GardaWorld)

Africom Commander: Stability in Libya “a Long-Term Proposition”

The leader of the U.S. Africa Command (Africom), Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that Africa is an enduring interest for the United States, adding that “small, but wise, investments in the capability, legitimacy and accountability of African defense institutions offer disproportionate benefits to America, our allies … and […]

Amnesty International’s Annual Report on Libya

According to a report from Amnesty International, rival government forces and other armed groups and militias committed serious violations of international law and abuses of human rights with impunity in Libya. All sides to the conflict carried out indiscriminate attacks and direct attacks on civilians, forcing thousands to become internally displaced and causing a humanitarian crisis. […]

U.S. Airstrikes Kill 80 ISIL Fighters in Libya

The overnight U.S. precision airstrikes on two Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant training camps near Sirte, Libya, are estimated to have killed more than 80 enemy fighters, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said. On the eve of leaving his position as defense secretary, Carter told reporters at the Pentagon the airstrikes were vital in […]

Significant Drop in Casualties in December

From 1 December to 31 December 2016, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented 10 civilian casualties, including 3 deaths and 7 injured, during the conduct of hostilities across Libya. Victims included 1 child injured, 3 men killed and 1 injured, 1 woman injured, and the sex of the other 4 was not […]

Video: Unlikely Saviours Protect Leptis Magna

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. A group of armed volunteers patrols the 50-hectare UNESCO World Heritage site of Leptis Magna in Libya to safeguard the Roman remains from looting, vandalism and possible attacks from jihadists: