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Video: ‘Libya Dawn’ Militiamen Parade in Sabratha

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Members of a brigade loyal to the Fajr Libya (Libya Dawn), an alliance of Islamist-backed fighters, paraded on Sunday in Sabratha, west of the capital Tripoli, following battles against the Islamic State (IS) group.

Misrata Fighters take Heavy Losses Fighting ISIL

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Fighters from Misrata have suffered heavy casualties in clashes with ISIL fighters for control of the Libyan town of Sirte. Misrata, which is allied with the Libya Dawn coalition, sent its 166 Brigade to […]

New Attack on Oil Terminals Planned

A spokesman for the Petroleum Facilities Guards (PFG) has warned that a fresh attack on oil terminals in east of the country is imminent. Libya Herald quotes Ali Al-Hassi as saying that Operation Sunrise, the largely Misratan force dispatched by Libya Dawn to seize the terminals, was planning to use air strikes and long-range missiles […]

Es Sider Oil Fire Extinguished

Fires at seven storage tanks at the Es Sider oil terminal have finally been put out, officials said on Friday. A rocket fired on 25th December by the Islamist-backed Libya Dawn set off the first fire, which then spread to six other tanks at the terminal. The internationally-recognized government had approved a $6 million deal […]

Unidentified Jet Strikes Tripoli Airport

At least one unidentified jet has carried out an air strike on Tripoli’s Mitiga International Airport on Monday Reuters quotes witnesses and local television as saying that the extent of damage was not clear. The airport controlled by the Libya Dawn militia group, which is aligned with the islamist General National Congress in Tripoli, and […]

Sharara Oilfield Remains Closed

The al-Sharara oil field remained closed on Monday, more than a week after it was force to stop production due to clashes between rival militant groups. According to Middle East Eye, the field usually produces upwards of 300,000 bpd, and when working is the country’s largest operational producer of oil. It was originally shut down […]

Sudan Summons Libyan Envoy

Sudan has summoned Libya’s chargé d’affaires to protest against claims made by a Libyan army official that Khartoum was supporting militias in Libya, reports Worldbulletin. A statement from the Sudanese ministry said: “Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Abdullah al-Azraq summoned the Libyan chargé d’affaires to officially deliver Sudan’s objection on media remarks made by a Libyan army […]

Ending Civil War: Reconciling Politics, Rebuilding Security

From the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. More than three years after the fall of strongman Muammar Qaddafi, Libya is in the midst of a bitter civil war rooted in a balance of weakness between the country’s political factions and armed groups. With a domestic landscape torn apart by competing claims to power and with […]