Tag Archives | Sirte

Fleet of Ambulances Transferred to Sirte

Ambulances transferred to Sirte aim to improve access to critical healthcare services The President of the Presidential Council of Libya HE Fayez Al-Sarraj, met with Ms Maria do Valle Ribeiro, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General and UN Resident Coordinator (UNSMIL) for Libya, in Tripoli, who handed over titles for ten ambulances for Sirte. […]

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)

OMV Restarts Production; Increases Stakes in Libyan Fields

Austria’s OMV has announced that, as a result of the improvement in the political and security situation in Libya, it has successfully started up production at both the Sirte and Sharara oil fields. The Sharara fields are located in the Murzuq basin. In Q4/2016 OMV’s production from Libya amounted to approximately 3,000 bbl/d. OMV also […]

Sirte University plans to Reopen

By John Lee. Libya Herald reports that the Directors of Sirte University have held a meeting in Tripoli to look at reopening the university’s eleven faculties, which specialise in agriculture, science and engineering. The university was forced to suspend operations when the town was taken over by Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) terrorists in […]

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 […]

Video: Disease and Mines Rule in former IS Bastion

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. In the district of Al-Giza al-Bahriya in Libya’s Sirte, the sea breeze mingles with the stench of corpses decomposing under the rubble. The coastal neighbourhood was the last part of the Islamic State group’s north […]

AFRICOM concludes Operation Odyssey Lightning

The United States Africa Command concluded Operation Odyssey Lightning Dec. 19, following an announcement from the Libyan government of the end of offensive military operations in Sirte. In partnership with the Libyan Government of National Accord, the operation succeeded in its core objective of enabling GNA-aligned forces to drive Daesh out of Sirte by conducting […]

Liberation of Sirte Highlights Latest Counter-ISIL Efforts

A campaign by the Government of National Accord in Libya has liberated the city of Sirte, where the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant had sought to establish a stronghold in North Africa, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said today. “This was a tough fight, and we congratulate the GNA-aligned forces for their courage […]