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UN Condemns Intensified Airstrikes around Tripoli

The Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General, UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya, Mr Yacoub El-Hillo strongly condemns the intensified airstrikes and shelling in and around Libya’s capital, Tripoli. “I am horrified by these senseless indiscriminate attacks on civilian areas and civilian infrastructure that continue to take innocent lives”, said El Hillo. Since […]

Salame Condemns Continued Airstrikes

The Special Representative of Secretary-General (SRSG) in Libya, Ghassan Salame, strongly condemns repeated airstrikes targeting civilian installations in western Libya, including Al-Zawiya, Tajoura and Abu Salim. “We have said it loud and clear that indiscriminate attacks against civilians not only constitute a grave violation of international humanitarian law and human rights law, but also further […]

Deadly Airstrike “Apparently Unlawful”

An airstrike by the Libyan National Army (LNA) on a home in a residential area of Tripoli on October 14, 2019 that killed three girls and wounded their mother and another sister, is an apparent violation of the laws of war, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said. It added that this attack on civilians is […]

US Kills Terrorists in Libyan Airstrike

In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting ISIS-Libya terrorists in the vicinity of Murzuq, Libya, September 19, 2019. “U.S. Africa Command conducted this airstrike to eliminate terrorist leaders and fighters and to disrupt terrorist activity,” said Gen. Stephen Townsend (pictured), U.S. Africa Command commander. “We will […]

US Conducts Precision Airstrike in Libya

In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), U.S. Africa Command conducted a precision airstrike near Al Uwaynat In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), U.S. Africa Command conducted a precision airstrike near Al Uwaynat, Libya, November 29, 2018, killing eleven (11) al-Qa’ ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) terrorists […]

Libya’s Lawless Skies

A new study of the security situation in Libya between 2012 and 2018 by Airwars and the New America Foundation has identified hundreds of civilians credibly reported killed and injured by domestic and international airstrikes – but with no accountability for those deaths from any belligerent. In total at least 2,162 strikes were identified by […]

US Conducts Precision Strike in Libya

In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), U.S. forces conducted a precision airstrike against al-Qa’ ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) approximately 50 miles southeast of Bani Walid, Libya, killing one (1) terrorist, on June 13, 2018. AFRICOM is still assessing the results of this strike. The purpose of this operation was […]

US Conducts Precision Strike in Libya

In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), US forces conducted a precision airstrike near Bani Walid, Libya, on June 6, killing four ISIS-Libya militants. At this time, we assess no civilians were killed in this strike. In a statement, the US Africa Command said: “The United States will not relent in its […]