Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has been released from prison, according to the militia that has held him for five years. Gaddafi was reportedly freed by the Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Battalion militia, which controls the area of Zintan, southwest of the capital of Tripoli. Gaddafi’s son had been attempting to flee to Niger at the time of his capture. The Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Battalion released a statement saying he was freed on Friday. Saif al-Islam was the most prominent of Gaddafi’s eight children, al Jazeera reports.
June 10, 2017 23:03 UTC
It is now within the DUP’s power to ensure that £10 billion of frozen Libyan assets in the UK is used to compensate victims of Libyan sponsored IRA terrorism. All this, and the hope given by the inquiry’s recommendation, has been a result of the McDonald claimants’ long campaign. A campaign which has made it possible for all victims of Libyan/IRA terror to seek compensation. The DUP are now in a unique position to ensure a just conclusion is reached for all UK victims along these lines. This would be a strong message to send to would be state sponsors of terrorism and demonstrate the bona fides of UK counter terrorism policy.
June 10, 2017 22:07 UTC
Seif al-Islam, the son and one-time heir apparent of late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, has been released after more than five years in detention, his captors said on Saturday. A statement by his captors, the Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Battalion, said Seif al-Islam was released on Friday, but gave no details on his whereabouts. They said his release was decided as part of a recent pardon issued by the Libyan parliament based in the country’s eastern region. Gadhafi’s son was captured by the battalion’s fighters late in 2011, the year when a popular uprising toppled Gadhafi after more than 40 years in power. The uprising later plunged the oil-rich North African nation into a ruinous civil war in which Seif al-Islam led Gadhafi’s loyalist forces against suspected rebels.
June 10, 2017 22:07 UTC
BENGHAZI, Libya — Seif al-Islam, the son and one-time heir apparent of late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, has been released after more than five years in detention, his captors said on Saturday. A statement by his captors, the Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Battalion, said Seif al-Islam was released on Friday, but gave no details on his whereabouts. They said his release was decided as part of a recent pardon issued by the Libyan parliament based in the country's eastern region. Gadhafi's son was captured by the battalion's fighters late in 2011, the year when a popular uprising toppled Gadhafi after more than 40 years in power. The uprising later plunged the oil-rich North African nation into a ruinous civil war in which Seif al-Islam led Gadhafi's loyalist forces against the rebels.
June 10, 2017 21:50 UTC
Zintan-based militia releases Saif al-Islam, the son of Muammar Gaddafi, who was toppled in 2011 uprising. Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, has been released from prison, according to fighters who control the facility. A statement from the Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Battalion, a militia which controls Zintan, a mountainous region southwest of the capital Tripoli, said Saif al-Islam was released late on Saturday. The most prominent of Gaddafi's sons, Saif al-Islam, 44, was captured in Zintan in November 2011 as he was fleeing to neighbouring Niger after opposition fighters seized Tripoli. Saif al-Islam, the most prominent of Gaddafi’s eight children, was sentenced to death in July 2015 by a court in Tripoli in a mass trial of former Gaddafi government officials.
June 10, 2017 19:44 UTC
Libya's national soccer team started off its 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifiers' first match by beating Seychelles 5-1 on Friday in Cairo, Egypt. The first half of the match ended with a third goal for Libya by Hamdo Al-Masri at the last minute. In the second half, Libya's Mohammed Zabiya scored the fourth goal at the minute 66, while Moayed Al-Lafi scored the fifth goal at the minute 84. Seychelles scored its only goal at the minute 90 to end the game 5-1 for Libya. By winning the first match, Libya has topped the fifth group with three points awaiting the score of South Africa vs Nigeria match.
June 10, 2017 16:30 UTC
The latest rejection comes from the Benghazi Defense Brigades, their statement released in both English and Arabic focuses on emphasizing just how involved the UAE is in post Gaddafi Libya. The statement coincidentally coincides with a detailed report on events in Libya that was released by the UN Security Council. The UAE views the Benghazi Defense Brigade is an obstacle in its attempt at dominating Benghazi, the capital of Cyrenaica”. It is worth noting that contradictions are apparent when referencing many of those named on the so-called terror list. Both explicitly stated under oath on the matter of the Benghazi Defense Brigades that they are not considered a terrorist organization nor do they have direct links with AlQaida or their affiliates.
June 10, 2017 14:26 UTC
------------------------------------------------The military mayor of Benghazi, Abdul-Rahman Abbar, escaped an assassination attempt in the war-torn city on Saturday. ------------------------------------------------Libya's national soccer team started off its 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifiers' first match by beating Seychelles 5-1 on Friday in Cairo, Egypt. Sources from the city said that the explosion occurred inside the factory resulting in material loss and no casualties. There were no reports so far as to the cause of the explosion, whether it was deliberate or accidental. ------------------------------------------------The Director of Bayda oil field, Fayez Furjani stated that oil production is gradually increasing after a complete halt for over three years.
June 10, 2017 13:30 UTC
The Italian news agency AKI reported that the head of the Sabratha Military Council, AlTahir AlGharabli confirmed the monitoring of ISIS movements in the south and west of Libya. AlGharabli explained, "The force that was monitored was comprised of 15 armed vehicles attempting to assemble," Stressing that the monitoring process "Came from citizens and through patrols of the Sabratha Military Council". AlGharabli concluded that the tracked forces were moving between the city of Nesma in the west of the country and the city of Mizda in the south, stressing, "His forces are ready in the event of attack."
June 10, 2017 13:18 UTC
The United Arab Emirates has violated the UN arms embargo on Libya by providing air power for the forces of Khalifa Haftar in eastern Libya, a UN investigative report revealed on Friday. According to the UN report, the air power assistance provided by the UAE to Haftar's forces made them gain more grounds and become in remarkable control of vast areas in eastern Libya. The report also discloses that the UAE had built up an air base at Al Khadim in eastern Libya as well as providing Haftar and his forces with fighter aircraft and military vehicles. The annual UN report, which is conducted by a panel of experts reporting on violations of UN sanctions across Libya, reads. Also, an AT-802i single engine plane which was seen based in eastern Libya.
June 10, 2017 12:56 UTC
The Burik is one of the basics of Libyan Ramadan recipes, of course, after the soup. It is a thin layer of batter similar to the crape, but still thinner and lighter, with a range of different fillings, best enjoyed eating with soup. There is a wide range of ingredients you could choose from to fill your Burik. Minced meat and onion, or spinach and cheese filling are also very common, but what makes the Burik work so well is that you could use whatever you have on hand to fill your batter with, whether its season vegetables or leftovers from your refrigerator. Related:Libyan Cuisine: Rishtat BurmaLibyan Cuisine: Sharba
June 10, 2017 03:00 UTC
Libya Thrash Seychelles In Opener Of Nigeria’s AFCON GroupBy James Agberebi:Libya got their Group E matchday-one of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers to a perfect start after thrashing visiting Seychelles 5-1 on Friday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. Nigeria and South Africa are the other teams in the group with only the group winners group winners guaranteed an AFCON ticket. And in the 92nd minute, Seychelles got a consolation goal through Leroy Coralie to end the game 5-1. Libya's next game in the 2019 AFCON qualifier is away to South Africa in March, 2018, while Seychelles will host the Super Eagles also in March. The post Libya Thrash Seychelles In Opener Of Nigeria’s AFCON Group appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria.
June 09, 2017 23:03 UTC
Notorious Dignity Operation commander Mahmud Al-Wirrfalli, a close ally of Khalifa Haftar, has released a new disturbing video showing murder of four captives during the holy month of Ramadan. The video was posted on social media on Friday with Jihad Nasheed (religious song) is played in the background. Al-Wirrfalli is a serial killer who has committed several extrajudicial executions. Instead of investigating these actions, Dignity Operation Command promoted Al-Wirrfalli from captain to major. Dignity Operation and its media outlets are used to accuse their opponents of being terrorists.
June 09, 2017 22:41 UTC
Following the gruesome murder of Gaddafi in the fall of 2011, Libyan zealots quickly began fueling other terrorist conflicts, ranging from Mali to the Middle East, with arms looted from Gaddafi’s vast stocks. The CIA was said to be sending in more advisers to help ensure that the Libyan weapons did not reach radical Islamist forces. Libya’s arms and fighters helped transform the Syrian conflict from a nasty struggle into a bloodbath. but until early 2012 the dynamics of the Syrian conflict were largely internal. Militarization gave the Syrian regime a free hand to unleash its full arsenal of indiscriminate weaponry.
June 09, 2017 15:45 UTC
Libya’s Sharara Oil Field resumed production on Friday after two days of closure due to protests. Workers at the filed went on strike on Wednesday slamming the management for lack of safety measures after one of their colleagues had drowned in a swimming pool. The National Oil Corporation promised to set an investigation into the incident. Sharara Oil Field produces around 270,000 bpd. The country’s oil production has increased to 835.000 bpd, the National Oil Corporation reported.
June 09, 2017 13:30 UTC