Libyan National Army claims to have seized Derna

(AFP) CAIRO: The self-styled Libyan National Army says its forces have seized most of the western coastal city of Derna from extremist groups who have controlled it for years. Spokesman Ahmed Al-Mesmari tells The Associated Press on Friday that LNA forces have captured “more than 75 percent of Derna and forced

In Tripoli 17 civilians killed by Haftar’s forces

(AFP)TRIPOLI: At least 17 civilians have been killed in an offensive by military strongman Khalifa Haftar’s forces to take the last city in eastern Libya beyond his control, the UN said Friday. “The escalation of fighting in Derna has reached unprecedented levels during the past week, with fighting further encroaching into

Benghazi, Libya: Car bomb kills at least 7, injuries 10

The bomb exploded behind the Tibesti hotel, the city’s biggest, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, on a street where people were taking a stroll after a day of fasting until sunset in the holy Muslim month of Ramadan. Benghazi, Libya’s second-largest city, is controlled by the Libyan National Army (LNA),