Libya’s entire western region faces harsh winter, total power blackout

Libya’s entire western region faces harsh winter, total power blackout

by WorldTribune Staff, January 10, 2017 The entire western region of Libya is on the verge of a total power blackout after an armed group closed off the gas pipeline that feeds the area’s main electric generation unit. Officials at Al-Zawiya Oil Refinery said on Jan. 9 that the group had not named any demands […]

Haftar’s forces repel attacks on Libyan oil ports; ISIL driven from Sirte

Haftar’s forces repel attacks on Libyan oil ports; ISIL driven from Sirte

by WorldTribune Staff, December 8, 2016 Gen. Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) turned back an attack by a rival faction on some of Libya’s major oil ports on Dec. 7. A spokesman for the LNA said rival fighters had withdrawn after briefly occupying the town of Ben Jawad, 30 kilometers (19 miles) west of […]

Haftar’s east Libya forces drive jihadists from Benghazi, ending 2-year battle

Haftar’s east Libya forces drive jihadists from Benghazi, ending 2-year battle

by WorldTribune Staff, November 18, 2016 East Libyan forces under the command of Gen. Khalifa Haftar on Nov. 17 drove Islamist militants from one of their last strongholds in Benghazi. Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) took control of the southwestern district of Ganfouda, and nearby Guwarsha, after flushing out opposing forces. The LNA has been […]

Russian military advisers supporting Gen. Haftar’s forces in Libya

Russian military advisers supporting Gen. Haftar’s forces in Libya

by WorldTribune Staff, November 13, 2016 Russian has sent several military advisers to Libya to assist forces loyal to Gen. Khalifa Haftar. “The Russian support is conducted through UAE and Egyptian mediation assistance,” the London-based New Arab newspaper reported last week. “There are tens of them (Russian advisers) and they are specialized in different war-related […]

Obama’s successor to inherit multi-front war against ISIL; U.S. conducting daily strikes in Libya

Obama’s successor to inherit multi-front war against ISIL; U.S. conducting daily strikes in Libya

by WorldTribune Staff, November 8, 2016 U.S. forces are engaged on multiple fronts against an enemy that has no problem putting civilians in harm’s way. And there is no end in sight for this long-term mission against jihadists determined to carry out mass attacks long after they are driven from their Iraqi and Syrian strongholds. […]

Email: By ousting Gadhafi, Clinton knew she was paving the way for rise of Islamists

Email: By ousting Gadhafi, Clinton knew she was paving the way for rise of Islamists

by WorldTribune Staff, November 1, 2016 As a supporter of Muslim Brotherhood, Hillary Clinton was well aware that her push to remove Col. Moammar Gadhafi from power in Libya would lead to the rise of Islamists in the country, emails released by WikiLeaks show. Clinton also acknowledged that the Muslim Brotherhood wielded the “real power” […]

For most Libyans, ‘life was better’ under Gadhafi

For most Libyans, ‘life was better’ under Gadhafi

by WorldTribune Staff, October 18, 2016 Many Libyans, frustrated by poor government services, higher prices for almost everything and a country steeped in chaos have grown to miss life under longtime dictator Col. Moammar Gadhafi. Five years after then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton famously exclaimed, “we came, we saw, he died,” residents of the war-torn […]

Obama drops charges against arms dealer who threatened to expose Clinton’s Libya role

Obama drops charges against arms dealer who threatened to expose Clinton’s Libya role

by WorldTribune Staff, October 5, 2016 The Obama administration has decided to dismiss charges against an arms dealer it had indicted for shipping weapons to Libyan rebels, some of which wound up in the hands of Islamic terrorists. Lawyers for the Justice Department on Oct. 3 filed a motion in federal court in Phoenix to […]

UN-backed Libyan government bows to Gen. Haftar’s pro-Egypt forces

UN-backed Libyan government bows to Gen. Haftar’s pro-Egypt forces

by WorldTribune Staff, September 28, 2016 Libya has been forced to grant Gen. Khalifa Haftar’s faction prominent representation in the new government, the country’s UN-backed prime minister-designate said. “We have no other choice but dialogue and reconciliation,” Fayez al-Sarraj told AFP in an interview in Paris on Sept. 27. “No one wants an escalation or […]

Report: Obama’s micromanagement ‘handcuffs’ fight against ISIL

Report: Obama’s micromanagement ‘handcuffs’ fight against ISIL

by WorldTribune Staff, September 15, 2016 U.S. President Barack Obama’s micromanagement of American airstrikes on Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in Iraq, Syria and Libya has “put handcuffs on air power” and allowed the terror organization to survive, a group of admirals and generals supporting Donald Trump said. According to U.S. Central Command, […]

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