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, […]

U.S., Europe condemn anti-Islamist Gen. Haftar’s for seizing Libyan oil terminals

U.S., Europe condemn anti-Islamist Gen. Haftar’s for seizing Libyan oil terminals

by WorldTribune Staff, September 14, 2016 An offensive into Libya’s “oil crescent” by Gen. Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) has been condemned by the U.S. and its main European allies. “The governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States condemn this weekend’s attacks on Zueitina, Ras Lanuf, Es Sider […]

Report: Gen. Haftar’s forces seized key oil ports in Sept. 11 operation

Report: Gen. Haftar’s forces seized key oil ports in Sept. 11 operation

by WorldTribune Staff, September 12, 2016 Gen. Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) seized as many as four oil ports from UN-backed unity government forces in an early morning operation on Sept. 11. Ahmed al-Mismari, a spokesman for Haftar’s LNA, said its fighters had full control of the Es Sider, Ras Lanuf, Brega and Zueitina […]

Hillary Clinton defends her Libya policy: ‘We did not lose a single American life’

Hillary Clinton defends her Libya policy: ‘We did not lose a single American life’

by WorldTribune Staff, September 9, 2016 In defending the 2011 U.S. invasion of Libya during a foreign policy forum broadcast by NBC, Hillary Clinton insisted “we did not lose a single American in that action.” While no Americans died in the actual 26,000 U.S. bombing sorties during the Libya campaign, four Americans died in the […]

SuperCobra gunships join U.S. late-summer air operations in Libya

SuperCobra gunships join U.S. late-summer air operations in Libya

by WorldTribune Staff, August 26, 2016 The United States has deployed AH-1W SuperCobra attack helicopters to Libya to join U.S. operations against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), begun this month. The SuperCobras, the Marines’ twin-engine gunships, carried out operations against ISIL targets in Sirte in the past few days, according to U.S. Africa […]

ISIL jihadists fleeing Libyan stronghold could cross to Europe with migrants, Italy warns

ISIL jihadists fleeing Libyan stronghold could cross to Europe with migrants, Italy warns

by WorldTribune Staff, August 17, 2016 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) fighters fleeing the battlefield in Libya may try to hide among asylum-seeking migrants crossing the Mediterranean in smugglers’ boats, Italian intelligence officials warned. A sustained assault by forces loyal to Libya’s government, backed by U.S. fighter jets and drones, has driven hundreds […]

Libyan forces said on verge of ‘victory’ over ISIL in Sirte

Libyan forces said on verge of ‘victory’ over ISIL in Sirte

by WorldTribune Staff, August 14, 2016 The battle to drive Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) out of their coastal stronghold at Sirte “is over,” the spokesman for Libya’s pro-government forces said. Meanwhile living conditions for the average Libyan is deteriorating. ISIL “has only control over one sector, residential district one in the heart […]