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A team of divers at the Marine Research Center have completed the first phase of the cleanup operation of the basin of Sirte Port on Sunday. The spokesperson for the Municipal Council Sirte, Mohammed Al-Amil, clarified in a press statement that the divers have cleaned up the port from impurities and the ...
The spokesman for the Municipal Council of Sirte, Mohammed Al-Amil, stated on Tuesday that the council had contracted the Danish DanChurchAid (DCA), a humanitarian non-governmental organization, on a ... DCA has been working in Libya since 2011 and has offices in Tripoli, Misrata and Benghazi.

A security official at the Sirte Security Directorate said a number of decomposed bodies and human bones were found along the seashore in the second residential neighborhood in Sirte. The bodies were found after being reported on Tuesday morning by citizens in the neighborhood. The city of Sirte is still ...
The battle to retake the Libyan city of Sirte over a year ago tore the city apart. Sirte was once the home of its longtime ruler Muammar Gaddafi. His killing in 2011 unleashed years of conflict. Sirte was left in ruins after the battle in December 2016, when Libyan militias recaptured it from Daesh after seven ...
An AV-8B Harrier II with 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit lands on the USS Wasp in 2016 after conducting air strikes against Islamic State group targets in Sirte, Libya. On Saturday, the U.S. military launched its first strike against Al-Qaida in Libya as operations expand beyond ISIS fighters that have been ...
An airstrike in Ubari, Libya, has killed two al-Qaida members, one of whom was Musa Abu Dawud, a high-ranking commander for the terror group, U.S. ... “In relation to Libya, it is fair to say that in coordination with the GNA we have conducted a majority of strikes in the relative area of Sirte,” Air Force Maj.

The medical supply officer at Ibn Sina Hospital in Sirte, Hadi Kharraz, confirmed that a large delivery of medical supplies and modern medical equipment arrived at the hospital's intensive care unit (ICU), in preparation for its reopening after completion of maintenance work. Kharraz stated in a press ...
2 (Xinhua) -- Libya's UN-backed government is making intensive efforts to mediate with forces obstructing the return of the displaced people from the town ... A military source told Xinhua that government-allied forces stationed in the nearby city of Sirte barred 200 Tawerghan families from entering the town.
Al-Amil said in a press statement that the maintenance work was devoted to the rehabilitation of toilets in the schools, which lasted for approximately a month and a half, stressing that most of these schools were on the outskirts of the city of Sirte. The Special Representative of UNICEF in Libya, Abdul ...
In December 2015, pro-government forces allied with the Libyan government expelled the IS fighters from Sirte, some 450 km east of Tripoli. The remnants fled to the southern valleys and mountainous areas. From time to time, the terrorists set up mobile checkpoints on the roads leading to southern cities ...
Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous Operation said Sunday that it had recovered 6 bodies believed to belong to ISIS fighters in the neighbourhood 600, which witnessed one of the most intense fighting between Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous and ISIS militants in 2016. The Directorate of Sirte Security revealed Saturday that it ...
TRIPOLI, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- Security services of Libya's Sirte, a former stronghold of Islamic State (IS) affiliates, found on Sunday a mass grave of suspected IS militants, according to a security source. "Security services, based on reports from the city's residents, found a mass grave containing bodies likely ...
The force announced Wednesday in a statement that the arrested persons were five Libyan nationals and a Palestinian, adding that eight migrants were freed and sent to Ibn Sina hospital in Sirte for treatment. The Sudanese migrants' case made quite a fuzz in Libya and on the international level as social ...
The Indian construction company, Punj Lloyd, has filed an arbitration request against Libya-owned Sirte Oil Company to the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) to recover what it called dues, estimated at more than $ 200 million. The international law firm, Curtis, confirmed in a statement made to the ...
The security department tasked with protection of the Abu Grein checkpoint reported Wednesday that people informed it of irregular IS presence on the roads leading to the checkpoint. IS is still trying to regroup in Libya after the defeat in its stronghold in Sirte last year by a coalition of forces under Al-Buntan ...
Although they no longer control significant territory in Libya, the Islamic State affiliate has staged suicide bombings and attacked pro-government checkpoints this year. American and Libyan intelligence officials say the group, also known as ISIS or ISIL, is seeking to regroup in areas south of Sirte.
Punj Lloyd says that the Libyan company had unilaterally expanded the scope of a five-year project that was signed only for laying gas pipelines ... Sirte Oil, meanwhile, expanded the scope of the project instead, and the tasks were not part of the original contracts, said a person with knowledge of the matter ...

Sirte, Libya: At one end of Al Nahda Street, three families with small children live in a shell-pocked town house with an unexploded bomb embedded in its roof. At the other end, an old man has spent weeks eating one meal a day. He is on the edge of begging. In between them extends a landscape of ...
The Municipality of Sirte has agreed with two cleaning and electricity companies to start on the maintenance of the Coastal Road in the city, beginning next week. This came during the meeting of the Mayor of Sirte, Mukhtar Al-Madani, with officials of the electricity, water, sanitation and cleaning companies ...
The Military Engineering Unit (MEU) of the Sirte Security Force has managed to dismantle four landmines inside the city. On its Facebook page, Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos Operation said that the MEU discovered two mines near the district of Al-Aqwas, and a third in Adhair district, while a fourth mine was found ...
A security official from the force in charge of securing Sirte city confirmed that the force had found a mass grave in the neighborhood of Al-Manara, known as the Kambu area near downtown. The official explained that the grave was found following a report received by the force from a local citizen.
TRIPOLI, Dec. 21 (Xinhua) -- Security agencies in the Libyan city of Sirte on Thursday found a mass grave containing dozens of bodies, an official said. "A security force went to al-Manara neighborhood and inspected the reported site, where a mass grave containing the remains of dozens of bodies was ...
On Wednesday, they published on Facebook pictures of eight Sudanese hostages released from a kidnapping gang in the central Libyan city of Sirte that the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) controlled for more than a year from June 2015. Five members of the gang were arrested, according to RADA.
Before September strikes, the last U.S. airstrike reported in Libya was on January 19, 2017, the last full day that then-President Barack Obama was in office. That strike, employing B-2 bombers, hit an IS training camp south of Sirte, killing roughly 80 fighters. The strikes were reportedly part of an operation to ...
ISIS first appeared in Libya mid-2014 in the eastern town of Derna. At its peak, ISIS maintained a stronghold in the coastal city of Sirte, the hometown of former Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi. It controlled nearly 125 miles of the Libyan coast. The group also expanded to the town of Abu Grein, located ...
The Media Center of the Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous Operation revealed on Saturday that the military engineering unit of Sirte security forces has succeeded in dismantling three landmines that were planted by the ISIS group in the district of Qubeiba. The media center pointed out that the assistant commander of ...
A shipment of medical aid was handed over Sunday to several health and education sectors in Sirte. A local official said that the shipment was delivered by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), in cooperation with the Danish Refugee Council. The shipment included health ...
TRIPOLI, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- A year after the Islamic State (IS) lost the city of Sirte, its former stronghold in Libya, remaining terrorists are moving in desert areas near the city in an attempt to regroup. Forces of the Libyan UN-backed government announced last year taking control of the entire city of Sirte, ...
The building is near the town's Social Security offices. Both were damaged in last year's fighting to drive out terrorists of the so-called Islamic State and had since undergone some repairs. Up to 2014 the local blind association had registered some 500 blind or partially-blind individuals in and around Sirte.
Libya's national accord government hosted an event to mark the first year anniversary of ISIL's defeat in the city of Sirte. The government has been compensating and awarding families of the victims. Many have been invited by goverment forces as a show of appreciation for their sacrifices. Al Jazeera's ...
“I am confident that education is the key to a better future for Libya,” said Dr. Salame. “I commend UNICEF's school maintenance and rehabilitation programme in Benghazi and other Libyan cities including Sabha, Sirte and Ubari. More needs to be done and I commit that the UN will increase its contribution ...
Ongoing conflict, civil unrest, and political instability have adversely affected civilians and displaced populations in Libya since 2011. ... Although nearly 50 percent of IDPs in 2016 fled insecurity in northern Libya's Sirte District, the majority of IDPs returned to areas of origin in Sirte, as well as to Benghazi, ...
Al-Bonyan Al-Marsous Operation in Sirte managed on Sunday to dismantle a landmine planted under the communication cables of the Commerce and Development Bank. According to the media office of the Al-Bonyan Al-Marsous, the Bureau of Communication Services in Sirte reported to the demining ...
A worker at the field said the fire broke out Thursday and firemen from nearby oilfields in western Sirte helped put it out. Many Libyan oilfields ...
But it struggled to keep a footing elsewhere in Libya and was forced out of Sirte by last December after a six-month campaign led by brigades ...
Islamic State makes a comeback in Libya ... to regroup in the country after the loss of its stronghold in Sirte in December 2016 is succeeding.
“Because They Are Our Hope” was the first children's festival organized by the Culture Bureau of Sirte in cooperation with the National Training ...
US Launches New Airstrikes Against Islamic State in Libya ... southeast of Sirte, a coastal city where the U.S. and Libyan government have ...
The Libyan Red Crescent (LRC), Sirte branch, has found a mass grave in Al-Dahir district, 16 km west of the city. A source from the LRC said ...
Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos Operation declared on Tuesday that Sirte ... who were attempting to steal electrical cables in the central Libyan region.
A team from the Libyan Red Crescent, Misrata branch, recovered decomposed bodies buried in a school in Sirte, which was damaged by the ...
13 (Xinhua) -- A Libyan official on Monday said that IS has set up a checkpoint near its former stronghold in the Libyan city of Sirte, local media ...
In Libya, militias assisted by U.S. Special Operations soldiers and airstrikes drove the militants from their stronghold in the city of Sirte.
At first sight it looks like a deserted building but in fact it is the Primary Health Care Unit in Sirte. Upon entering, the traces of war everywhere.
Qatar backs military arm of Libya's official government ... by the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Libya to liberate Sirte from the Islamic ...
The UK has supplied $4 million of explosives-handling equipment for use in Sirte and by the US firm that has been engaged to help clear ...
By the end of 2016 and after many months of fighting, Sirte city was declared free from ISIL's control. Still, significant assistance and protection ...
The National Commission for Human Rights in Libya has ... Mayor of Sirte, Mukhtar Maadani, has held a meeting with the manager of Sirte Port, ...
The Mayor of Sirte, Mukhtar Maadani, has held a meeting with the manager of Sirte Port, Mohammed Salem, to discuss the hurdles that hinder ...
The commander of the central military zone Mohammed Al-Haddad said Monday in Sirte that military units will be active in two weeks, adding in ...


 

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