Libya Tribune

Smuggler or survivor? Migrants forced to...

By Patricia Thomas All migrant Marc Samie has of his fiancee is a picture in his mind. Louise, seven and a half months pregnant, is standing silently on a beach in Libya, tears rolling down her face as traffickers force him at gunpoint into a...

Libya’s oil war flares up

By Chris Stephen NOC’s plans to lift output are under threat after renewed fighting in the Sirte basin. After three months of peace, Libya’s oil war resumed on 7 December with fierce attacks on the country’s key oil ports, leaving...

Toward a More Perfect Union: (3/3) The...

By William Danvers If Libya is to successfully rebuild and become a more stable presence in an unstable and volatile region, the Libyan people must support one government. Just as importantly, the issue of security must be addressed.

A Shift on Policy Towards Libya?

By Karim Mezran As the situation in Libya increasingly declines, and in the aftermath of the election of Donald Trump at President of the United States, Libya experts are considering new ideas for US policy in Libya.

ISIS Remains Threat in Libya Despite Defeat...

By Eric Schmitt The Islamic State, though driven from its coastal stronghold in Surt this week, still has several hundred fighters who have dispersed across Libya and pose a threat to the country, its neighbors and, potentially, Europe...

Libya: Political Impasse and Deepening Rifts

Policy Analysis Unit- ACRPS Libya’s Presidential Guard, a body normally tasked with the protection of sites of presidential power and state guest houses, announced on Tuesday, 18 October that it was splitting off from the State Council...

Uncover the mystery of a notorious Fort...

By Jacy Marmaduke  There are two stories about the night a decorated ex-Green Beret shot a mild-mannered Libyan graduate student twice in the head and ran, the night a woman’s terrified screams pierced a silent Fort Collins apartment...

Toward a More Perfect Union: (2/3) The...

By William Danvers  If Libya is to successfully rebuild and become a more stable presence in an unstable and volatile region, the Libyan people must support one government. Just as importantly, the issue of security must be addressed.

Islamic State looks to regroup in Libya...

By Aidan Lewis Islamic State has lost senior figures in an unsuccessful seven-month battle to defend its coastal stronghold in Libya, but there are already signs it will try to fight back through sleeper cells and desert brigades.

Russia in Libya, A Driver for Escalation?

By Tarek Megerisi and Mattia Toaldo Russia’s support for Khalifa Haftar in the name of countering terrorism could instead escalate Libya’s conflict and undermine the UN-sponsored political process.

Toward a More Perfect Union: (1/3) The...

By William Danvers  If Libya is to successfully rebuild and become a more stable presence in an unstable and volatile region, the Libyan people must support one government. Just as importantly, the issue of security must be addressed.

Libya – Only the Brave

By Chris Stephen The capture of the country’s four central oil ports by the army of general Khalifa Hafter in September has seen oil production almost double, and brought the subsequent re-opening of abandoned fields by the National Oil...

Islamic State loses its stronghold in Libya...

By Sudarsan Raghavan Libyan militias backed by American airstrikes said they have cleared the stronghold of the Islamic State in Libya, a defeat that would set back the group’s ambitions in North Africa.

Jubilant Libyan Militias Declare Victory...

By Declan Walsh (Suliman Ali Zway contributed reporting from Berlin, and Nour Youssef from Cairo) Libyan fighters declared victory over the Islamic State at its coastal stronghold of Surt on Tuesday, ending the extremist group’s ambitions...

Libyans twice uprooted by war call for...

By: Taha Zargoun Driven from their homes by fighting in 2011 and then again this year, displaced Sirte residents face dire need even as their city is recaptured from militants.

Girl’s burns recall nightmare flight to...

By: Warda Aljawahiry More than a year has passed since Rahel bundled her infant daughter, badly burned in an accident a few days earlier, onto a smugglers’ boat on the Libyan coast and headed for Italy. The 15-month-old toddler, along with...

Britain champions female refugees abroad...

By Kasia Staszewska Ramya, an Eritrean, was raped more than once by the traffickers who held her captive in a camp in Libya. Hala, from Aleppo, was offered a lower fee by a people smuggler in Turkey if she had sex with him.