Tag - militias

The fall of Sirte

The ground is shrinking beneath the feet of the jihadists of Islamic State (IS). Iraqi troops are moving closer to the centre of Mosul, the last big city under its control in Iraq, while Kurdish and Arab fighters eye Raqqa, its putative capital in Syria. Read More

Libya under Militias’ Control

By Abdul Sattar Hatita

No one can know whether the ongoing major military operations in Libya aim at eradicating hundreds of heavily-armed militias according to a proactive plan or whether the developments and repercussions of clashes have just changed the locations of these militias. Read More

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 Corporation (NOC) in the Sirte basin. Read More

Libyan Forces Claim Full Control of Sirte

By Hassan Morajea and Maria Abi-habib

Libyan forces backed by U.S. airstrikes retook the coastal city of Sirte from Islamic State on Monday, ending a monthslong battle for the extremist redoubt and dealing a fresh blow to the extremist group’s regional ambitions. Read More

What peace in Libya?

By Richard Galustian

Do you suppose the words of Baron Rothschild in the 18th century, crossed subconsciously the mind of the Libyan British Business Council (LBBC) when they decided to hold a conference last week in Malta encouraging British industry to start commercial activity in Libya? Read More