07. April 2017 · Kommentare deaktiviert für „Libyan Coast Guard kills human smugglers off western coast“ · Kategorien: Libyen · Tags: ,

The Libya Observer | 06.04.2017

by AbdullahBenIbrahim

Four human smugglers were killed in an exchange of fire with Libyan navy off the western shores on Thursday, a navy official has declared.

Spokesman of the Libyan Navy, Brigadier-General Ayoub Qasim, said Coast Guard patrol boats clashed with heavily armed gunmen escorting an illegal immigrants’ boat after they refused to obey orders to stop.

“The gunmen opened heavy fire at Coast Guard patrols and we had to respond to their fire,” he said, adding that two smugglers were arrested and another is still missing.

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07. April 2017 · Kommentare deaktiviert für „Fuel and gas crisis committee launches land, sea, and air operation to stem smuggling in Libya“ · Kategorien: Libyen · Tags: ,

The Libya Observer | 06.04.2017

by AbdulkaderAssad

The fuel and gas committee has launched The Mediterranean Storm Operation that means to cut off the routes of international smuggling gangs that are smuggling Libyan fuel off Libyan shores and elsewhere.

„The operation will see a cooperation between the naval force and the air force in Libya.“ The committee said on Thursday.

It added that among other aims, the operation will seize the vehicles used by the smugglers to smuggle Libyan fuel starting from Thursday.

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07. April 2017 · Kommentare deaktiviert für Libyen: „Serraj again meets US Africom head“ · Kategorien: Libyen, USA · Tags:

Libya Herald | 05.04.2017

By Jamie Prentis

Presidency Council (PC) head Faiez Serraj was in Germany today to see the head of the United Stated Africa Command (AFRICOM) General Thomas Waldhauser.

In Stuttgart, AFRICOM’s base, both sides looked at how the US and its new administration could support Libya, in particular o combatting terrorism and preventing the reemergence of the so-called Islamic State (IS).

Serraj expressed his gratitude to Waldhauser for US support during the liberation of Sirte when PC-backed forces ousted IS militants from the town.

Both sides discussed the possibility of the US aiding Libyan military efforts via training and “information exchange.”

Waldhauser reiterated the standard US line that it remained supportive of Serraj and his government of national accord.

Serraj has previously visited Stuttgart for talks with Waldhauser before, in August last year. That meeting touched on similar topics, including combatting IS developing Libyan defensive capabilities, military training and information exchange.