Tag Archives: Libya

We must be commended for exposing ISIS report – Ablakwa

National  Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has said the Minority in parliament should commended for bringing to the attention of Ghanaians, a report by the Libyan government, which claimed that between 50 to 100 Ghanaians have joined the dreadful terrorist group, Islamic State. According to Okudzeto Ablakwa, who is also the Minority spokesperson on ...

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Gov’t investigating report of Ghanaian ISIS fighters – Majority

The Majority in Parliament has assured that government is investigating a recent report by the Libyan government, which claimed that between 50 to 100 Ghanaians have joined the dreadful terrorist group, Islamic State in that country. A report issued by the Libyan government said Ghanaian migrants feature prominently as members of the terrorist group. The report placed Ghana in the second highest ...

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Don’t allow Ghanaian IS fighters back home – Minority

The Minority in Parliament has asked government to ensure that the Ghanaians who have reportedly joined the dreadful terrorist group, Islamic State in Libya, do not return to the country, without strict security clearance. “Government must put measures in place to ensure that none of these alleged Ghanaian Islamic State fighters are allowed to return to Ghana without strict security ...

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Libya eastern commander Haftar declares Benghazi ‘liberated’

The head of the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) has said his forces “liberated” the eastern Benghazi city after years of fighting with Islamists. Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar said the city now enters a new era of “security, peace and reconciliation”. If confirmed, victory would mark a major advance for the one-time commander in the army of late strongman Muammar ...

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ICC calls for arrest of Gaddafi’s son

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has called for the arrest and surrender of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, who was released by a militia in Libya last week after six years in jail. The son of late leader Col Muammar Gaddafi is wanted for alleged crimes against humanity during the rebellion that ousted his father in 2011. His location is unclear. The ...

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Libya Benghazi: Group blamed for 2012 attack on US mission disbands

A group of militant Islamists in Libya, blamed by the US for the 2012 attack on the US mission in Benghazi which killed the ambassador, says it has disbanded. The Ansar al-Sharia group said that its leadership had been wiped out while fighting the Libya National Army. Most of it members are thought to have defected to the Islamic State ...

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Libya death toll ‘rises to 140’ at Brak El-Shati airbase

Reports suggest as many as 140 people, including civilians, may have died in an attack on an airbase in Libya. It was originally thought 60 people died when a government-allied militia tried to take over the Brak al-Shati base on Thursday. The UN-backed government’s defence minister and the commander of the militia have both been suspended pending an investigation. The ...

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African migrants sold in Libya ‘slave markets’ – IOM

Africans trying to reach Europe are being sold by their captors in “slave markets” in Libya, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) says. Victims told IOM that after being detained by people smugglers or militia groups, they were taken to town squares or car parks to be sold. Migrants with skills like painting or tiling would fetch higher prices, the ...

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Dozens of migrants drown off Libya

It is believed they were trying to cross the Mediterranean to Italy. Migrant deaths have risen to record levels along this smuggling route in recent months. A torn rubber boat was found nearby, and it is feared more bodies may surface as such vessels usually carry up to 120 people. Some of those who died are believed to be children. ...

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Dutch journalist shot dead by IS sniper in Libya

A Netherlands photojournalist has been shot dead by a sniper apparently belonging to the group known as Islamic State (IS) while reporting on the fighting in the Libyan city of Sirte. Jeroen Oerlemans, 45, was killed while he was out with a team that clears mines. He was reporting from a part of the city recently freed from IS control. ...

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