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Libyan conflict

Italian FM proposes ‘targeted strikes’ to solve ISIS & refugee problems
A massive influx of refugees from Libya, where ISIS extremists have been gaining ground, can be halted or at least reduced by extending “targeted ant-terrorist strikes” into the coastal area, said the Italian FM.

18.04.2015 00:54

ISIS capitalizes on Libya security vacuum, establishes ‘legitimate foothold’ – State Dept.
Amid a chaotic situation in Libya three years after the US-led NATO operation toppled Colonel Gaddafi, Washington is voicing strong concerns over the growing influence of Islamic State radicals in the country.

21.03.2015 04:52

Heli-flop-ter: Britain mothballs costly Apache helicopters after brief Afghan, Libyan service
A quarter of the UK's hugely expensive Apache attack helicopter fleet was mothballed when Afghan combat operations come to a close, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has admitted.

20.03.2015 15:10

​‘Hubris, cowardice, delusion’: MP blasts generals & politicians in defense debate
The record of Britain’s political and military leadership is lamentable, with “delusion” and “cowardice” continuing to color debate on defense and the military, a firebrand MP told a Commons debate.

12.03.2015 15:26

​UK lost ‘national appetite’ for war, says top general
​Britain is suffering from “campaign fatigue” following its experience in Iraq and Afghanistan, compounded by a belief in government that defense is not a vote-winner, according to the former head of the British Army.

10.03.2015 09:17

​Libya declares force majeure at 11 oil fields in midst of ISIS crisis
Following attacks by Islamist militants on oil installations and ports in Libya, the National Oil Co. has declared a force majeure at 11 oil fields, a clause in contracts that frees parties from liability in extraordinary situations.

05.03.2015 03:05

​ISIS will ‘stop at nothing’ to strengthen presence in Libya – UN
Islamic State militants will strengthen their presence in Libya and their risk to national unity is “real and imminent”, the UN special envoy to the country has warned, urging for Libya’s request for international help to be taken seriously

04.03.2015 20:44

‘Libya’s problem isn’t lack of weapons to fight ISIS, but lack of any real government’
Lifting the arms embargo on Libya will not help to combat ISIS, as the real problem is that since NATO intervention in 2011, the country has splintered, with the government not really in control of anything, political analyst Chris Bambery told RT.

19.02.2015 03:06

​Libya requests UNSC lift arms embargo to fight ISIS
Libya and Egypt have asked the UN Security Council to lift restrictions on the import of arms to the embattled Libyan government, but dropped an Egypt-backed request for a military intervention to combat ISIS extremist threat.

18.02.2015 23:54