Ahmad al-Mismari, spokesman for Khalifa Haftar’s forces, addresses the media in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi. Photograph: Abdullah Doma/AFP via Getty Images

Libyan forces loyal to eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar said on Monday they had taken control of the strategic coastal city of Sirte in a rapid(...)

Leader of the Libyan National Army General Khalifa Haftar. A spokesman for the LNA said 103 of those killed in the attack at the air base were LNA troops. Photograph: Esam Omran Al-Fetori/Reuters

A spokesman for east Libyan armed forces said on Friday that as many as 141 people had been killed a day earlier in an attack on a southern air base. (...)