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5 killed, 25 injured in rocket attack east of Libyan capital in Tripoli

July 5, 2017 3:49 pm
5 killed, 25 injured in rocket attack east of Libyan capital in Tripoli

Charred vehicles are pictured outside the headquarters of the Libyan Al-Nabaa TV channel in the capital Tripoli, following exchanges of rocket and artillery fire between unity government forces and militants on March 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP) A rocket hit a beach in Tripoli killing five people, including at least […]

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Clashes between rival Libyan factions kill 28, injure 128 in Tripoli

May 27, 2017 8:58 am
Clashes between rival Libyan factions kill 28, injure 128 in Tripoli

At least 28 people have been killed and over 128 injured during fresh clashes in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, between forces loyal to the UN-backed unity government and rival militiamen. The clashes broke out Friday in residential neighborhoods as forces aligned with the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) fought […]

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Libya unity government, rival factions agree ceasefire after Tripoli battle

March 16, 2017 10:30 pm
Libya unity government, rival factions agree ceasefire after Tripoli battle

Libya’s unity government and rival armed groups in Tripoli have signed a ceasefire deal, ending fierce fighting for the control of the capital. The deal, signed by the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), local mayors and powerful militias from Tripoli and Misrata provides for an “immediate ceasefire.” The agreement […]

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Libya’s unity government forces overrun rival militia HQ in Tripoli

March 15, 2017 10:30 pm
Libya’s unity government forces overrun rival militia HQ in Tripoli

Forces loyal to Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) man a checkpoint in Hay al-Andalus neighborhood of Tripoli, March 14, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Forces loyal to Libya’s unity government have overrun the headquarters of a rival militia following three days of fierce fighting in the capital, Tripoli. Local residents and […]

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Turkey reopens embassy in Libya’s Tripoli, vows to help stability in conflict-hit country

January 30, 2017 10:30 pm
Turkey reopens embassy in Libya’s Tripoli, vows to help stability in conflict-hit country

Turkey has reopened its embassy in Libya, becoming the second country to revive its diplomatic mission in the war-torn North African country. The Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Monday that Ambassador Ahmet Aydin Dogan would lead the mission in the capital, Tripoli. It said the reopening could […]

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Rival militant groups clash in Tripoli, eight killed

December 2, 2016 2:45 pm
Rival militant groups clash in Tripoli, eight killed

Forces loyal to the Libyan National Army advance toward the area of Qanfudah, south of Benghazi, in Libya, November 30, 2016. (Photo by AFP) At least eight people have been killed in heavy clashes between rival militant groups in neighborhoods across the Libyan capital of Tripoli. The clashes occurred on Thursday, when […]

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Libyan militias stage coup in Tripoli against UN-backed unity government

October 15, 2016 2:30 pm
Libyan militias stage coup in Tripoli against UN-backed unity government

Members of the forces loyal to Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) gather in the coastal city of Sirte during a military operation against Daesh militants on October 14, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Libyan militias based in the capital Tripoli have reportedly attempted a coup against UN-sponsored coalition Government […]

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African Union – No military solution to Libyan crisis

January 31, 2015 7:08 am
African Union – No military solution to Libyan crisis

Demonstrators attempt to storm the headquarters of Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni, demanding the dismantling of his internationally recognized government due to dissatisfaction with living standards, in Bayda January 28, 2015. (Reuters)   Ending conflict in Libya can only be achieved through a political deal, Libyan and regional leaders said Wednesday […]

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Ten People killed as gunmen storm luxury Tripoli hotel

January 28, 2015 1:39 pm
Ten People killed as gunmen storm luxury Tripoli hotel

In the latest sign of Libya’s descent into chaos, gunmen stormed a luxury hotel used by diplomats and businessmen in the capital on Tuesday, killing 10 people, including an American, a French citizen and three people from Eastern Europe. Two attackers were killed following an hours-long standoff that included a […]

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