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  1. News - World - LIBYA

    Islamists mount heaviest assault so far on Libya's main airport in Tripoli

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 04:51am by AFP

    ... yesterday, two days after a truce with the rivals that control it collapsed, a security official said. "The airport was attacked with mortar rounds, rockets and tank fire," an airport security official said. "It was the most intense bombardment so far." Islamist militia first attacked the airport on July 13, forcing a halt to all flights. The offensive has caused so ...

  2. News - World - LIBYA

    US evacuates Libya embassy staff as fighting rages around airport

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 06:27am by AFP

    ... from fierce fighting around Tripoli airport, Secretary of State John Kerry said. The announcement came just hours after Libya's interim government warned that the clashes between militia vying for control of the strategic airport were threatening to tear the country apart. The evacuation began at around 5am local time, with the sky over the capital filled with the sound ...

  3. News - World - LIBYA

    Libya may call for international troops to help re-establish security

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 08:40pm by AFP

    ... it was considering calling for international forces to help re-establish security after deadly clashes closed Tripoli airport, severing air links with the outside world. On Monday, the United Nations ... main international airport came under renewed attack late on Monday, for the second straight day. Dozens of rockets were fired, killing a security guard and wounding six others, officials said. ...

  4. News - World - LIBYA

    Libyan militia says ceasefire reached to end Tripoli airport battle

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 11:14am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tripoli Fighting between rival Libyan armed groups comes to an end after agreement is reached to stop five days of hostilities at Tripoli International Airport Militias agree to Tripoli airport truce Powerful militias battling for the Libyan capital's airport have agreed a ceasefire, after the government sought UN help to stop the country from ...

  5. News - World - LIBYA

    Explosions and gunfire as rival militias battle to control Libya's main airport

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 04:46pm by AGENCIES

    ... the casualties. The assault by Islamist militants on the Zintan militia, which controls Tripoli airport, came after the UN pulled out staff citing security fears and as the US warned of further ... Agencies in Tripoli Six die as clashes shut Tripoli airport Deadly clashes closed down Libya's main international airport yesterday as the anti-Islamist militia that controls it came ...

  6. News - World - LIBYA

    US moves troops to base near Tripoli amid rising security concerns in Libya

    Posted May 18th 2014, 06:26am by MCT

    ... the Obama administration that three years after a Nato bombing campaign helped topple the government of Muammar Gaddafi, conditions are deteriorating and security concerns previously confined to Benghazi and Libya's east have spread to Tripoli and the west. Washington worries that Islamist militias could easily close Tripoli's airport, complicating any effort to evacuate US ...

  7. News - World - LIBYA

    Fire rages out of control at Libya's main airport as foreigners told to flee

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:43pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tripoli Fighting sparks airport blaze as foreigners flee A huge fire at a fuel depot near Tripoli's international airport is raging "out of control", ... Fighting for control of the nearby airport forced firefighters to withdraw, abandoning their attempts to extinguish the blaze. Fire erupted when a rocket struck a tank containing more than six ...

  8. News - World - LIBYA

    China charters ship to evacuate its nationals from strife-torn Libya

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 01:59am by AP

    ... of fighting in Tripoli has killed nearly 100 people and wounded 400 others, and left much of the city's main airport destroyed. Many countries have suspended operations at their embassies, ... the Mediterranean island of Crete, which is less than 300km from the Libyan coast and has two international airports. ...

  9. News - World - LIBYA

    Libyan election, seen as step to stability, marred by violence and low turnout

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 09:30pm by AFP

    ... shameful act against a courageous woman and true Libyan patriot". Seven soldiers deployed to provide polling day security in Benghazi were also killed and 53 were wounded in what security ...

  10. News - World - LIBYA

    Rogue general's forces attack Libyan parliament

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:27am by AP

    ... could be heard for kilometres around. A security official said the attackers also shelled a nearby military base controlled by an Islamist militia. Hifter is carrying out an offensive against ... the cloak of politics." Lawmakers said security officials evacuated them from the building out of fear it would be stormed. Libya's parliament is divided between Islamist and non-Islamist ...




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