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  1. News - World - LIBYA

    US military personnel held by Libyan government released

    Posted Dec 28th 2013, 11:48am by Reuters in Washington

    ... military personnel were detained by the Libyan government on Friday and held in custody for several hours before being released, US officials said. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said President Barack Obama’s administration was looking into the incident, but confirmed that “all four US military personnel being held in Libyan government custody have been released”. A US defence ...

  2. News - World - LIBYA

    Libya a nation awash with guns

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:48am by AP

    ... by Russia for Libya's military when it stopped to refuel at Tripoli airport on the way to a base in the south. Only a few weeks earlier, another militia seized a weapons shipment meant for the military. Among the armaments were heavy anti-aircraft guns, which are popular with militias and are usually mounted on the backs of small trucks. The weapons chaos has alarmed Europe and the United ...

  3. News - World - LIBYA

    Libya's army gives militias 48 hours to pull out of government sites in Tripoli

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by AFP, Bloomberg

    ... The ultimatum issued late on Saturday by the military said authorities would use force if needed to back their mission. Libya's news agency LNA said the Ansar al-Shariah brigade- linked by Libyan ... and local council members. Hundreds of former rebels have taken over strategic, state-owned military and civilian facilities, as well as the properties of supporters and leaders of the former regime ...

  4. News - World - LIBYA

    Libya seizes 100 tanks from pro-Gaddafi militia after car bombing

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tripoli 100 tanks seized frompro-Gaddafi militia More than 100 tanks were seized from a militia loyal to Libya's ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi as authorities hunted the perpetrators of a double car bombing, the interior minist ...

  5. News - World - LIBYA

    Briton and New Zealander found shot dead near oil facility in Libya

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 11:37am by Reuters in Tripoli

    ... is of Cameroonian origin. Eight days ago, four American military personnel were detained by the government but released after several hours in custody. ...

  6. News - World - LIBYA

    Libya army, jihadists in deadly Benghazi clashes

    Posted Nov 25th 2013, 06:13pm by AFP

    ... Libyan special forces in the eastern city of Benghazi, sparking a battle in which nine people were killed and dozens wounded, officials said. Military governor Colonel Abdullah al-Saidi declared ... was restored in the early afternoon. Ansar Al-Sharia emerged after the 2011 fall of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime, with its military wing composed of former rebel fighters. Blamed for the murders of judges ...

  7. News - World - LIBYA

    Libya’s Benghazi shuts down in protest at jihadist violence

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 08:56pm by AFP

    ... with US and British officials in London on the violence wracking his country, flew into Benghazi briefly for meetings with security officials. Last week, the US military said it hopes to train ...

  8. News - World - LIBYA

    Libya closes borders, declares martial law in south

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 08:13am by AFP

    ... and goods, said a decree carried by the official LANA news agency. “The provinces of Ghadames, Ghat, Obari, Al-Shati, Sebha, Murzuq and Kufra are considered as closed military zones to be ruled under emergency law,” the decree stipulated. It gave the defence ministry powers to appoint a military governor with authority to arrest fugitives from justice, and detain and deport illegal immigrants. ...

  9. News - World - LIBYA

    Scores dead as Libya protesters attack ex-rebel headquarters

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 10:27am by Agence France-Presse in Benghazi

    ... in Benghazi managed to force other militias from their bases. Nato is sending a team to Libya to look at the possibility of training its military, alliance head Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Tuesday, ...

  10. News - World - LIBYA

    Islamists expelled from Mali by French transfer violence to Libya

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... blast that wrecked much of the embassy is seen as a reprisal by Libyan militants for the decision by Paris the day before to extend its military mission against fellow jihadists in Mali. ...




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