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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

    Eight killed, 15 wounded in clashes in Libya’s Benghazi

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 05:57pm by Reuters

    ... of Benghazi, his spokesman Mohamed al-Hejazi said. Helicopters took off from Benghazi’s Benina air base, where regular military units have joined Haftar’s campaign which began last month, residents ...

  3. News - World - LIBYA

    Turmoil as Libyan leader Ahmed Maiteeq holds first cabinet meeting

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 08:38pm by Reuters

    ... military muscle to make demands. Those rivalries have come closer to open confrontation since last month after Khalifa Hifter, a renegade former general, began a self-declared campaign ...

  4. 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 ... after the West helped topple Gaddafi in 2011. Libya's military banned flights on Saturday to Benghazi, and said in a statement that it would target any military aircraft flying over ...

  5. News - World - LIBYA

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

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

    ... reportedly sent in members of its special forces and a military plane to evacuate its ambassador and staff after militants threatened them. But the apparent impetus for the US troop movement ... the deal might encourage more kidnappings. How long the US troops will remain in Sicily was unknown. The central government's lack of control over its fragmented military was never more ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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. ...

  10. 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 ...




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