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  1. News - World - LIBYA

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

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tripoli Government may appeal for international forces to re-establish security Libya considers calling for help Libya's government said yesterday 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 ...

  2. 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 ... diplomatic facilities, killing four Americans including the ambassador, Christopher Stevens. One senior diplomat in Tripoli said US officials were living under severe security restrictions. "You ...

  3. News - World - LIBYA

    Jihadis throw pool party at US embassy compound in Libya

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 10:14pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Cairo The Islamist faction Libyan Dawn claims to have 'secured' the US diplomatic compound Militants throw pool party at US embassy in Tripoli It was, by all ... said on Sunday that the militia had "secured" the residential annex. It is not clear when the video was shot. The American diplomatic staff was spirited out of Tripoli after fighting ...

  4. News - World - LIBYA

    31 killed as Islamists fight forces of renegade general in Libya

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:13pm by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Tripoli 31 killed as Islamists fight renegade general Fierce clashes in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi between Islamist militiamen and rival forces loyal to a renegade general have killed 31 fighters on both sides, a security official said yesterday. The fighting erupted on Monday, with forces and fighter jets belonging to General Khalifa Hifter pounding ...

  5. News - World - LIBYA

    Islamist Misrata forces claim to have control of Tripoli's main airport

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:00am by Reuters

    ... on Egypt and Tunisia to reopen air space for flights to western Libya. Both countries cancelled most flights to Libya for security reasons after the air strikes, cutting off a key link ... central government lacks a functioning army and relies on militia for public security. But while these forces receive state salaries and wear uniforms, they report in practice to their own ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - World - LIBYA

    US evacuates Libya embassy staff as fighting rages around airport

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

    ... of military jets and helicopters. A Libyan security source said the air operation was an escort for the convoy of embassy vehicles on the ground that headed west out of Tripoli overland for the safety ...

  8. News - World - LIBYA

    Libyan militia says ceasefire reached to end Tripoli airport battle

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

    ... regime" of Gaddafi. Foreign Minister Mohamed Abdelaziz meanwhile asked the UN Security Council to dispatch experts to train Libya's defence and police forces to ensure they can protect oil ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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