Libyan National Army (LNA) members, commanded by Khalifa Hifter, pose for a picture as they head out of Benghazi to reinforce the troops advancing to Tripoli, in Libya on Sunday. Photo: Reuters

Fighting rages in Libya: is it heading towards full-blown civil war?

  • Battle for capital Tripoli escalates as a military assault on the city by the eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Hifter leads to dozens of deaths
  • US withdraws some of its troops from the country, citing deteriorating ‘security conditions on the ground’
Topic |   Libya

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Libyan National Army (LNA) members, commanded by Khalifa Hifter, pose for a picture as they head out of Benghazi to reinforce the troops advancing to Tripoli, in Libya on Sunday. Photo: Reuters
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Military vehicles of Misrata forces, under the protection of Tripoli's forces, are seen in Tajura neighbourhood east of Tripoli on Saturday. Photo: Reuters

Shelling and gunfire at Tripoli airport as Libyan forces loyal to army commander Khalifa Hifter clash with UN-backed government’s militia

  • Khalifa Hifter’s forces said on Saturday that they had seized the airport two days after he ordered them to take control of Libya’s UN-backed government
  • The country is governed by rival authorities: the government in Tripoli and the Hifter-aligned government in the east
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Military vehicles of Misrata forces, under the protection of Tripoli's forces, are seen in Tajura neighbourhood east of Tripoli on Saturday. Photo: Reuters
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