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Libyan conflict

​Libyan crisis pushes number of refugees to 300,000 - UN
The United Nations refugee agency has said that a spike in violence between rival militias has displaced about 287,000 Libyans from their homes. Meanwhile UN chief Ban Ki-moon arrived in Tripoli Saturday for talks with the warring factions.

11.10.2014 19:48

Libyan militia occupies US embassy in Tripoli to 'secure' it
The Dawn of Libya, an Islamist militia group, has said that it has secured the US embassy compound in the Libyan capital Tripoli, more than a month after US staff evacuated the building.

31.08.2014 14:34

​Egypt and UAE have been conducting secret air strikes on Libya – report
Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have been joining forces in secret to carry out air strikes on Libya, anonymous high-ranking US officials told the media. The two countries have reportedly coordinated and launched the attacks twice in the last week.

25.08.2014 17:18

War planes bombard Libyan capital as Islamists seize control of Tripoli and airport (PHOTOS)
War planes have bombarded Tripoli, while the city’s main airport was severely damaged by fire. This came a day after it was captured by rebel fighters, the Fajr Libya (Dawn of Libya) coalition, who also says it has control of the Libyan capital.

25.08.2014 02:21

Libyan Islamist militias claim Tripoli airport
Jihadist fighters from the Fajr Libya (Libyan Dawn) coalition said Saturday they have “seized Tripoli airport” after several weeks of clashes with nationalist militia men.

23.08.2014 19:58

Libya’s parliament in UN plea for ‘international intervention’
Libya’s newly elected parliament has asked the United Nations to intervene as militia related violence rages across the country.

13.08.2014 19:23

Libya’s Islamic militants ‘seize’ Benghazi, declare it ‘emirate’
The Islamist militant group Ansar al-Sharia has declared Benghazi an ‘Islamic Emirate’ after claiming to have taken total control of Libya's second largest city, seizing military barracks with rockets and ammunition.

31.07.2014 19:23

US shuts embassy in Libya's Tripoli, evacuates staff amidst clashes
The US embassy in Libya has shut down and all diplomatic staff have been evacuated to neighboring Tunisia by military escort because of ongoing clashes and violence between rival militias sweeping the country.

26.07.2014 12:18

90% of aircraft destroyed at Tripoli airport, Libya may seek international assistance
Libya is considering a deployment of international force to re-establish security amid a flare-up of violence in Tripoli which saw dozens of rockets destroy most of the civilian aircraft fleet at its international airport.

15.07.2014 03:04

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