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Heavy clashes broke out on Tuesday between a former Libyan general's forces and Islamist fighters in the eastern city of Benghazi, killing at least nine people, medics said, Reuters reported. Armed Islamists are trying to prise Benghazi's civilian and military airport from the control of government troops allied to former army general Khalifa Haftar, one of several conflicts gripping Libya three years after the ousting of Muammar Gaddafi.
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Medics said that heavy clashes broke out on Tuesday between a former Libyan general's forces and Islamist fighters in the eastern city of Benghazi, killing at least nine people. Armed Islamists are trying to prise Benghazi's civilian and military airport from the control of government troops allied to former army general Khalifa Haftar, one of several conflicts gripping Libya three years after the ousting of Muammar Gaddafi.
9 hrs ago | The Japan Times
It is official: U.S. President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Barack Obama is at war again. After toppling Libyan ruler Moammar Gadhafi with aerial bombardment, staging bombing campaigns in Somalia and Yemen, and recently initiating airstrikes in northern Iraq, Obama has declared war on the Islamic State, a decision that will involve infringing the sovereignty of another state, Syria, where this barbaric group is largely based.
Foreign nationals flood Tripoli's Mitiga airport Sunday as they scramble to leave the country. They have been told to evacuate Libya due to ongoing violence there.
The top U.N. envoy in Libya is warning that rapidly deteriorating security and worsening political turmoil have brought the country to the "brink of protracted conflict and civil strife." Bernardino Leon, who took over two weeks ago as the head of the U.N. mission in Libya, told the Security Council Monday that during his just-concluded first official visit to the country he stressed that only a political solution -- not a military one -- could solve the crisis.
A family man who devoted himself to humanitarian work and was admired for his warmth with the refugees he met Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies A man capable of leadership who was much loved, David Haines turned his 12 years' experience as an RAF aircraft engineer to helping civilians in war zones rebuild their lives.
A CONVICTED killer who was out on parole allegedly ate part of a woman's brain, heart, and lungs after stabbing her to death, it has emerged. THAI police are reportedly hunting a British tourist for questioning after the nearly naked bodies of two other British tourists were found bludgeoned to death on a beach.
Unidentified warplanes conducted four airstrikes on Monday near the Libyan capital of Tripoli, leaving one dead and five wounded, a spokesman for Libya's Islamist-allied militias and a militia commander said. A series of mysterious airstrikes, which US officials have previously said were carried out by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, have reinforced the perception that Libya has become a proxy battleground for larger regional struggles - with Turkey and Qatar backing the Islamist militias and Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE supporting their opponents.
President Obama's war on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is modeled on the U.S. war against Serbia in 1999 to essentially detach its province of Kosovo--in which the United States acted as the air force for the Kosovo Liberation Army group. This model was also used more recently in Libya to provide air power for Libyan rebel groups that overthrew Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
Libyan mufti Sheikh Sadeq al-Ghariani speaks as others flash the sign for vitctory during a rally in central Tripoli's Martyr's Square on September 12 ,2014 in support of "Fajr Libya" , a mainly-Islamist alliance, and calling for the removal the House of Representatives and Libya's new nationalist-dominated parliament which is based in the eastern city if Tobruk and boycotted by the Islamists. AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD TURKIA BENGHAZI, Libya: Forces loyal to former Libyan army general Khalifa Haftar in Benghazi threatened to bomb the eastern city's port unless authorities there closed it to cut off arms supplies to Islamists, a senior commander said Monday.
The above map was prepared by Lieutenant-Colonel Ralph Peters. It was published in the Armed Forces Journal in June 2006, Peters is a retired colonel of the U.S. National War Academy.
On the outskirts of Libya's capital, Tripoli, the residents of an area known as Warshefana are surrounded on all sides by armed militias who, in addition to attacking built-up areas, have imposed what amounts to a siege, blocking the entry of food and medicine. The fighters form part of a militia coalition that took effective control of Tripoli two weeks ago.
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Almost three years after the overthrow of Moammar Gadhafi, oil-rich Libya is in utter chaos, as militias fight for control of the country and its elected government has fled along with tens of thousands of citizens. The turmoil in Libya is a cautionary tale as the United States enlists the help of moderate Syrian rebels to defeat the radical Islamic State and oust Syrian President Bashar Assad.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 06:20 pm
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