Tripoli forces push opponents back slightly south of Libyan capital-witnesses

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Forces loyal to Libya’s internationally recognized government have pushed their eastern opponents back on parts of the frontline south of Tripoli, despite the attackers flying overnight air strikes on the capital, witnesses said on Sunday. The Libyan National Army (LNA) force loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar allied to a parallel government in the east started an offensive […]

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Millions of school books destroyed during fighting in Tripoli

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – More than 3 million books were destroyed when rockets hit ministry of education buildings during fighting between rival government forces over the Libyan capital Tripoli, officials and the United Nations said on Monday. Almost two weeks ago, eastern Libyan forces, allied to a parallel government, started an advance on Tripoli, held by the internationally recognized administration, deepening […]

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U.N. calls for truce in southern Tripoli to evacuate wounded

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – The U.N. mission to Libya (UNSMIL) called on Sunday for a truce for two hours in southern Tripoli, where forces loyal to the country’s rival governments have been clashing, a statement said. UNSMIL urged a truce between 1600 and 1800 local time to evacuate wounded, it said, without giving casualty figures. Source: Read Full Article

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Egypt says Libyan crisis cannot be resolved through military means

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said on Saturday the crisis in Libya could not be resolved through military means, but added the security situation in the country had long been a source of worry. “Egypt has supported from the beginning a political agreement as a tool to prevent any military solution” in Libya, Shoukry said during a […]

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Eastern Libyan forces clash with rival troops south of Tripoli: spokesman

(Reuters) – Eastern Libyan military forces are clashing with rival forces south of the capital Tripoli, a spokesman for the eastern force said on Wednesday. Ahmed Mismari told al-Arabiya TV his forces, which had started moving to western Libya, were clashing with an armed group belonging to the internationally recognized Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj based in Tripoli. Source: Read Full […]

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Eastern Libyan military forces claim control of El Feel oilfield

BENGHAZI, Libya/TUNIS (Reuters) – Eastern-based Libyan military forces took control on Thursday of the southwestern El Feel oilfield, their spokesman and a field engineer said. Production was unaffected and continuing in the range of 75,000 barrels a day, the usual level, the engineer said, asking not to be named. He denied local media reports that there had been fighting inside […]

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Eastern Libyan forces take over El Sharara oilfield

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – Eastern Libyan forces loyal to Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar captured the closed El Sharara oilfield on Wednesday, officials said in a challenge to the Tripoli government. El Sharara was taken over on Dec. 8 by groups of tribesmen, armed protesters and state guards demanding salary payments and development funds. But some tribesmen demanding development funds remained […]

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Libyan commander wanted by ICC hands himself in

Mahmoud al-Werfalli is sought by the International Criminal Court over alleged summary execution of dozens of people. A Libyan commander, sought by the International Criminal Court (ICC) over the alleged summary execution of dozens of people, has handed himself in to a military command in eastern Libya. Mahmoud al-Werfalli’s move on Wednesday came as a result of the ICC’s pressure […]

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Nigerian migrants return from Libya back to square one

Even after experiencing horrible treatment and conditions, almost half of West African migrants returning home from Libya say that they will try to reach Europe again. Nigerian officials are calling for more international cooperation in the fight against human trafficking, as the country continues to evacuate its citizens from Libya. Earlier this month, the Nigerian government began the immediate removal of […]

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