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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Mali struggles to disarm ethnic militia suspected of massacre

DAKAR (Reuters) – Shortly after rolling into the central Malian town of Koro to detain a leader of an ethnic militia suspected of massacring about 160 villagers, a pickup truck of army soldiers was swarmed by hostile residents. Video provided to Reuters by a senior member of the Dan Na Ambassagou militia appears to show the troops beating a retreat […]

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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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Saudi-led coalition air strikes hit Yemeni capital as violence flares

SANAA (Reuters) – The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen carried out air strikes against two Houthi targets in the capital Sanaa early on Wednesday, its spokesman said. The coalition said the strikes targeted a Houthi drone-manufacturing plant and a warehouse containing launch pads. Residents said a house was also hit, but no casualties were reported. Houthi-run Masirah TV said a […]

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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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Islamic State says killed 13 Nigerian soldiers in attacks

CAIRO (Reuters) – Islamic State said on Thursday it killed 13 Nigerian soldiers and five troops from a regional force in attacks carried out between Friday and Wednesday. In its weekly newspaper Al-Nabaa, it said the attacks took place in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno and a town in the Lake Chad region, which covers Chad and Nigeria. Source: […]

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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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