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The B-2 stealth bomber entered service in 1997.  By  (DOD/AFP/File)

Us Stealth Bombers Kill More Than 80 Is Fighters In Libya

Thursday, January 19, 2017 Washington (AFP) - More than 80 Islamic State jihadists were killed in a US aerial blitz on training camps in Libya, including fighters involved in plotting attacks in Europe, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Thursday. The Pentagon made the highly unusual decision to conduct the air strikes w ...
The B-2 stealth bomber entered service in 1997.  By  (DOD/AFP/File)

US airstrikes kill 80 IS fighters in Libya: Pentagon

Thursday, January 19, 2017 Washington (AFP) - More than 80 Islamic State jihadists were killed in US strikes on training camps in Libya, including several who were involved in plotting attacks in Europe, Pentagon chief Ashton Carter said Thursday. They certainly are people who were actively plotting operations in Europe a ...

The B-2 stealth bomber entered service in 1997.  By  (DOD/AFP/File)

'Dozens' of IS fighters killed in US B-2 strikes in Libya

Thursday, January 19, 2017 Washington (AFP) - Several dozen Islamic State fighters were killed when US B-2 stealth bombers and drones struck two of the jihadists' camps southwest of their former Libya bastion of Sirte, a US defense official said Thursday. The fighters were seen immediately beforehand carrying weapons, wea ...
Libyan Tripoli military commander Abdelhakim Belhaj addresses a rally in Tripoli on September 9, 2011.  By - (AFP/File)

Libyan wins right to sue UK ex-minister for rendition

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 London (AFP) - A British court on Tuesday ruled that a former Libyan militant can sue a former foreign minister and an ex-MI6 officer over his rendition in a landmark case that could pave the way for more lawsuits. The Supreme Court unanimously dismisses the government's appeals, the court said ...
A panoramic view of the Libyan capital Tripoli where backers of the

Armed men try but fail to seize Libya govt ministries

Friday, January 13, 2017 Tripoli (AFP) - Gunmen on Thursday tried but failed to seize three government ministries in the Libyan capital Tripoli, a spokesman for the UN-backed Government of National Accord said. Ashraf al-Thulthi said outlaws who back the former self-proclaimed Government of National Salvation of Khal ...

Libyan strongman visits Russian aircraft carrier

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Benghazi (Libya) (AFP) - Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar on Wednesday visited a Russian aircraft carrier off the coast of the North African nation in the latest sign of growing relations with Moscow. The visit comes against a backdrop of rising tensions between Haftar's forces, aligned w ...
Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti speaks during a press conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on January 9, 2017.  By  (AFP)

Italy announces reopening of Libya embassy

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Tripoli (AFP) - Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti announced Monday the reopening of his country's embassy in the Libyan capital, which closed in 2015 along with all other Western embassies due to violence. Speaking at a news conference in Tripoli, Minniti said the Italian ambassador would p ...
A member of the Libyan forces of the Government of National Accord patrols Sirte's Al-Giza Al-Bahriya district in December 2016.  By MAHMUD TURKIA (AFP/File)

Libya deputy PM quits, saying he has 'failed'

Monday, January 2, 2017 Tripoli (AFP) - One of three deputy premiers in Libya's UN-backed Government of National Accord resigned on Monday, saying he had failed in his mission. Moussa al-Kouni told a press conference in the capital of the chaos-ridden North African country that he could no longer stay in the post. I ...
Turkish special force police officers and ambulances are seen at the site of an armed attack at the Reina nightclub in Istanbul on January 1, 2017.  By YASIN AKGUL (AFP)

Saudis, Moroccans, Lebanese, Libyans 'among victims of Istanbul attack'

Sunday, January 1, 2017 Istanbul (AFP) - The victims of the attack on revellers celebrating New Year at an Istanbul nightclub include citizens of several Arab countries, a Turkish cabinet minister said on Sunday. There are foreigners and Turks, but the majority are foreigners. From different countries -- Saudi Arabia, ...
Around 40 migrants were detained in Libya's notoriously grim jails for living in the country illegally, according to regional civil protection director Bakary Daou, and had requested deportation.  By Fabio Bucciarelli (AFP/File)

Dozens of Malians flown out of Libya recount prison ordeal

Friday, December 30, 2016 Bamako (AFP) - Dozens of Malian migrants kept locked up in Libyan jails after failing to make it onto boats bound for Europe have arrived home, with some reporting maltreatment by authorities in the unstable north African nation. The group of 159 Malians including several children arrived in Bama ...
A member of the Libyan forces of the National Accord (GNA) patrols Sirte's Al-Giza Al-Bahriya district on December 20, 2016 after they drove the Islamic State (IS) group out of its Libyan stronghold earlier in the month.  By MAHMUD TURKIA (AFP/File)

HRW urges protection for Libya civilians

Saturday, December 24, 2016 Tripoli (AFP) - Human Rights Watch on Saturday urged the Libyan government to protect civilians who were detained after fleeing former Islamic State group stronghold Sirte. Libyan authorities should ensure the safety of and urgently provide medical care for more than 120 women and children being ...

Joint statement on Libya

Friday, December 23, 2016 Joint Statement on Libya by the Governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States: One year after the signing of the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) in Skhirat, Morocco, the Governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the Unite ...
A group of hostages is released from a hijacked Afriqiyah Airways plane in Malta on December 23, 2016.  By Matthew Mirabelli (AFP)

Armed men hijack Libyan plane, surrender in Malta

Friday, December 23, 2016 Valletta (AFP) - Two men armed with a grenade and at least one gun hijacked a Libyan plane with 117 people on board Friday and diverted it to Malta before releasing everyone and surrendering, officials said. The Afriqiyah Airways Airbus A320 was en route from Sabha in southern Libya to the capita ...
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