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Blast in Libya’s Benghazi Kils Three Children – Hospital Official

BENGHAZI, Libya, Nov 22 – At least three children were killed and 20 people wounded by a blast in the Libyan city of Benghazi on Monday, witnesses and a medical official said. A Reuters reporter saw billowing smoke and flames at the site of the explosion near the city’s Jala hospital, which destroyed several vehicles,

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Army on Rise in Libya’s East, Spurring Hopes of Normal Life

By Ayman al-Warfalli BENGHAZI, Libya, Nov 17  – At Benghazi University, graduation pictures shot at a wrecked campus symbolise hope for a return to normality in the city after more than two years of war. It is a war in which the eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) has been slowly prevailing against a coalition of

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Car Blast Kills Four in Central Benghazi – Officials

BENGHAZI, Libya, Oct 30 – A car exploded late on Saturday in Libya‘s eastern city of Benghazi killing four people and wounding at least 14, security and medical officials said. Among those killed in the attack in the city’s central Keesh district was Mohamed Bugaighis, who headed an anti-corruption body, the officials said. Bugaighis was

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Libya PM Calls for National Reconciliation in Splintered Country

By Yara Bayoumy NEW YORK, Sept 26 – Libya’s prime minister called for a national reconciliation initiative to repair the divisions in a fragmented country reeling from the turbulence that has followed the fall of dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Fayez Seraj also told Reuters in an interview that the battle against Daesh militants in their former

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Libya Car Bomb Targets Security Forces in Benghazi, Kills 22

By Ayman al-Warfalli BENGHAZI, Libya, Aug 2 – A car bomb targeting security forces in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi killed at least 22 people and wounded 20 on Tuesday, a commander of the forces and medical officials said. The blast occurred in a residential area in the Guwarsha district, the scene of fighting

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Western Libyan Forces Prepare Attack on Daesh Stronghold

By Ahmed Elumami MISRATA, Libya, May 12 – Forces in western Libya are preparing to advance on the city of Sirte, seized by Daesh last year, their spokesman said, pushing ahead with plans for a counter-attack after the Islamists made territorial gains in the last week. The fighters based in the city of Misrata would like international

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Libya: Off the Shoulder Slaughter

Daesh has Qaddafi’s deadly anti-aircraft missiles. Will it target civilian planes? By Jonathan Broder With Jeff Stein in Washington Deep in Libya’s Sahara Desert, in the sunbaked town of Sabha, a ragtag group of gunmen loyal to one of the country’s two rival militias agreed to show Timothy Michetti their most prized weapons. Michetti, an

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Security Forces Raid Daesh Hideout in Libya’s Sabratha

TRIPOLI, March 3 – Security forces in the western Libyan city of Sabratha said they had killed seven suspected Daesh fighters in a raid on a militant hideout on Wednesday. Local brigades have been battling militants in Sabratha since they briefly overran the city center last week and beheaded more than 10 brigade members. That followed a

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Army Claims Advances in Libyan Cities of Benghazi And Ajdabiya

By Ayman al-Warfalli BENGHAZI, Libya, Feb 22 – Military forces loyal to Libya’s eastern government said on Sunday they had pushed back Islamist fighters in several areas of Benghazi, seizing the strategic port of Marisa. The Libyan National Army said it had also taken control of the town of Ajdabiya, about 150 km (90 miles) south

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