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Watch: Israeli agent who infiltrated Daesh arrested

Watch: Israeli agent who infiltrated Daesh arrested

Libyan security forces have arrested a Mossad agent who held a leading position in Daesh in the north-eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, the Israeli website Inian Merkazi reported. The Hebrew website whose name translates to “Central Issues”, added that Ephraim Benjamin is a Jewish spy and that he mingled with Libyans following the 2011 revolution…

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September 6, 2017

 
At least 21 killed in fighting near Libyan capital

At least 21 killed in fighting near Libyan capital

BENGHAZI: At least 21 people were killed in fighting near Libya's capital Tripoli Friday, military sources said, as the country's rival parliaments met in Morocco for UN-brokered peace talks aimed at forming a unity government to end the unrest. Pro-government forces clashed with fighters from the Islamist-backed Fajr Libya militia alliance in Tajoura, 30 kilometres…

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April 18, 2015

 
Oil prices rise following attacks on Libyan oil terminals

Oil prices rise following attacks on Libyan oil terminals

SINGAPORE: Oil prices rose in Asia Friday as dealers reacted to a surprise Islamist attack on Libya's main oil terminals that left 22 soldiers dead. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for February delivery rose 28 cents to $56.12 in mid-morning trade, while Brent for February gained 13 cents to $60.37. Trading volumes in Asia were…

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December 26, 2014

 
US, Libyan forces capture Tunisian militant: state agency

US, Libyan forces capture Tunisian militant: state agency

TUNIS: Tunisian state media said the head of the country's Islamist militants had been captured in Libya by U.S. and Libyan forces on Monday, though his organisation denied he had been detained.The U.S. army also said it had not played any part in any move against Ansar al Sharia leader Saifallah Benahssine – the man…

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December 30, 2013

 
Libyan army clashes with Islamist militants, nine killed

Libyan army clashes with Islamist militants, nine killed

BENGHAZI: Clashes between Libyan troops and militants in the eastern city of Benghazi on Monday killed at least nine people and wounded a dozen in another test of the country's fledgling armed forces.Still in training, Libya's new military is struggling to curb Islamist militants and militias who fought in the uprising against Muammar Gaddafi but…

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November 25, 2013

 
Dozens dead in clash with Libyan militiamen in Tripoli

Dozens dead in clash with Libyan militiamen in Tripoli

TRIPOLI: At least 32 people were killed and almost 400 wounded in gun battles between Libyan militiamen and armed residents in Tripoli on Friday in some of the worst street fighting in the capital since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi.Prime Minister Ali Zeidan is struggling to control rival militias, Islamist militants and other former fighters…

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November 16, 2013

 
Libyan PM freed after being seized over U.S. raid – officials

Libyan PM freed after being seized over U.S. raid – officials

TRIPOLI: Former rebel gunmen freed Libya's prime minister on Thursday after holding him for several hours in reprisal for the capture by U.S. forces at the weekend of a Libyan al Qaeda suspect in Tripoli, officials said.A Reuters journalist at the scene said protesters had opened fire at the building where Ali Zeidan was being…

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October 10, 2013

 
Seized Libyan PM in good health, treated well – official

Seized Libyan PM in good health, treated well – official

DUBAI: Libya's Prime Minister Ali Zeidan is in “good health and will be treated well as a Libyan citizen,” and is being held at the Interior Ministry's anti-crime department, an official with the department told the state news agency.Zeidan was seized on Thursday by former rebels who blamed him for the government's role in the…

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October 10, 2013

 
Ex-rebels say seized Libyan PM over al Qaeda capture

Ex-rebels say seized Libyan PM over al Qaeda capture

TRIPOLI: A group of former Libyan rebels said it seized Prime Minister Ali Zeidan from a Tripoli hotel on Thursday because of his government's role in the US capture of a top al Qaeda suspect in the Libyan capital.”His arrest comes after the statement by John Kerry about the capture of Abu Anas al-Liby, after…

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October 10, 2013

 
Libyan PM Ali Zeidan kidnapped by armed men: Arab TV

Libyan PM Ali Zeidan kidnapped by armed men: Arab TV

DUBAI: Armed men have kidnapped Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan from a hotel in Tripoli, two Arab television channels reported on Thursday.Abu Dhabi-based Sky News Arabia quoted Libyan security sources as saying that Zeidan was seized from a hotel where he was staying in the Libyan capital and taken to an unknown destination. Dubai-based al-Arabiya…

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October 10, 2013

 
Libyan checkpoint ambush kills at least 12 soldiers

Libyan checkpoint ambush kills at least 12 soldiers

TRIPOLI: Gunmen killed at least 12 Libyan soldiers in an attack on a checkpoint near the city of Bani Walid, a former stronghold of supporters of Muammar Gaddafi, security officials said on Saturday.Two years after Gaddafi was overthrown and killed in a civil war, the north African country's fragile central government is struggling to control…

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October 5, 2013

 
Gunmen kill Libyan marine colonel in Benghazi

Gunmen kill Libyan marine colonel in Benghazi

BENGHAZI: Gunmen shot dead a Libyan marine colonel on Wednesday in the eastern city of Benghazi where militants have increasingly targeted security forces in a challenge to central government control.Libya has struggled to curb rival armed factions in Benghazi, where the 2011 revolt that overthrew Muammar Gaddafi began and where a United States ambassador was…

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October 2, 2013

 
Bomb damages Libyan foreign ministry building in Benghazi

Bomb damages Libyan foreign ministry building in Benghazi

BENGHAZI/TRIPOLI: A car bomb damaged a Libyan foreign ministry building in Benghazi on Wednesday, the first anniversary of the attack on the U.S. consulate in the country's second largest city.Two years after the revolt that toppled Muammar Gaddafi, Libya is riven along regional and tribal lines and dogged by armed violence, leaving the central government…

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September 12, 2013

 
Armed groups clash in Libyan capital for second day

Armed groups clash in Libyan capital for second day

TRIPOLI: Heavy clashes broke out in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Wednesday involving a brigade aligned with the army and a security force grouping former rebel militias that helped topple Muammar Gaddafi.Loud explosions and gunfire could be heard coming from Tripoli's southern outskirts, where militiamen belonging to a security force known as the Supreme Security…

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June 26, 2013

 
Death toll from Libyan clashes rises to 31 – doctor

Death toll from Libyan clashes rises to 31 – doctor

BENGHAZI: At least 31 people were killed in hours of clashes between protesters and a militia in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Saturday, a doctor said on Sunday.The continued existence of myriad militias, nearly two years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi, is a growing source of public resentment, but the authorities have…

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June 9, 2013

 
Egypt arrests three former Libyan officials

Egypt arrests three former Libyan officials

CAIRO: Egyptian police arrested a cousin of late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, a former Libyan ambassador to Egypt and another ex-Libyan official on Tuesday, a security source told Reuters.The source said Ahmed Gaddaf Alddam, 60, a Gaddafi relative who had been a special Libyan envoy, former ambassador Ali Maria and Mohamed Ibrahim Mansour, who headed…

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March 19, 2013

 
Libyan suspect in U.S. envoy attack killed in Cairo

Libyan suspect in U.S. envoy attack killed in Cairo

CAIRO: A Libyan militant suspected by Egypt of involvement in last month's attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya has been killed during a raid by Egyptian security forces in Cairo, a security official said on Thursday.The Libyan was killed on Wednesday in a raid targeting him and other militants with suspected links to al…

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October 25, 2012

 
Libyan army tackles rogue militias as two disband

Libyan army tackles rogue militias as two disband

TRIPOLI/DERNA: Libya's army on Sunday ordered rogue armed groups in and around Tripoli to leave state and military premises or be ejected by force, apparently seeking to capitalise on the withdrawal of militias from Benghazi and Derna.The two main Islamist militias in Derna, a town in eastern Libya known as an Islamist stronghold, said on…

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September 23, 2012

 
Libyan Islamist militia swept out of Benghazi bases

Libyan Islamist militia swept out of Benghazi bases

BENGHAZI: A Libyan Islamist militia was swept out of the eastern city of Benghazi in a popular protest against the armed groups that ran into the early hours of Saturday morning, Reuters witnesses said.At least one person was killed and 20 wounded, a hospital source said, as militias tried to fight the demonstrators from a…

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September 22, 2012

 
Libyan leader says extremists threaten stability

Libyan leader says extremists threaten stability

BENGHAZI: The head of Libya's ruling national congress warned the country was in danger because of its failure to create a cohesive national army, after a deadly attack on a U.S. consulate exposed a security vacuum.In an interview with Reuters, Mohammed Magarief, the president of the national assembly elected in July, said the fallout from…

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September 16, 2012

 
Libyan president says 50 arrested in U.S. consulate attack

Libyan president says 50 arrested in U.S. consulate attack

WASHINGTON: Libyan President Mohammed Magarief said on Sunday that about 50 people have been arrested in connection with the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi last week, which he said was planned by foreigners linked to al Qaeda.The attack on Tuesday in Benghazi came amid protests over a video made in the United…

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September 16, 2012

 
 
 
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