Thursday, 28/1/2021 | 2:32 UTC+0
Libyan Newswire
  • Foreigners Flee Libya Violence

    Aya Elbrqawi in Benghazi, Monia Ghanmi and Mawassi Lahcen contributed to this report for Magharebia – 30072014

    Clashes at the Tripoli airport resumed Tuesday (July 29th), the day after top world leaders urged an immediate ceasefire and called on the …

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  • Gunmen Kill Egyptian Border Guards Near Libya

    Security officials in Egypt say gunmen armed with rocket-propelled grenades have killed at least 20 guards near the border with Libya.

    Officials say the attack Saturday took place at a border guard post in Wadi al-Gadid. Egypt’s state news agency …

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  • Several Killed After Militias Battle at Airport

    Relative calm has returned to the area surrounding Libya’s main airport after clashes. Heavy fighting had erupted among rival militias around the main airport, about 30 kilometers south of the Libyan capital, Tripoli.

    Sunday’s fighting killed six and wounded 25, …

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  • Boukhtala Makes First Court Appearance

    The accused mastermind of the attack on the US mission in Benghazi appeared in a US courtroom on Saturday (June 28th).

    Ahmed Boukhtala, who was apprehended June 15th in Benghazi, pleaded not guilty. The 42-year-old senior leader of Ansar al-Sharia …

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  • Miitig Complies With Libya Court Ruling

    Forces loyal to renegade Libyan General Khalifa Haftar launched new air strikes against three areas dominated by Ansar al-Sharia in Benghazi, Al Jazeera reported on Wednesday (June 11th). They also pounded bases of the Islamists in residential areas outside Benghazi.…

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  • Rival Extremists Fight It Out in Derna

    Ansar al-Sharia and the Abu Slim Martyrs Brigade are in a bloody battle for control of Derna. Fighting between the rival Libyan extremists erupted Friday night (June 6th).

    Moutaz Ahmed Mrash, a leading figure of both al-Qaeda and Ansar al-Sharia, …

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  • Libya Court to Rule On Duelling Premiers

    Libya’s Supreme Court will issue a ruling Monday (June 9th) on the legality of Ahmed Miitig’s controversial election last month as interim prime minister.

    Outgoing premier Abdullah al-Thani announced last week that he would ask for a court ruling on …

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