Firefights among Islamic State, rival groups claim 42 in Libya

Aug 15, 2015

Firefights among Islamic State, rival groups claim 42 in Libya

At least 42 people have been killed in clashes between Islamic State, a rival Islamist group and forces loyal to the official government in two Libyan cities, residents and medics said on Friday. The fighting typifies the chaos in the oil-producing country, where two ...

Apr 8, 2015

U.S. ambassador's 2012 killing linked to new elements, Libya says

Libya’s internationally recognized parliament said Tuesday it has uncovered “new elements” behind the 2012 assassination of the US ambassador when the American Consulate was stormed in eastern city Benghazi. “I have been tasked today with leading a team of inquiry,” Tareq Saqar al-Jeruchi, deputy ...

Mar 5, 2015

U.S. House committee subpoenas Clinton emails on Benghazi

A congressional committee investigating the 2012 attack on a U.S. Consulate in Libya issued subpoenas on Wednesday for former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s personal emails, which have created a political storm for the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate. The U.S. House of Representatives ...

Fighting in eastern Libya sets oil tanker on fire: army

Nov 4, 2014

Fighting in eastern Libya sets oil tanker on fire: army

Libya’s army spokesman said an oil tanker caught fire on Monday amid fierce fighting between pro-government forces and Islamist militias in the eastern city of Benghazi, sending heavy black smoke into the sky. However witnesses say it was a naval vessel that was hit ...

Egypt warplanes hit Libya militias, officials say

Oct 16, 2014

Egypt warplanes hit Libya militias, officials say

Egypt is deepening its involvement in the fight against Islamist militias who have taken over key parts of Libya, with officials saying Egyptian warplanes have bombed their positions in the eastern city of Benghazi. The two officials, who have firsthand knowledge of the operation, ...

Jul 31, 2014

Libya Islamists seize key Benghazi army base

Islamist groups have seized the army special forces headquarters in Libya’s Benghazi after days of fighting left at least 35 soldiers dead and plunged the country deeper into lawlessness. An Islamist and jihadist alliance announced the capture of the main military base in the ...

More than 50 killed in latest Benghazi, Tripoli clashes

Jul 28, 2014

More than 50 killed in latest Benghazi, Tripoli clashes

At least 36 people were killed in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi, many of them civilian, where Libyan Special Forces and Islamist militants clashed on Saturday night and Sunday morning, medical and security sources said. The government said more than 150 people have died ...