Dozens killed in clashes near Libya-Tunisia border

Mar 7, 2016

Dozens killed in clashes near Libya-Tunisia border

Tunisian police and unidentified gunmen clashed Monday near the Libyan border, killing at least 26 people, authorities said, amid increasing concern that violent extremism in Libya could destabilize the region. The dead included 21 attackers, one Tunisian soldier and four civilians, the interior and ...

Libya's future threatened by 'terrifying' IS: U.N. chief

Mar 6, 2016

Libya's future threatened by "terrifying" IS: U.N. chief

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has warned that the future of Libya, and the stability of the whole Sahel region, is at stake as it faces the “terrifying threat” of Islamic State. But he warned international powers not to “stoke the fires of ...

Feb 24, 2016

Islamic State briefly takes center of strategic Libyan city

A top Libyan Army commander says Islamic State affiliates briefly took the center of Sabratha, a western city and hub of migrants heading to Europe. Taher al-Gharabili said his troops forced the IS militants to retreat early Wednesday morning. Al-Gharabili said the gunmen “exploited ...