Turkey to send troops to Libya at Tripoli's request, Erdogan says

World Dec 27, 2019

Turkey to send troops to Libya at Tripoli's request, Erdogan says

Turkey will send troops to Libya at the request of Tripoli as soon as next month, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday, putting the North African country's conflict at the center of wider regional frictions. Libya's internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) in ...

Shelling shuts airport in Libyan capital, wounding four

World Sep 2, 2019

Shelling shuts airport in Libyan capital, wounding four

The only functioning airport in the Libyan capital was closed on Sunday after being struck by artillery fire overnight. There were conflicting reports on the number of injuries at Mitiga airport. A media officer for the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) said four people ...

French missile claim hints at role in war to take Tripoli, Libya minister says

World Jul 15, 2019

French missile claim hints at role in war to take Tripoli, Libya minister says

France's admission that it owned sophisticated U.S.-made missiles found at a Libyan base seized from strongman Khalifa Hifter's forces indicates it backs his offensive to seize the capital, the interior minister of Libya's internationally recognized government said. The Javelin anti-tank missiles were uncovered when government ...

France seeks Libya cease-fire after Tripoli migrant center is struck

World May 9, 2019

France seeks Libya cease-fire after Tripoli migrant center is struck

France's President Emmanuel Macron called on Wednesday for a cease-fire in the month-long battle for Libya's capital Tripoli after fighting hit a migrant detention center overnight. With foreign powers aghast at the latest flare-up in a nation in chaos since the 2011 toppling of Moammar ...

Eastern Libyan forces plan to intensify Tripoli offensive

World Apr 23, 2019

Eastern Libyan forces plan to intensify Tripoli offensive

Eastern Libyan forces said on Monday they would intensify an assault on Tripoli, the capital in the west of the country that is held by the internationally recognized government, as the death toll in a battle now in its third week rose to 254. The ...