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Libya: 3 U.N. staff killed in Benghazi car bomb explosion

Three U.N staff have been killed in a car bomb explosion in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi. The three U.N. staff were killed alongside two other mission members on Saturday, the United Nations said. The attack came as the United Nations was brokering a truce in the capital Tripoli, where the eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) force launched a surprise attack in April. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned the attack in a statement. The African Union has also condemned the attack. I condemn in the strongest possible terms,…

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Libya: Air strike on Murzuq kills more than 40

Over 40 people have been killed following an air strike on the southern Libyan town of Murzuq. Reuters reported that the Eastern Libyan forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar confirmed a strike late on Sunday. The Eastern Libyan forces however denied targeting any civilians. Last month five doctors were also killed in a similar air strike on a hospital in the southern outskirts of Libya’s capital Tripoli. That was also carried out by a warplane belonging to Khalifa Hafta. Hafta is a former officer in Muammar Gaddafi’s army who wants to…

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Libya: Air strike on hospital kills five doctors

Five doctors are reported to have died in an air strike on a hospital in the southern outskirts of Libya’s capital Tripoli. An official from the UN-backed government has confirmed the incident, adding that it was carried out by a warplane belonging to Khalifa Hafta. Hafta is a former officer in Muammar Gaddafi’s army who wants to topple the internationally recognized government in Tripoli. AFP reports that the attack was carried out on Saturday. It is the third of such attacks on a hospital in the area. Lamine al-Hashem, the…

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Over 100 migrants feared dead in Libyan boat disaster

Libyan navy officials have said that at least 116 migrants are missing after the boat they were traveling in capsized off the coast of Komas. Komas is a town east of the capital Tripoli. Libyan navy spokesman Ayoub Qassem said on Thursday that another 132 migrants were rescued by Libyan coast guards. The rescue effort was assisted by local fishermen after the wooden boat capsized. Reuters quotes Qassem as saying that survivors said there had been more than 200 migrants on board the boat. Hundreds of migrants continue to endure…

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Seif al-Islam, Gadhafi’s Son FREED after 5 Years in Captivity

BENGHAZI, LIBYA — Seif al-Islam, the son and one-time heir apparent of late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, has been released after more than five years in detention, his captors said on Saturday. Gaddafi was captured in southern Libya by the Zintan militia on 19 November 2011, after the end of the Libyan Civil War, and flown by plane to Zintan. He was sentenced to death on 28 July 2015 by a court in Tripoli for crimes during the 2011 Libyan Civil War, in a widely criticised trial conducted in absentia.…

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Opinion: Two old men meet to discuss the future of Libya

On Friday, the Speaker of the east-based House of Representatives (HoR) Aqilah Saleh met with the Head of the High Council of State (HCS) Abdelrahman Al-Sweihli for the first time since the passing of the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) in Skhirat, Morocco on December 17, 2015. The meeting took place in Rome under the supervision of the Italian government. The two men, who have definitely exceeded their fifties in age, have been each on a different stream regarding the current political and military hustle and bustle in Libya. Please follow…

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News from Libya getting worse by the day as 16 migrants found dead on countries beach

More bad news coming out of Libya state that bodies of 16 migrants yet to be identified, have been found on a beach near the western Libyan town of Zwara, the Libyan Red Crescent said on Sunday. The migrants had been attempting to reach Europe, Khames el-Boussefi, a spokesman for the Libyan Red Crescent, told International Media outlets. “We have not been able to verify their nationalities, but they are presumed drowned after their boat sank,” he said, adding that none of the migrants had identity documents. Please follow and…

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Libya expels Sudanese diplomat over allegations of supporting militias

Libya(KHARTOUM) – The Libyan government ordered the Sudanese military attaché to leave the country, amid accusations by Tripoli about the involvement of Khartoum in supporting some of the Libyan warring factions.

A statement by the Libyan government on Saturday night claimed that a Sudanese military transport plane bound for Tripoli airport, that is currently under the control of an Islamist armed group, entered its airspace.

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