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Tripoli deaths reach 187

Recent fighting in southern Tripoli killed 187 and wounded 1,157, a spokesman for the ministry of health said. Government transferred a number of wounded to...

Nine soldiers killed in south Libya attack on Haftar camp

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Nine soldiers were killed on Saturday in an attack claimed by Islamic State on a training camp belonging to the eastern Libyan forces of...

Stalemate persists in Tripoli after overnight fighting, more civilians flee

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Heavy fighting raged overnight in the battle for the Libyan capital Tripoli, with neither faction able to secure gains on the frontlines as an...

Tripoli forces push back against Haftar

Forces backing Libya’s internationally recognised government fought house-to-house battles with troops loyal to Commander Khalifa Haftar in southern parts of Tripoli and appear to...

Air strikes on Tripoli, warship dispatched to Ras Lanuf

Air strikes hit the Libyan capital on Saturday as eastern forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar pursued a three-week campaign to take Tripoli and confirmed...

Tripoli neighbourhoods ‘turning into battlefields’

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The humanitarian situation has greatly deteriorated around the Libyan capital Tripoli, where “densely populated residential areas are gradually turning into battlefields”, the International Committee...

Haftar forces pushed back outside Tripoli

Forces supporting Libya’s internationally recognised government pushed back troops loyal to eastern commander Khalifa Haftar more than 60 km south-west of Tripoli. Aziziya town was...

Tripoli rocked by explosions

Explosions shook Libyan capital Tripoli on Saturday after an airstrike, residents said, in an escalation of a two-week offensive by eastern forces on the...

Libyan offensive stalls

Military strongman Khalifa Haftar’s intended lightning seizure of Libya’s capital stalled, but he is unlikely to face pressure from abroad to pull back as...

Tripoli campaign will continue

Eastern Libyan forces will pursue their advance on Tripoli, the head of the eastern parliament in the divided country said, despite international calls for...

Tripoli residents flee fighting

Eastern-based forces battled troops loyal to the Tripoli government on the outskirts of Libya’s capital as thousands of residents fled the fighting. The Libyan National...

Fifty-six killed in Tripoli fighting

Fighting between eastern Libyan forces and troops loyal to the Tripoli government killed 56 people in the capital, according to the United Nations. Among the...

Casualties rise in battle for Tripoli

Casualties from the battle for Libya’s capital mounted with Islamic State killing three people in a desert town, illustrating how jihadists can exploit renewed...

Battle for Tripoli intensifies

Eastern Libyan forces sought to reach the centre of Tripoli after easy advance through desert hit a tricky urban phase, with deaths and displacements...

Tripoli death toll hits 10

The death toll in clashes between rival militias in Tripoli has risen to 10 with 41 wounded this week, the health ministry said. Fighting broke...

Militias clash in Tripoli

Rival militias clashed in the Libyan capital Tripoli with at least five people killed and 20 wounded, the health ministry said, splintering a four-month-old,...

Tripoli airport open again

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Libya reopened the only functioning airport in Tripoli again after rockets fired in its direction forced a brief closure, officials said, days...

Fighting forces Tripoli airport to close – again

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Libya closed the only functioning airport in Tripoli again after rockets were fired in its direction, officials said, days after flights resumed...

Tripoli airport closed

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Libya closed the only functioning airport in Tripoli after rockets were fired in its direction, the airport said, five days after flights...

Rockets fired near Tripoli airport, ISIS claims oil company attack

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Rockets were fired late on Tuesday in the direction of the airport in Libya's capital, residents said forcing a diversion of flights,...

Tripoli ceasefire still in place

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Armed groups vying for control of the Libyan capital agreed to set up a mechanism to "consolidate" a recently agreed ceasefire, the...

UNHCR facility in Tripoli ready to help refugees

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The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) wants thousands of refugees who escaped from detention centres during clashes between militia in Tripoli to be...

Ceasefire signed in Tripoli

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A ceasefire was signed between armed factions fighting over the Libyan capital, the United Nations said, after more than a week of...

Two dead in Tripoli rocket strike

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Two people were killed when a rocket hit a displaced people camp in Libya's capital as fighting between rival armed groups continued...

Tripoli violence condemned

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The United States, France, Italy and Britain condemned what they called an escalation of violence in and around the Libyan capital Tripoli,...

Clashes shatter illusion of security in Libyan capital

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A bout of fighting in Libya's capital has laid bare the fragility of a militia cartel that had brought a veneer of...

Mayor of Libyan capital abducted by gunmen

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The mayor of Libya's capital was abducted by unknown gunmen from his house overnight, Tripoli's city council said on Thursday. "The municipality of...

Airport in Libya’s capital shut for third day after clashes

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The only functioning airport in Libya's capital Tripoli remained shut for a third day on Wednesday after fierce clashes between armed groups...

Bullet-riddled bodies found outside Tripoli

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Twenty eight bodies with bullet wounds and torture marks were discovered west of Libya's capital where there have been clashes between rival...

UN readying security force to guard its Libya base

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The United Nations is preparing to deploy up to 250 peacekeepers to Libya to guard its base in Tripoli as part of...

After Benghazi, Haftar eyes Tripoli

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Buoyed by the end of a long military campaign in Benghazi and new signs of foreign support, Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar has...

Second day of clashes outside Tripoli

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Clashes between rival Libyan factions east of Tripoli extended into a second day, keeping the coastal road shut and preventing residents returning...

Heavy clashes reported east of Tripoli

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Heavy clashes erupted between rival factions on the coastal road east of Libyan capital Tripoli, according to a witness and local reports. The...

Four killed when Tripoli beach shelled

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Two women and two girls were killed on Tuesday when a shell landed on a beach near Mitiga airport in the Libyan...

Libya government of national accord securing Tripoli airport

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A force operating under Libya's UN-brokered government said it was securing Tripoli's main airport, closed since it was badly damaged in fighting...

Armed faction takes over rival compound in heavy Tripoli fighting

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Armed groups aligned with the UN-backed government in Tripoli took over a compound occupied by a rival prime minister on Wednesday, after...

Convoy carrying head of UN-backed Libya government shot at

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A convoy carrying the prime minister of Libya's UN-backed government and two leaders of an allied parliament and presidential guard came under...

Rival groups clash in Tripoli

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Eastern Libyan forces attacked an air base in the central region of Jufra on Thursday, killing at least two people according to...

Tripoli force suspects rival eastern force backers in bomb near Italian...

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A counter-terrorism unit in the Libyan capital Tripoli said it suspected Saturday's car bomb near the recently reopened Italian embassy was planted...

Attempt to seize ministry buildings in Tripoli fails

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A self-declared prime minister sidelined by Libya's UN-backed government tried to seize the defence ministry and other state offices on Thursday, but...

Worst fighting in Tripoli in over a year

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Rival armed groups battled overnight and into Friday in the worst outbreak of fighting in the Libyan capital Tripoli for more than...

Armed groups mobilise and exchange fire in a tense Tripoli

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Gunfire could be heard over Tripoli on Thursday as armed groups mobilised heavy weapons and took up positions in parts of the...

Second boycotter says he will rejoin Libya’s UN-backed government

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A member of the leadership of Libya's UN-backed government close to powerful rival factions in the east of the country has said...

Sirte battle risks widening Libyan political splits

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When Western officials cajoled Libya's warring factions to support a unity government this year, they said it was a chance for rival...

Death toll in clashes, blast in Libyan town rises to 40

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The number of people killed in an explosion and in clashes between militiamen and locals in a town east of Tripoli has...

Three shot and killed at Tripoli ATM

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Bank guards shot dead three people as they tried to disperse a crowd of hundreds of people queuing for cash outside a...

Leaders of Libyan unity government venture onto Tripoli streets

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Leaders of Libya's U.N.-backed unity government ventured out onto the streets of Tripoli for the first time on Friday, amid signs of...

Rival of Libyan unity government says won’t cling to power in...

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Tripoli's self-declared government has said it will not cling to power but will peacefully oppose a U.N.-backed unity government that arrived in...

Blasts and heavy gunfire heard in Tripoli

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Several loud explosions followed by heavy gunfire were heard over Tripoli in the early hours of Wednesday, a Reuters reporter said. The cause...

Libya unity government blames rival faction for airspace closure

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Libya's UN-backed unity government has accused authorities in Tripoli of closing down the capital's airspace to prevent it from travelling from Tunisia...