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Op-Ed: Eastern Libyan commander Haftar takes full control of Benghazi

Benghazi - Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) the armed forces of the eastern-based House of Representatives (HoR) government claimed that his forces had taken full control of Libya's second largest city Benghazi.

Benghazi celebrates after jihadists driven out

Benghazi - Forced from his neighbourhood in Libya's Benghazi three years ago, Said al-Mabruk is looking forward to going back after jihadist forces were driven from the city."I will finally be able to go home.

Op-Ed: Sixth anniversary of February Revolution celebrated in Libya

Friday the 17th of February marks the sixth anniversary of the Day of Rage that helped begin the revolt that overthrew the regime of Muamar Gaddafi. Many Libyan cities are preparing ceremonial activities to commemorate the event.

Jihadists lose ground around Libya's second city

Benghazi - Forces loyal to Libyan Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar battling jihadists around second city Benghazi said Wednesday they had taken one of the last remaining strongholds of the militants.

Jihadists lose ground around Libya's second city

Benghazi - Forces loyal to Libyan Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar battling jihadists around second city Benghazi said Wednesday they had taken one of the last remaining strongholds of the militants.

Jihadists lose ground around Libya's second city

Benghazi - Forces loyal to Libyan Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar battling jihadists around second city Benghazi said Wednesday they had taken one of the last remaining strongholds of the militants.

Op-Ed: Islamic State fighters in Libya able to flee from Benghazi

Benghazi - The residents of Benghazi were surprised at the sudden escape of Islamic State and perhaps other militants from the districts of Ganfouda and Al-Sadbri in the city which they had occupied.

Eastern Libya tribal leader targeted in an assassination attempt

Benghazi - The car of Salah Al-Atewish, head of the Magharba tribe in eastern Libya, exploded just after he left a mosque in Benghazi after Friday prayers in an apparent assassination attempt.

Troops loyal to Libyan unity government defense minister killed

Benghazi - Two members of the 204 Tank Brigade formerly commanded by Colonel Al-Mahdi Barghathi the acting defence minister of the Libyan Government have been killed with both showing signs of torture.

Op-Ed: Kidnappings go unpunished and unsolved in Libya

Kidnappings in Tripoli occur quite regularly with the UN-backed Government of National Accord apparently powerless to stop them.

Mayor and council of Benghazi replaced by Libyan military colonel

Benghazi - The Libyan National Army (LNA) associated with the House of Representatives (HoR) government based in Tobruk has named Colonel Ahmed Larabi the mayor of Benghazi the largest city in eastern Libya and suspended the council.

Libya forces 'retake' Benghazi district from jihadists

Benghazi - Libyan forces loyal to a controversial general have wrestled back control of a Benghazi neighbourhood from jihadists, following months of fighting to drive the Islamists from the country's second city.

Bodies of 14 executed in Libya's Benghazi received at hospital

Benghazi - A hospital in Libya's second city Benghazi said Friday it had received the bodies of 14 people killed execution-style, in what the UN envoy said was a "war crime".

Libyan unity government defense minister unharmed in bomb attack

Benghazi - An official statement from the office of the GNA Defense Minister Mahdi al-Barghathi reports that he survived an attempted assassination on Wednesday by a car bomb.

Car bomb kills 11 soldiers in Libya's Benghazi

Benghazi - A car bomb killed 11 soldiers in Libya's second city Benghazi as they held evening prayers on the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday, a military source said Thursday.

Op-Ed: Libyan oil production and exports may only increase slowly

Tripoli - Recently the two rival Libyan National Oil Companies (NOC), one based in the east in Bayda and the other in the west in Tripoli, have agreed to unify. This is just one small step in restoring production and exports of oil from Libya.

Op-Ed: Too much baggage grounds Clinton's campaign jet

Washington - Whether you support her or consider Clinton the political equivalent of Bonnie, as in Bonnie and Clyde, one thing is clear, even to those unwilling to admit.

Canadian killed in fighting in Benghazi Libya

Benghazi - Owais Egwilla, the son of a former Ottawa cleric, was killed in Benghazi while in an area controlled by the Shura Council of Benghazi Revolutionaries.

Another Libyan Air Force plane shot down or crashed in Benghazi

Benghazi - Just four days after a Libyan Air Force MiG 23 plane was shot down or crashed near Derna, another plane has either crashed or been shot down in the city of Benghazi.

Op-Ed: Attack on anti-UN demonstrators in Benghazi Libya kills 9

Benghazi - The death toll resulting from a mortar attack on demonstrators in Kish Square in Benghazi Libya rose to nine, with another 35 reported injured some seriously.

Op-Ed: Libyan government slams UN criticism of military campaign

Benghazi - The internationally-recognized House of Representatives(HoR) government based in Tobruk has reacted angrily to a recent press release of the UN Support Mission in Libya's(UNSMIL) condemning the recently announced military operation in Benghazi.

Op-Ed: Commander of Libya Special Forces killed in Benghazi offensive

Benghazi - For months now the head of the internationally-recognized House of Representatives government in Tobruk has supported the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, Khalifa Haftar, in his Operation Dignity offensive intended to retake Benghazi and Tripoli.

A year of clashes devastates Libya's Benghazi

Benghazi - One year after Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive against Islamist militias in Libya's second city Benghazi, the capital of the 2011 revolution is reeling from near daily fighting and shortages.

Op-Ed: General Haftar pressures Libyan government to recognize his power

Tripoli - CIA-linked General Haftar has upgraded his status from failed coup leader with a warrant out for his arrest to the de facto head of the Libyan army whose Operation Dignity has the support of the internationally recognized government in Tobruk.

Op-Ed: Haftar forces seize Libya central bank branch in Benghazi

Benghazi - The UN yesterday condemned an attack on the office of the Libyan Central Bank in the city of Benghazi in the east of Libya. The attack appears to have been carried out by forces loyal to CIA-linked general Khalifa Haftar.

Op-Ed: Republican committee clears Hillary on Benghazi

Washington D.c. - Less than a month after Republicans swept the nation, in lightly turned out election, their most feared enemy, Hillary Clinton, has gotten a boost. And it came from the GOP.

Op-Ed: CIA-linked General Haftar's Libyan coup complete

Tripoli - General Khalifa Haftar, often called a "renegade," now has the support of the internationally-recognized Libyan government in Tobruk. His coup has been successful.

Op-Ed: Libyan government declares war on Islamists

Tobruk - The Islamist-dominated militias who control Tripoli and Benghazi convened the General National Congress(GNC), which appointed a prime minister who formed a government but the internationally-recognized elected government is in Tobruk, in eastern Libya.

Op-Ed: Egyptian planes reportedly bomb Islamists in Benghazi

Benghazi - According to some reports, Egyptian warplanes are bombing Islamist positions in the eastern city of Benghazi that is under the control of an umbrella group of Islamist militias. CIA-linked General Haftar sill controls the airport on the outskirts.

Libya army backs ex-general in new assault on Islamists

Benghazi - Libya's army threw its weight behind an ex-general who launched a new assault Wednesday to retake second city Benghazi from Islamist militias who have seized control of large parts of the turmoil-gripped country.
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Members of the Libyan army stand guard along a street following clashes in Benghazi. Libyan troops struggling to establish control across the country clashed with militants in the eastern city of Benghazi. At least nine people were killed in the fighting, officials said
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Members of the Libyan army stand guard at a checkpoint.
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An anti-government demonstration in Benghazi, Libya.
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Members of the Libyan army stand guard along a street following clashes in Benghazi November 26, 2013. Libyan troops struggling to establish control across the country clashed with militants in the eastern city of Benghazi. At least nine people were killed in the fighting, officials said
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The body of Ronnie Smith is pictured in the morgue at Benghazi Medical Center in Benghazi
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An exterior view of the U.S. consulate, which was attacked and set on fire by gunmen
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Members of the Libyan army stand guard along a street following clashes in Benghazi November 26  201...
Members of the Libyan army stand guard along a street following clashes in Benghazi November 26, 2013. Libyan troops struggling to establish control across the country clashed with militants in the eastern city of Benghazi
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