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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.

Dozens of Libyan troops killed in Benghazi attacks, clashes

Benghazi - Dozens of soldiers were killed and more than 70 wounded in car bomb attacks and clashes between troops and Islamists around Benghazi airport, a Libyan army spokesman said Friday, as the UN threatened sanctions.

Op-Ed: In Libya attacks hit CIA-linked Haftar's air base in Benghazi

Benghazi - After being driven out of most of Benghazi CIA-linked Khalifa Haftar and his allies are holed up in the key Benina air base on the outskirts of Benghazi.

Op-Ed: CIA-linked Libyan General Haftar's helicopters bomb Benghazi

Tripoli - Operating from an airport on outskirts of Benghazi helicopters of General Khalifa Haftar have been bombing ammunition sites belonging to Islamists in the city.

10 Libya troops killed in clashes with jihadists

Benghazi - Jihadist gunmen clashed on Monday with Libyan troops in Benghazi, killing 10 soldiers, as the Islamists tried to advance on an airport in the eastern city, the army said.

Op-Ed: New Libyan parliament to meet today (August 4) in Tobruk

Tobruk - Yesterday, August 3, the battle between rival militias for control of the Tripoli international airport continued with at least 22 people killed according to the interim government. In recent weeks over 200 have been killed in clashes.

Op-Ed: Libya's new parliament holds crisis meeting in Tobruk

Tobruk - Libya's new parliament elected earlier this year held an emergency meeting to discuss Libya's deteriorating security situation in the eastern city of Tobruk. Handover of power to the new parliament was scheduled to happen August 4 in Benghazi.

Islamic militias claim control of Libyan city of Benghazi

Benghazi - A newly-formed umbrella group of Islamist militias in the Benghazi area The Shura Council of Benghazi Revolutionaries has ousted a Libyan Special Forces group from their base and claim control of Benghazi the main city in eastern Libya.

Violence forces evacuation of US embassy in Libya

Tripoli - Around 150 officials, workers and military security guards were evacuated Saturday from the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli to escape mounting militia violence in Libya's capital.

Op-Ed: Libyan government moving to Benghazi from Tripoli

Benghazi - In a bizarre move, Libyan authorities are planning to move the General National Council, the parliament, from its present site in the capital Tripoli to Benghazi, even though that city is beset by security problems.

Benghazi attacks suspect pleads not guilty

Washington - The Libyan militia leader charged over a deadly attack on the American mission in Benghazi pleaded not guilty during a brief appearance in US federal court.

Benghazi attacks suspect pleads not guilty

Washington - The suspected ringleader of a deadly attack on the American mission in the Libyan city of Benghazi pleaded not guilty during a brief appearance in US federal court Saturday.

Op-Ed: Obama's new version of extraordinary rendition in Libya

Benghazi - Extraordinary rendition was a common practice during the G.W. Bush administration. Terror suspects would be nabbed and then rendered to another country to be interrogated and often tortured as well.

U.S. commandos capture Benghazi attack 'ringleader'

Washington - U.S. commandos have captured the suspected ringleader of a deadly 2012 attack on an American compound in the Libyan city of Benghazi, in a raid hailed by the White House as a triumph for justice.

U.S. captures suspected leader of Benghazi attacks

U.S. officials announced they have captured Ahmed Abu Khattala, the suspected mastermind behind the terrorist attacks in Benghazi in 2012.

Many killed as Hifter attacks continue in Benghazi Libya

Benghazi - General Khalifa Hifter, carrying out what he calls "Operation Dignity" against Islamist militias and the Libyan government, attacked Islamist bases again and clashes have killed a number of people.

Op-Ed: Is the CIA's man in Libya launching a coup?

Benghazi - Retired General Khalifa Belqasim Haftar launched an attack on two Islamist militia groups in Benghazi on Friday (May16). The government called the attack a "coup" as it was launched without government approval.

Benghazi scandal linked to White House

Washington - Emails released on Tuesday link the White House to what critics call misleading messaging regarding the deadly September 11, 2012 Islamic militant attack on the United States diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya.
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The body of Ronnie Smith is pictured in the morgue at Benghazi Medical Center in Benghazi
The body of Ronnie Smith is pictured in the morgue at Benghazi Medical Center in Benghazi
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David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell
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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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Members of the Libyan army stand guard at a checkpoint.
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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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An anti-government demonstration in Benghazi, Libya.
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An exterior view of the U.S. consulate  which was attacked and set on fire by gunmen
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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File photo: Outside of the U.S. consulate, which was attacked and set on fire in 2012 by gunmen
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