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Benghazi News

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.

Bomb at military academy kills five in Libya's Benghazi

Benghazi - A car bomb Monday targeting a military academy in Libya's restive eastern city of Benghazi killed at least five soldiers and wounded more than 10, military and hospital sources said.The medical centre in Benghazi reported that "five bodies plus an inde...

Death toll rises in Egypt as tensions spread to Libya

Cairo - With at least 49 dead, and hundreds injured in clashes between protesters and security forces, possibly the last thing stability in Egypt needs is tension with Libya, after five Egyptian diplomats are reportedly kidnapped in Tripoli.

American teacher killed in Benghazi while jogging

Benghazi - In the eastern Libyan city where Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others were killed a year and a half ago, an American teacher was shot dead by unknown assailants while jogging Thursday morning.

Op-Ed: Insecurity in Libya increases

Tripoli - Libya continues in a state of insecurity and violence and is faced with declining revenues as protests shut off oil production and export in many facilities.

Op-Ed: Libyan troops clash with Islamic militia in Benghazi killing nine

Libyan troops who are struggling to gain control in Libya fought with militants in the eastern city of Benghazi Monday (Nov. 26). Officials report at least nine people killed in the fighting.

Op-Ed: Leaders in eastern Libya declare 'autonomous regional government'

Benghazi - Leaders of provinces in eastern Libya have announced that they have formed an "autonomous regional government" that will operate alongside the central government located in Tripoli.

Report: 400 missiles went missing during Benghazi consul attack

Washington - A former Justice Department attorney who currently represents Benghazi whistleblowers told a Washington, DC talk radio station on Monday that 400 US surface-to-air missiles went missing during last year's September 11 consulate attack.

Protests and prison break after Libyan activist killed

Benghazi - A security official said that more than 1,000 inmates managed to escape during a riot and attack in a prison in Benghazi as Libya was rocked by violence after an activist opposed to the Muslim Brotherhood was killed.

More than 1,000 inmates escape in Libyan prison break

Benghazi - In a massive prison break, more than 1,000 inmates managed to escape from prison in Libya's volatile eastern city of Benghazi.
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Members of the Libyan army stand guard at a checkpoint.
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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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An anti-government demonstration in Benghazi, Libya.
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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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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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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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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. At least nine people were killed in the fighting, officials said
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