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Op-Ed: With IS in Libya facing hard times General Haftar plans attack

Surt - The Libyan National Army under commander-in-chief General Khalifa Haftar is reported to be moving to attack the Islamic State stronghold of Sirte.

Op-Ed: Libyan clashes continues as UN seeks a ceasefire agreement

Tripoli - UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon made a surprise trip to Libya to Tripoli in support of an ongoing reconciliation process. Libya has two separate governments, one in Tripoli, and the elected internationally-recognized one in Tobruk.

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: New Libyan prime minister appointed by GNC in Tripoli

Tripoli - The outgoing Libyan parliament or General National Congress (GNC) met today and elected a new prime minister. The GNC claims to have replaced the House of Representatives.

Op-Ed: Mystery plane bombs Tripoli again for a second night

Tripoli - For the second time in a week CIA-linked General Haftar has claimed responsibility for an attack by air on targets mostly associated with Operation Dawn. The Misrata militia are one of the main groups involved with Operation Dawn.

Libyan parliament agrees to direct election of president

Tobruk - On Tuesday August 12, the new Libyan parliament meeting in the eastern city of Tobruk agreed that the next Libyan president would be elected by popular vote. No date was set for the election however.

Op-Ed: New Libyan parliament meets in Tobruk and elects speaker

Tobruk - In spite of objections from Islamists and others 158 members of the 200 seat House of Representatives met in Tobruk. The lawmakers elected a new speaker of the house at the meeting.

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.

Foreign nationals in Libya urged to leave as violence escalates

Tripoli - Libya is virtually in a civil war so severe now that Britain, Germany, France, and the Netherlands have all urged their nationals to leave the country.

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