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'19 dead' in clashes with IS in Libya's Sirte

Tripoli - Ten jihadists and nine pro-government fighters died in clashes Thursday around the last positions of the Islamic State group in the Libyan coastal city of Sirte, medical and military sources said.

Libya oil chief fears 'financial collapse' unless exports rise

Tripoli - Conflict-hit Libya could run out of money next year without a swift resumption of oil exports, the head of the country's National Oil Corporation (NOC) warned on Thursday.

Nine civilians killed in bombing attack near Libyan oasis town

Hun - At least nine civilians including children and women were killed and twenty wounded in an air strike by unidentified war planes near an oasis town in central Libya according to a hospital doctor and local officials.

Rival Libya forces battle for oil ports

Benghazi - Forces loyal to Libya's UN-backed unity government launched an offensive on Sunday aimed at retaking key eastern oil ports seized last week by fighters from a rival administration.

Rival Libya forces battle for oil ports

Benghazi - Forces loyal to Libya's UN-backed unity government launched an offensive on Sunday aimed at retaking key eastern oil ports seized last week by fighters from a rival administration.

Rival Libya forces battle for oil ports

Benghazi - Forces loyal to Libya's UN-backed unity government launched an offensive on Sunday aimed at retaking key eastern oil ports seized last week by fighters from a rival administration.

Britain's Johnson urges turning back migrant vessels to Libya

Florence - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Thursday said he favoured turning migrant vessels back towards Libya as a "deterrent" measure that would take the immigration heat off Italy."We are determined in the UK to help Italy.

Cameron slammed over Libya planning in new report

London - Former British prime minister David Cameron launched a bombing campaign in Libya based on "erroneous assumptions" and failed to adequately plan for the aftermath, according to a damning parliamentary report released on Wednesday.

Italy gives details of planned Libya military hospital

Rome - Italy is to build a 50-bed military field hospital to treat injured Libyan government forces in the conflict-wracked north of the country, ministers said Tuesday.

Libya unity rivals seize final port in 'oil crescent'

Tripoli - Forces opposed to Libya's unity government seized a fourth oil port, completing their takeover of vital installations in the North African country's "oil crescent", a military source said.

Rival Libya force says it has seized third oil port from unity govt

Tripoli - A rival force seized the Libyan oil port of Zuwaytina from guards loyal to the UN-backed unity government early on Monday in a new blow to its authority, a force spokesman said.

Libya oil terminals seized in blow to unity govt

Tripoli - Libya's internationally backed government urged its forces Sunday to act after two oil terminals fell to rival troops, raising fears of further violence in a country already gripped by turmoil.

Libya oil terminals seized in blow to unity govt

Tripoli - Libya's internationally backed government urged its forces Sunday to act after two oil terminals fell to rival troops, raising fears of further violence in a country already gripped by turmoil.

Libya oil terminals seized in blow to unity govt

Tripoli - Libya's internationally backed government urged its forces Sunday to act after two oil terminals fell to rival troops, raising fears of further violence in a country already gripped by turmoil.

2,300 migrants rescued in Mediterranean: Italian coastguard

Rome - Around 2,300 migrants including many women and very young children were rescued from the Mediterranean on Saturday while on a perilous crossing to Italy, the Italian coastguard said.

Rescuers recover 15 dead migrants off Italy

Rome - The Italian coastguard on Monday said rescuers had recovered the bodies of 15 migrants in search and rescue operations which saved nearly 2,700 people making the perilous Mediterranean crossing to Europe.

Libya pro-govt forces attack last IS bastion in Sirte

Sert - Forces loyal to Libya's Government of National Accord said they launched a new attack Saturday on diehards of the Islamic State group in the coastal city of Sirte.

Libya says last chemical weapons stocks shipped out

Tripoli - Libya has shipped the last of its chemical weapons stocks out of the country, officials said Tuesday, under a UN-backed plan to ensure the arsenal could not fall into the wrong hands.

Libyan forces corner IS fighters in Sirte

Sert - Libya's pro-government forces on Monday cornered Islamic State group jihadists in their last holdouts in the coastal city of Sirte, after heavy fighting that left dozens of dead and wounded.

Libya parliament rejects UN-backed unity government

Benghazi - Libya's internationally recognised parliament on Monday voted no confidence in a UN-backed unity government, in a blow to efforts to end the country's political chaos.

IS launches wave of suicide attacks on Libya forces

Sert - Islamic State group jihadists in Libya have carried out nine suicide bombings in one day in a failed bid to hold a central district of Sirte, pro-government forces said Wednesday.

For IS, losing Sirte won't mean losing Libya: analysts

Tripoli - Libyan pro-government forces have cornered Islamic State group fighters in a few pockets of Sirte, but defeat there will be far from the end of IS in Libya, analysts say.

Anti-IS forces retake central area in Libya's Sirte

Sert - Libyan pro-government forces said they seized control Tuesday of another central district of Sirte as they tried to flush out the last Islamic State group fighters in the coastal city.

Libya forces press assault on last IS positions in Sirte

Sert - Libyan pro-government forces pressed an advance against the Islamic State group in the coastal city of Sirte on Sunday as they battled jihadists holed up in waterfront residential areas.

Italy warned about Milan-based IS cell, expels imam

Rome - Libyan authorities have warned Italy about an Islamic State cell based in the Milan area with links to one of the jihadist group's battle-hardened veterans, Italian media reported Sunday.

Libya pro-govt forces say Sirte battle in 'final phase'

Tripoli - Pro-government forces battled Thursday to clear the Islamic State group from its main Libyan stronghold of Sirte, after dealing a major blow to the jihadists by seizing their headquarters.

Libya pro-govt forces seize IS headquarters in Sirte

Tripoli - Pro-government forces said they captured the Islamic State group's headquarters in their main Libyan stronghold of Sirte on Wednesday, scoring a major victory in a push to oust the jihadists from the city.

Libya pro-govt forces seize IS headquarters in Sirte

Tripoli - Pro-government forces said they captured the Islamic State group's headquarters in their main Libyan stronghold of Sirte on Wednesday, scoring a major victory in a push to oust the jihadists from the city.

Libya pro-govt forces seize IS headquarters in Sirte

Tripoli - Pro-government forces said they captured the Islamic State group's headquarters in their main Libyan stronghold of Sirte on Wednesday, scoring a major victory in a push to oust the jihadists from the city.

Libya pro-government forces seize Sirte campus from IS

Tripoli - Libya's pro-government forces said they seized a university campus Wednesday as they press an offensive against the Islamic State group in its stronghold of Sirte, killing at least 20 jihadists.
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