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Op-Ed: Commander Haftar demands Misrata militia withdraw from Tripoli

Khalifa Haftar who heads the self-proclaimed Libyan National Army (LNA) has announced an ultimatum to the Misrata militia ordering them to leave Tripoli within three days.

Libya: Explosion after clashes near Tripoli kills at least 29

Tripoli - After armed men stormed an arms depot in the town of Garabulli, about 60 kilometers (40 miles) east of Tripoli, an explosion occurred that killed at least 29 and wounded dozens more according to security and medical officials.

Libyan forces now attacking the Islamic State from the east

Surt - Salem Jedran, mayor of the town of Ajdabiya, says troops of the Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) are advancing toward the town of Bin Jawad, which has been held by the Islamic State (IS) since early January.

Op-Ed: Forces loyal to Libyan unity government aim to surround Sirte

Surt - Forces of the Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos (Solid Structure), mostly militia from Misrata, say they are aiming to encircle Sirte the last large city stronghold of the Islamic State in Libya.

Libyan Misrata militia make more advances against Islamic State

Surt - Misrata militia, part of the forces of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) made more gains against the forces of the Islamic State as they retreat towards their stronghold, Sirte.

Op-Ed: Libyan militia holding positions in offensive on Islamic State

Misratah - The militia from Misrata who recently retook territory captured by the Islamic State(IS) east and south of Misrata appear to be consolidating their position before advancing further towards the city of Sirte the IS stronghold.

Op-Ed: Misrata militia gain back IS territory for the GNA in Libya

Misratah - Military forces from Misrata have recaptured a key checkpoint south of Misrata from the Islamic State (IS) reversing some of the gains made by the IS earlier this month.

Libyan militia occupy residential annex of US embassy in Tripoli

Tripoli - Libyan militia members believed to be from Misrata took control of a residential annex of the US Embassy in Tripoli although there is no report of any breach of the main embassy compound.

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: Tripoli bombed for third night by unidentified aircraft

Tripoli - For a third night unidentified aircraft struck targets in Tripoli. The attacks came just hours after the Misrata militia claim they have finally gained control of the Tripoli International AIrport from the rival Zintan brigades.

Op-Ed: CIA-linked General Haftar strikes Islamist militia in Tripoli

Tripoli - Many reports speak of airstrikes in the Libyan capital Tripoli as being launched by an unknown party against Islamist militia from Mistrata on Monday August 18.

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.

Many dead after militia clashes in Libya at Tripoli airport

Tripoli - The Libyan Health Ministry reported that 47 people had been killed in fighting between militias from Zintan which control the airport and rivals from Misrata for control of the international airport in the capital Tripoli.

Militia member who captured Muammar Gaddafi dies

Col. Muammar Gaddafi was captured by a group of young Libyans, one of those men, Omran Shaaban, has been murdered by Gaddafi loyalists.

Op-Ed: Where are the voices calling for civilian protection in Libya?

Where are the voices calling for protection of Libyan civilians from persecution, torture and murder, under the new NATO friendly regime? A growing body of evidence points to abuses demonstrating the hypocrisy of NATO's current silence.

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