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The Islamic State in Libya: Why it Matters

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 12.20.2015 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

Islamic State is attempting to create, across North Africa in general and in Libya in particular, the same type of hybrid political-terrorist state that it created in Iraq and Syria.

Libyan Rebels Battle for Brega

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.19.2011 | World
Chris Weigant

Whoever controls Brega will control the oil the town can ship out, which would be a huge source of income for the rebels. In the end, this war may wind up being one of attrition.

NATO Missile Strikes Target Gaddafi's Compound, Say Witnesses

Reuters | Guy Desmond | Posted 07.09.2011 | World

May 10, 2011 4:51:59 AM By Guy Desmond TRIPOLI, May 10 (Reuters) - NATO launched a number of missile strikes against targets in the Tripoli area...

Libyan Rebels Flee Key Town After Intense Assault By Gaddafi's Forces

Posted 06.17.2011 | World

AJDABIYA, Libya (AP) — Troops loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi on Sunday shelled the rebel-held city of Ajdabiya, a strategic eastern town tha...

Libya 'Stalemate' On The Ground But 'Gaddafi Will Go,' Says Obama

Reuters | Mussab Al-Khairalla | Posted 06.15.2011 | World

April 15, 2011 9:14:23 PM By Mussab Al-Khairalla TRIPOLI, April 15 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama acknowledged on Friday there was a "stale...

David Wood

Rebel Celebrations In Libya May Be Premature | David Wood | Posted 05.28.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Jubilant Libyan rebels racing westward to reoccupy the towns of Ajdabiya, Brega, Bin Jawad and Ras Lanuf are joyfully anticipating the i...

Libya Rebels Meet Regime For Face-To-Face Talks

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BENGHAZI, Libya -- France declared Libya's airspace "under control" on Friday, after NATO agreed to take command of the no-fly zone in a compromise th...

U.S. To Bear Brunt Of Libya Combat

AP/The Huffington Post | By ROBERT BURNS and ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States welcomed a partial handover for the Libyan air campaign to NATO on Thursday, but the allies apparently balked at ...

U.S. Pressures Allies On Libya

AP/The Huffington Post | By ROBERT BURNS and LOLITA BALDOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The United States turned up the pressure on quarreling NATO allies to take command of the air war in Libya on Wednesday, suggesting the ...

Freed New York Times Journalists Speak About Captivity

The New York Times | Anthony Shadid, Lynsey Addario, Stephen Farrell and Tyler Hicks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Our driver, Tyler and Anthony shook their heads, but within seconds, the reality dawned on us. Unlike the rebels in their mismatched uniforms, track s...

U.S. Military 'Considering All Options' In Response To Libya Violence

AP/The Huffington Post | HADEEL AL-SHALCHI and RYAN LUCAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Muammar Gaddafi's snipers and tanks are terrorizing civilians in the coastal city of Misrata, a resident said, and the U.S. mil...

Gaddafi Defies Ceasefire

Reuters | Mohammed Abbas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

March 19, 2011 7:12:50 AM By Mohammed Abbas BENGHAZI, Libya, March 19 (Reuters) - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's forces pushed into the rebel-h...

U.S. Claims Libya Is In Violation Of Ceasefire

Reuters | Maria Golovnina and Michael Georgy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

March 19, 2011 1:28:37 AM By Maria Golovnina and Michael Georgy TRIPOLI, March 19 (Reuters) - The United States accused Muammar Gaddafi of defyi...