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Libya Militias

Libyan Militias Accused Of Committing War Crimes

AP | Posted 09.08.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — An international rights group on Monday accused warring militias in Libya of committing violations that amount to war crimes during a b...

UN: 250,000 Have Fled Militia Fighting In Libya

AP | Posted 09.04.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — A United Nations report says four months of fighting by militias in Libya's two biggest cities, Tripoli and Benghazi, has forced some 2...

How Libya Became A Country On The Brink Of Collapse

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 08.26.2014 | World

Weeks of fighting escalated in Libya this weekend as anti-government fighters secured control of the country’s main airport in the capital, Tripoli....

Unidentified Warplanes Attack Libya Militia Again

AP | MARIAM RIZK | Posted 08.23.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Two unidentified airstrikes targeting Islamist militia positions in Libya's capital killed 15 fighters and wounded 30 on Saturday. A se...

British Warship Evacuates 110 Citizens From Libya

AP | Posted 08.04.2014 | World

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — A British warship that evacuated 110 citizens from Libya arrived in Malta on Monday, bringing the total number of evacuees by...

Libya Militias Resume Battle For Control Of International Airport

AP | MAAMOUN YOUSSEF | Posted 07.21.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Clashes between rival Libyan militias fighting for control of the capital's international airport killed 47 people over the last week, ...

Libya Considers Calling For International Troops Amid Heavy Fighting

AP | Posted 07.15.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's interim government says it is considering requesting the international community to send troops to the country after three days...

90 Percent Of Planes Destroyed In Libya Airport Shelling

Reuters | Posted 09.13.2014 | World

By Feras Bosalum and Ulf Laessing TRIPOLI, Libya, July 15 (Reuters) - A militia shelled Tripoli airport, destroying 90 percent of plan...

Rival Militias Battle To Control International Airport In Libya's Capital

AP | Posted 09.12.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — At least six people were killed and 25 injured Sunday when rival militias battled for the control of the international airport in Libya...

3 British Activists Raped In Libya

AP | ESAM MOHAMED | Posted 03.29.2013 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya -- Three female British activists of Pakistani origin were raped by Libyan pro-government militiamen in the eastern city of Benghazi, a...

Libyans Disillusioned With Government

AP | PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 10.28.2012 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya -- The protesters converged on the conference center housing Libya's newly elected congress, trying to force their way in past startled...

30,000 Protest Against Militias In Benghazi

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 11.21.2012 | World

BENGHAZI, Libya — Hundreds of protesters angry over last week's killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya stormed the compound of the Islamic extr...

Libyan Militia Starts Gunfight Near PM's Compound

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2012 | World

By Marie-Louise Gumuchian TRIPOLI, May 8 (Reuters) - Several people were killed on Tuesday when an armed militia protesting outside t...

Is Libya Turning Into Another Somalia?

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 05.03.2012 | World

BENGHAZI, Libya — A large map of Libya hangs on the wall in the home of Idris al-Rahel, with a line down the middle dividing the country in half...

A Year After Uprising, Militias Hold Sway In Libya

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 02.17.2012 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya -- One revolutionary militia controls the airport. Others carve up neighborhoods of the Libyan capital into fiefdoms. They clash in the...

Rival Militias Battle In Libya's Tripoli

AP | RAMI AL-SHAHEIBI | Posted 04.02.2012 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya — A gunbattle between rival militias erupted in the Libyan capital Wednesday, illustrating how Libya's new rulers have so far fai...

Libyan Militias Demand Voice In New Government

AP | RAMI AL-SHAHEIBI | Posted 01.18.2012 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya — The armed militias that overthrew the regime of Moammar Gadhafi are now demanding a voice in the formation of Libya's new inter...