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Turkey says ready to act against Haftar if Libya attacks continue

01 January, 2020 4:30 pm 4:30 pm

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey will not refrain from “teaching a lesson” to Khalifa Haftar if his eastern Libyan forces continue attacks against the country’s internationally recognised government, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday. He said Haftar had “run away” from Moscow after Monday’s peace talks between him and the head of the Tripoli-based government, Fayez … Read More


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Turkey to back Libya deployment bill but troops unlikely for now

01 January, 2020 11:20 pm 11:20 pm

ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish lawmakers are set to back a bill on Thursday that allows troop deployment in Tripoli, but that is likely to begin with military support, training and drones in the air rather than boots on the ground. President Tayyip Erdogan, whose ruling party’s alliance has a majority but faces opposition to the … Read More


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Turkey mulls sending allied Syrian fighters to Libya

12 December, 2019 6:45 pm 6:45 pm

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey is considering sending allied Syrian fighters to Libya as part of its planned military support for the embattled government in Tripoli, four senior Turkish sources said on Monday, with one adding that Ankara was leaning toward the idea. Turkey has not yet sent any Syrian fighters as part of the planned … Read More


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Turkey to send troops to Libya at Tripoli’s request: Erdogan

12 December, 2019 9:59 pm 9:59 pm

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey will send troops to Libya at the request of Tripoli as soon as next month, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday, putting the North African country’s conflict at the centre of wider regional frictions. Libya’s internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) has been struggling to fend off General Khalifa Haftar’s … Read More


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US air strike kills 17 in southern Libya

09 September, 2019 11:40 pm 11:40 pm

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – US forces said on Friday they killed 17 suspected militants in their third air strike in a week on southern Libya. The strike, conducted on Tuesday, hit southwestern Libya, the US Africa Command said in a statement, without giving the location. Residents of the city of Sebha said they heard an … Read More


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Three UN staff killed in car bomb explosion in Libya’s Benghazi

08 August, 2019 1:55 am 1:55 am

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – A car bomb explosion in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi killed three United Nations staff members on Saturday, several medical sources and the eastern military said. The UN is trying to broker a truce in the capital Tripoli, where the eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) launched a surprise attack in … Read More


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Libya govt accepts UN ceasefire proposal, implementation unclear

08 August, 2019 2:44 am 2:44 am

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya’s internationally recognised government, which is facing a campaign by eastern troops to take the capital, has accepted a United Nations proposal for a ceasefire during the Eid al-Adha religious holiday, a statement said on Friday. It was not clear whether fighting over the capital would actually cease after four months of … Read More


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Scores of migrants feared drowned in Libya shipwreck

07 July, 2019 8:54 am 8:54 am

LIBYA (Web Desk) – At least 115 people are feared drowned after a boat carrying migrants sank off the coast of Libya, a navy official says. Gen Ayoub Kacem said 134 people were rescued and a body recovered. The boat was carrying some 250 people from a number of African and Arab countries when it … Read More


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‘Dozens killed in air strike’ on migrant centre in Libya

07 July, 2019 9:41 am 9:41 am

TRIPOLI (Web Desk) – At least 40 people have been killed by an air strike that hit a migrant detention centre in Libya, officials say. Another 80 are reported to have been injured in the explosion, which happened at a facility in an eastern suburb of the capital, Tripoli. The majority of those killed are … Read More


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50 migrants drown off Tunisia coast after leaving Libya

05 May, 2019 8:14 pm 8:14 pm

TUNIS (Reuters) – At least 50 migrants drowned on Friday when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the Tunisian coast after they had left Libya hoping to reach Europe, the United Nations migration agency said. The state-run Tunis Afrique Presse agency gave a death toll of at least 70 people. It was one … Read More


Over 120 killed, nearly 600 wounded in Libya fighting: WHO

04 April, 2019 5:40 pm 5:40 pm

TRIPOLI (AFP) – Fighting near Tripoli has killed 121 people and wounded 561 since strongman Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive earlier this month to take the Libyan capital, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Sunday. WHO’s Libya account said on Twitter the organisation was sending medical supplies and more staff to Tripoli, and denounced “repeated … Read More


Libya fighting kills 56, European powers jostle over conflict

04 April, 2019 3:51 pm 3:51 pm

TRIPOLI/ROME (Reuters) – Fighting between eastern Libyan forces and Tripoli government troops killed 56 people and forced 6,000 to flee their homes in the capital in the last week, the United Nations said on Thursday, as France and Italy wrangled over how to respond to the renewed conflict. After sweeping up from the south, the … Read More


Migrant rescue ship Aquarius won’t take people back to Libya

08 August, 2018 9:13 am 9:13 am

ON BOARD THE AQUARIUS (Reuters) – Rescue ship Aquarius, which has picked up almost 3,000 migrants from the Mediterranean this year, will carry out rescue missions without waiting for orders from coastguards and will not return people to Libya, its search and rescue head said. “When we see there is a vessel in distress, with … Read More


Two migrants die on boat left adrift by Libyan coast guard – charity

07 July, 2018 8:49 am 8:49 am

ON BOARD OPEN ARMS, Mediterranean (Reuters) – A woman and a boy adrift in the Mediterranean died just hours before help reached their damaged dinghy, Spanish rescuers said on Tuesday after finding a second woman alive in the vessel, which had been carrying migrants towards Europe. A rescue boat operated by the Spanish charity Proactiva … Read More