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Car bomb hits Swedish, Finnish consulates in Libya

Car bomb hits Swedish, Finnish consulates in Libya

Oct 11, –  The blast reflected the deep insecurity in the North African nation, where multiple armed militias run rampant – many of them dominated by Islamic militants and the central government is too weak to rein them in. A car bomb exploded outside a building housing the Swedish and Finnish consulates in the eastern […]

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Gunmen kidnap Libyan prime minister in Tripoli

Gunmen kidnap Libyan prime minister in Tripoli

Oct 10, – Zidan’s abduction reflected the weakness of Libya’s government, which is virtually held hostage by powerful militias, many of which are made up of Islamic militants. Militants were angered by the U.S. capture of the suspected militant, known as Abu Anas al-Libi, and accused the government of colluding in or allowing the raid. […]

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Gunmen kill 15 Libyan soldiers

Gunmen kill 15 Libyan soldiers

Oct 05,  –  Gunmen attacked a Libyan military post southeast of the capital Tripoli early Saturday, killing 15 soldiers, an official and Libya’s state news agency said. The attackers rode vehicles topped with machineguns, the military official said. The highway between the towns of Tarhuna and Bani Walid, on which the post was located, was […]

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NATO prepares expert mission to Libya

NATO prepares expert mission to Libya

June 4, BRUSSELS (AP) — Security experts worry that the al-Qaida-linked militants — pushed out of Mali after French military intervention — may be trying to establish a safe haven in southern Libya. The mission “will go as soon as possible and, together with the Libyans, identify the areas in which the Libyans think they […]

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