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Fuel tanks hit in clashes near Libyan airport

Added: 23.07.2014 14:03 | 0 views | 0 comments


Fuel storage tanks that supply Tripoli were hit on Wednesday in clashes between rival Libyan militias, igniting a huge blaze near the international airport. More than 40 people have been killed in some of the worst violence in the capital since the 2011 war that ousted Muammar Gaddafi, as rival brigades of former fighters battle with rockets and mortars for control of the airport. Tripoli and the eastern city of Benghazi have faced days of heavy street fighting among armed brigades and militias who once battled Gaddafi and now want to claim what they see as their rightful share of power in post-war Libya. A twin suicide bombing at a Libyan army base in Benghazi killed at least four solders on Tuesday, in an escalation of clashes between Islamist militants and regular forces battling to oust them from the eastern city.

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Twin suicide attack in Libya's Benghazi kills 4 soldiers

Added: 22.07.2014 22:08 | 1 views | 0 comments


Benghazi (Libya) (AFP) - A double suicide bombing on a military base in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi killed at least four soldiers on Tuesday, military and medical officials said.

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Suicide attack escalates Libya violence, oil output slips

Added: 22.07.2014 22:07 | 2 views | 0 comments


By Ayman al-Warfalli and Ahmed Elumami BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - A twin suicide bombing at a Libyan army base in Benghazi killed at least four solders in an escalation of clashes between Islamist militants and regular forces battling to oust them from the eastern city. A first attacker blew himself up at the entrance to Benghazi's special forces headquarters, allowing a second suicide bomber to detonate his explosives at the base and kill at least four troops, a security source said. Suicide bombings are rare in Libya, where a fragile government is struggling to impose order. Tripoli and Benghazi are now caught up in some of the fiercest fighting between rival armed groups since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

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Suicide bomb kills at least four at army base in Benghazi: security source

Added: 22.07.2014 20:50 | 1 views | 0 comments


TRIPOLI (Reuters) - At least four people were killed in a suicide bombing at an army base in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday, a security source said. Islamist militants and army forces have been clashing regularly in the city, but suicide attacks have been rare during the turmoil that has followed the 2011 overthrow over veteran ruler Muammar Gaddafi. (Reporting by Patrick Markey; Editing by Alison Williams)

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Clashes between Libya army, Islamists kill 16

Added: 22.07.2014 3:40 | 0 views | 0 comments


Sixteen people, most of them soldiers, were killed and 81 injured in clashes between the Libyan army and Islamist fighters in the eastern city of Benghazi, medical and military sources told AFP Tuesday. Special forces soldiers violently battled the Islamists, who have held sway in Benghazi since a 2011 revolution which ousted and killed longtime dictator Moamer Kadhafi, plunging the nation into turmoil. Near-daily clashes take place in Libya's second city between the army and various Islamist groups, including Ansar al-Sharia, which has been classified by Washington as a terrorist organisation. Renegade former general Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive against Islamist militias in Benghazi in May.

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Seven killed in clashes between army and militants in Libya's Benghazi

Added: 22.07.2014 3:02 | 0 views | 0 comments


By Ayman al-Warfalli and Feras Bosalum BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - Islamist militants attacked an army base in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Monday, triggering fierce clashes involving helicopters and jets that killed at least seven people and wounded 40 others after days of escalating violence. Benghazi's clashes followed a week of fighting between rival militias for control of Tripoli International Airport in the capital that has prompted the North Africa country to appeal for international help to stop Libya becoming a failed state. Tripoli was calmer on Monday, but in Benghazi, militants linked to Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia attacked an army camp and were repelled by troops and forces loyal to renegade retired general Khalifa Haftar, who has been carrying out a self-declared war on Islamist fighters, security sources said.

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Seven killed in clashes between army and militants in Libya's Benghazi

Added: 21.07.2014 21:28 | 0 views | 0 comments


By Ayman al-Warfalli and Feras Bosalum BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - Islamist militants attacked an army base in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Monday, triggering fierce clashes involving helicopters and jets that killed at least seven people and wounded 40 others after days of escalating violence. Benghazi's clashes followed a week of fighting between rival militias for control of Tripoli International Airport in the capital that has prompted the North Africa country to appeal for international help to stop Libya becoming a failed state. Tripoli was calmer on Monday, but in Benghazi, militants linked to Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia attacked an army camp and were repelled by troops and forces loyal to renegade retired general Khalifa Haftar, who has been carrying out a self-declared war on Islamist fighters, security sources said.

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