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Libya Islamists seize key Benghazi army base

Added: 31.07.2014 4:11 | 0 views | 0 comments


Islamist groups have seized the army special forces headquarters in Libya's Benghazi after days of fighting left at least 35 soldiers dead and plunged the country deeper into lawlessness. Libya's Red Crescent said it had recovered the bodies of 35 soldiers from the base. Fighting in Benghazi has claimed about another 60 lives since Saturday, medical officials in the city said. "Special forces under the command of (Colonel) Wanis Abu Khamada withdrew after several attacks," said the army official after the biggest loss yet for the armed forces in their fight against the country's powerful militias.

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Libya parliament to hold 'emergency meeting' Saturday in Tobruk

Added: 30.07.2014 18:25 | 1 views | 0 comments


Benghazi (Libya) (AFP) - Libya's new parliament, elected on June 25, will hold an emergency meeting on Saturday in Tobruk in the east of the country, MP Abu Bakr Biira told AFP.

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Libya Islamists seize key Benghazi army base

Added: 30.07.2014 15:32 | 1 views | 0 comments


Islamist groups seized the headquarters of the army's special forces in Libya's second city Benghazi after days of fighting, plunging the country further into lawlessness and uncertainty. Intense fighting in Benghazi has claimed about 60 lives since Saturday, medical officials in the city said. "Special forces under the command of (Colonel) Wanis Abu Khamada withdrew after several attacks," said the army official after the biggest loss yet for the armed forces in their fight against the country's powerful militias. The special forces are one of the units of Libya's regular armed forces that support rogue Libyan general Khalifa Haftar but have not placed themselves under his command.

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Islamists seize key Benghazi army base as Tripoli fire rages

Added: 30.07.2014 5:42 | 1 views | 0 comments


Islamist groups seized the headquarters of the Libyan army's special forces in Libya's second city Benghazi after days of fighting, as a huge blaze raged at a fuel depot near the capital's airport. Intense fighting in Benghazi for the past week has claimed about 60 lives since Saturday, medical officials in the city said. "Special forces under the command of (Colonel) Wanis Abu Khamada withdrew after several attacks," said the army official after the biggest loss yet for the armed forces in its fight against the country's powerful militias. The special forces are one of the units of Libya's regular armed forces that support rogue Libyan general Khalifa Haftar but have not placed themselves under his command.

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Libya militias seize Benghazi base

Added: 30.07.2014 3:59 | 1 views | 0 comments


A special forces base in Libya has been seized by militias, the fighters and officials say, as a blaze continues at a fuel depot in the capital Tripoli.

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Libyan militants overrun Benghazi special forces base as chaos deepens

Added: 29.07.2014 23:31 | 1 views | 0 comments


By Ayman al-Warfalli BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - Militant fighters overran a Libyan special forces base in the eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday after a battle involving rockets and warplanes that killed at least 30 people. A special forces officer said they had to abandon their main camp in the southeast of Benghazi after coming under sustained attack from a coalition of Islamist fighters and former rebel militias in the city. "We have withdrawn from the army base after heavy shelling," Saiqa Special Forces officer Fadel Al-Hassi told Reuters. A separate special forces spokesman confirmed the militants had taken over the camp after the troops pulled out.

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