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03-Sep-2018 Tripoli (Libyan)

400 inmates escape from prison in Libya's Tripoli

Four hundred inmates of Ain Zara prison in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Sunday escaped as clashes between government forces and militias intensified, according to the Judicial Police Department of Libya's Ministry of Justice."A state of rebellion erupted...

24-Jan-2018 Tirpol

34 killed in twin Libya car bomb attacks

At least 34 people have been killed in twin car bombings near a mosque in the Libyan city of Benghazi, a media source said on Wednesday.Information official of Benghazi Medical Centre Khalil Gweder told Xinhua news agency: "The centre received nine bodies...

24-Jan-2018 Tripoli

27 killed as twin car bombs hit Libya's Benghazi

At least 27 people have been killed in twin car bombings near a mosque in the Libyan city of Benghazi.The blasts, took place on Tuesday night within minutes of each other, the BBC reported on Wednesday. The first vehicle blew up in front of a mosque in...

15-Jan-2018 trTripoli

Gunmen attack Libya international airport, kill 3

A group on Monday attacked Libya's Tripoli International Airport with heavy weapons, killing three people and injuring several others."The criminal militia known as Bashir al-Baqarah and all the criminals wanted by the Deterrent Force attacked the International...

11-Jun-2017 Tripoli

8 migrants drown off Libya coast

Altogether eight migrants drowned and dozens are missing on Saturday off the Libyan coast while attempting to reach Europe, according to the Libyan coast guards."The eight bodies are among the 120 or 130 people who were on a rubber boat," said Colonel Fathi al-Rayani,...

07-Jul-2016 Tripoli (Libya)

Car bomb kills 12 soldiers in Libya

At least 12 soldiers were killed on Thursday in a car bomb attack in Libya's Benghazi city, officials said.Heavy clashes erupted between the Libyan army troops and the militants, who used mines and car bombs, Xinhua news agency quoted a spokesman of the...

03-Jun-2016 Tripol (Libya)

85 bodies of immigrants wash ashore in Libya

At least 85 bodies of migrants washed ashore in Libya's western city of Zwarah on Thursday as they attempted to cross the Mediterranean, an official of the Libyan Red Crescent confirmed.Al-Khamis Al-Bosefi said that relief workers are recovering more bodies,...

26-Mar-2016 New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram

Indian nurse, 18-month-old son killed in Libya

A nurse hailing from Kerala and her infant son were killed in a shell attack at their residence in Libya on Friday, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Satursday."I have received report regarding the death of an Indian nurse and her infant...

07-Jan-2016 Tripoli

50 killed in Libya police centre attack

At least 50 people were killed on Thursday when a truck bomb exploded outside a police training centre in the western Libyan city of Zliten.The attacker struck the al-Jahfal training camp, BBC reported. The centre was a military base during the rule of...

13-Nov-2015 Tripoli

Constant clashes in Libya's Benghazi kill 16

At least 16 people have been killed in recent clashes between the Libyan army and militants affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, military sources confirmed Xinhua on Thursday.The fighting started after Libya National...

27-Oct-2015 Tripoli

Helicopter crashes in Libya, 12 bodies recovered

A helicopter carrying 23 people crashed on Tuesday off the coast of Al-Maya after coming under heavy fire, 25 km east of Libyan capital Tripoli, according to a military source."An ambulance helicopter crashed off the coast of Al-Maya, as it was transporting...

08-Sep-2015 Tripoli

Eight Libyan soldiers killed in IS attack

At least eight soldiers were killed and six others were injured in Libya's Benghazi city when IS militants attacked an army check point, media reported.IS militants on Monday attacked an army site in Nowagia gate, about eight km southeast of Benghazi, in...

09-Jul-2015 Tripoli

14 Libyan soldiers killed in clashes with militants

At least 14 Libyan army soldiers were killed and 62 others injured in clashes between the Libyan national army and extremist groups in the eastern city of Benghazi, a medical source said.The source in Benghazi's medical centre confirmed the casualties,...

03-Jul-2015 Tripoli

US drone attack kills senior jihadi leader in Libya

A US drone strike in Libya has killed senior jihadi leader Abu Iyadh, who was believed to have masterminded a series of terrorist plots inside and outside the North African country, including an attack on the US embassy in Tunisia, Libyan media confirmed...

30-Jun-2015 Khartoum

154 illegal immigrants rescued from Sudan-Libya border

Sudanese authorities have rescued 154 illegal immigrants from the Sudan-Libya border, a media report said on Tuesday.The immigrants were onboard a truck whose driver was planning to smuggle them to a European country across Libya, and the truck broke down near...

01-Jun-2015 Tripoli

Five killed in IS suicide attack in Libya

Five people were killed and six others injured when an Islamic State (IS) suicide bomber blew himself up in the city of Misrata in Libya, a media report said.A suicide bomber driving a vehicle rammed into Dafniya gate -- the entrance into Misrata -- killing...

20-May-2015 Tripoli

17 killed in Libya tribal clashes

A total of 17 people were killed and 16 others injured in clashes between two rival tribes in the southern Libyan city Ubari, local sources said on Wednesday."The clashes between the Tuareg and Tabu tribes has killed 17 people and injured 16 others from...

15-May-2015 Tripoli

Seven children killed in Libya clashes

At least seven children were killed in the Libyan city of Benghazi during intense artillery battles between forces allied to the Tripoli government, defending the city, and soldiers loyal to the internationally-recognised government of Tobruk, besieging...

06-May-2015 Tripoli

Five killed in Libya clashes

Five people were killed and 15 others injured in clashes between Libyan army forces and Islamist militias of Libya Dawn in Libya, according to a military source."Violent clashes took place between the Libya army and the tribal army against Libya Dawn militias...

18-Apr-2015 Tripoli

14 killed in fierce fighting in Libya

A total of 14 soldiers died and another 24 were injured as a brigade of the Libyan National Army mounted assaults on a camp occupied by the Islamist Libya Dawn militants in capital Tripoli, military sources said."Battalion 101 on Friday completely control...

25-Dec-2014 Tripoli

Militias kill 18 soldiers, burn oil tank in Libya

Libya Dawn militias killed at least 18 soldiers and damaged an oil tank during an attack against an army battalion in the northern city of Sirte Thursday, officials said.An army source said that fighters of Libya Dawn and Ansar al-Sharia groups launched the...

14-Dec-2014 Tripoli

Four militants killed in Libya airstrikes

Four militants were killed and several others injured in airstrikes conducted by the Libyan national army near Libya's border with Tunisia Sunday, according to security sources.According to a security spokesman, the airstrikes targeted the Abu-Kammash...

08-Dec-2014 Manila

Typhoon Hagupit: Toll rises to three; 890,000 people evacuated

The massive Typhoon Hagupit has led to the death of at least three people and over 890,000 people being evacuated in the Philippines, with the wind speed touching 170 kmph, media reported Sunday.Two of the fatalities, a one-year-old girl and a 65-year-old...

29-Oct-2014 Benghazi

10 killed in fresh Libyan clashes

At least 10 people were killed Wednesday in violent street clashes between the Libyan army and armed Islamic groups in different parts of the eastern city of Benghazi, military and medical sources said."Benghazi Medical Center on Wednesday received...

09-Oct-2014 Tripoli

Eight killed in Libya rocket attack

At least eight civilians were killed when rockets fired by a militia group slammed into a mosque in the Libyan town of al-Aziziya, security sources in the region told Spanish news agency Efe.The victims were offering night prayers late Wednesday when at...

21-Sep-2014 Tripoli

14 killed in Libya's Benghazi city

A series of targeted attacks have claimed the lives of 14 people in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, security sources said Saturday.A total of 14 people, including a journalist, security forces and civilians, were killed, shocking Benghazi citizens with...

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