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Women, children leave Islamic State holdout in Sirte - Libyan forces


MISRATA, Libya Libyan forces said at least 10 women and children left the last cluster of buildings controlled by Islamic State in the group's former stronghold of Sirte on Sunday, adding that they had edged closer to taking full control of the city.


Women bombers emerge from Islamic State redoubt to attack Libyan forces 02 Dec 2016

SIRTE, Libya Several women blew themselves up on Friday in suicide attacks that killed four Libyan soldiers who had granted them safe passage to leave buildings under the control of Islamic State militants, a spokesman for government forces said.

Armed groups clash in Tripoli in worst fighting for over a year 02 Dec 2016

TRIPOLI Rival armed factions battled for a second day on Friday in the worst outbreak of fighting in the Libyan capital Tripoli for more than a year.


Armed groups mobilise, exchange fire in tense Tripoli 01 Dec 2016

TRIPOLI Gunfire could be heard over Tripoli on Thursday as armed groups mobilised heavy weapons and took up positions in several parts of the Libyan capital.


Paris opens new-style reception centre to help solve migrants crisis 01 Dec 2016

PARIS Osman, a 19-year-old asylum-seeker from Sudan, had been on the migrant route for almost a year, travelling through Libya, Italy, and France before making it to a brand new centre that opened last month in the north of Paris.


Albright, Hadley urge U.S. to weigh using more force in Syria 30 Nov 2016

WASHINGTON The United States should prepare to use greater military power and covert action in Syria to help forge a political settlement to end the country's civil war, according to a bipartisan report to be released on Wednesday.


Libyan commander visits Russia to ask for help fighting Islamists 29 Nov 2016

MOSCOW Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar, the dominant figure in the divided country's east, met Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday and said he was seeking Moscow's help in his fight against Islamist militants at home.


Sister, militant source deny woman arrested in Libya is wife of veteran Islamist 26 Nov 2016

BENGHAZI, Libya A Tunisian woman who Libyan authorities said they had arrested and was married to veteran Algerian militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar is not his wife, her sister and an al Qaeda source have told local media.


Libyan forces face deadly Islamic State defence in Sirte holdout 26 Nov 2016

SIRTE, Libya Libyan forces faced fierce resistance on Saturday from Islamic State militants defending a final strip of land in their former stronghold of Sirte, losing at least five men, officials said.


Libyan forces edge forward against Islamic State holdouts in Sirte 24 Nov 2016

TRIPOLI Libyan forces resumed their advance on Thursday against Islamic State militants holding out in a few streets in their former stronghold of Sirte, saying they had captured 25 houses and a stash of arms. | Video