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Link seen between Russia and Libyan commander Haftar - U.S. general


WASHINGTON The head of U.S. forces in Africa told reporters on Friday there was an "undeniable" link between Russia and powerful Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar, underscoring U.S. concerns about Moscow's deepening role in Libya.

Five bodies found, hundreds feared dead as migrant boats sink off Libya - NGO 23 Mar 2017

ROME Five migrants were found dead in the sea off Libya on Thursday after the boats they were travelling in sank, likely carrying hundreds more to their deaths, an aid organisation said.


East Libyan forces say they will investigate Benghazi abuses 21 Mar 2017

BENGHAZI, Libya/TUNIS An eastern Libyan force says it will investigate abuses by its troops after images showing the public display of corpses and allegations of summary killings surfaced with the end of a siege in Benghazi last week.

East Libyan army takes rivals' final holdout in southwest Benghazi 19 Mar 2017

BENGHAZI, Libya East Libyan forces said they captured the final holdout of Islamist-led rivals in the southwest of Benghazi on Saturday, ending weeks of resistance by fighters camped in a cluster of apartment blocks. | Video


Exclusive - Libya's NOC says expects to regain Es Sider, Ras Lanuf oil ports 19 Mar 2017

TUNIS Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) has been coordinating with military forces from eastern Libya and has "no reason to believe" it will not regain control of the Es Sider and Ras Lanuf oil ports, NOC's chairman said.


Italy seeks to bolster Libya migrant deal as arrivals surge 17 Mar 2017

ROME Italy will host a meeting between European and North African countries next week in a bid to strengthen support for an agreement it struck with Libya to fight people smuggling as migrant arrivals surge.

Seven missing after Turkish cargo vessel sinks off Libya - coastguard 16 Mar 2017

TRIPOLI Seven crew members are missing after a Turkish cargo vessel sank off the Libyan coast on Thursday in bad weather, a coastguard official said.

Italy evacuates 22 Libyans wounded in fighting for oil ports 16 Mar 2017

ROME Italy evacuated 22 wounded Libyans for medical treatment in Rome, some of whom were involved in fighting this week for control of the eastern oil ports of Ras Lanuf and Es Sider, Italy's Defence Ministry said on Thursday.


Tripoli armed factions take over rival's compound in heavy fighting 15 Mar 2017

TRIPOLI Armed groups aligned with a U.N.-backed government in Tripoli took over a compound occupied by a rival prime minister early on Wednesday, after heavy fighting that spread to several parts of the Libyan capital.


East Libyan forces recapture oil ports 15 Mar 2017

BENGHAZI, Libya East Libyan forces said they had regained control on Tuesday of the major oil ports of Ras Lanuf and Es Sider from a rival faction that seized them earlier this month and were pursuing their opponents into the desert.

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