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East Libyan forces say they will investigate Benghazi abuses


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.


Exclusive - Russia appears to deploy forces in Egypt, eyes on Libya role: sources 14 Mar 2017

WASHINGTON/CAIRO Russia appears to have deployed special forces to an airbase in western Egypt near the border with Libya in recent days, U.S., Egyptian and diplomatic sources say, a move that would add to U.S. concerns about Moscow's deepening role in Libya. | Video

East Libyan forces suffer losses as lengthy Benghazi battle resumes 13 Mar 2017

BENGHAZI, Libya Fierce clashes resumed on Monday at a tower block complex in southwest Benghazi where forces loyal to Libya's eastern government have been battling for weeks to dislodge rival fighters, a security official said.

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