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Tripoli forces push opponents back slightly south of Libyan capital - witnesses

21 Apr 2019

TRIPOLI Forces loyal to Libya's internationally recognised government have pushed their eastern opponents back on parts of the frontline south of Tripoli, despite the attackers flying overnight air strikes on the capital, witnesses said on Sunday.

Explosions in Libya capital after late night air strike

21 Apr 2019

TRIPOLI Explosions shook the Libyan capital Tripoli late on Saturday after an air strike, residents said, in an escalation of a two-week offensive by eastern forces on the city held by the internationally recognised government.

Mortar bombs land on Tripoli suburb as two-week battle rages on

19 Apr 2019

AL-SUANI, Libya/TRIPOLI Mortar bombs crashed down on a suburb of Tripoli on Thursday, almost hitting a clinic and adding to people's suffering after two weeks of an offensive by eastern troops on the Libyan capital, which is held by an internationally recognised government.

Shells kill seven in Tripoli neighbourhood as Haftar's two-week siege rages

17 Apr 2019

TRIPOLI Shells slammed into a densely-populated district of Tripoli overnight, piling misery on civilians from a two-week assault by commander Khalifa Haftar's forces to take Libya's capital from an internationally-backed government. | Video

Shells hit Tripoli as Haftar's two-week siege rages

17 Apr 2019

TRIPOLI, April 17 Shells slammed into a Tripoli suburb overnight, piling on the suffering to civilians from a two-week assault by commander Khalifa Haftar's forces to take Libya's capital from an internationally-backed government.

Shelling kills four in Tripoli as powers divided over Haftar's push

17 Apr 2019

TRIPOLI At least four people were killed in heavy shelling in the Libyan capital Tripoli, an official said on Wednesday as Europe and the Gulf were divided over a push by eastern forces commander Khalifa Haftar to seize the city.

Libya conflict stirs divisions in Gulf and Europe

16 Apr 2019

TRIPOLI, April 16 Qatar called on Tuesday for a blocking of foreign arms supplies to eastern Libyan forces commander Khalifa Haftar, whose push to seize the capital Tripoli is causing rifts around the Gulf and Europe.

U.N. Libya envoy says Haftar made coup attempt with advance on Tripoli

15 Apr 2019

TRIPOLI Eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar tried to stage a coup by issuing an arrest warrant for Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj, U.N. envoy Ghassan Salame said on Monday with Libya's top rivals locked in military confrontation over the capital Tripoli.

Libya offensive stalls, but Haftar digs in given foreign sympathies

15 Apr 2019

TRIPOLI/PARIS Military strongman Khalifa Haftar's intended lightning seizure of Libya's capital has stalled, but he is unlikely to face real pressure from abroad to pull back as the arrival of hardline opponents bolsters his war cry against "terrorism".

East Libyan warplanes hit Tripoli government positions

12 Apr 2019

TRIPOLI Eastern Libyan forces bogged down in street battles in a push to seize the capital Tripoli deployed warplanes on Friday to hit several government positions, as more civilians fled fighting.

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