Category Archives: BENGHAZI, Libya

Libyan officials: Militants kill 3 troops at LNA checkpoint

Libyan officials say Islamic State militants have killed at least three troops in an attack on a checkpoint in a desert town. Continue reading

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Libya force says it seized foreign pilot after downing plane

Libyan fighters say they shot down an enemy plane over Tripoli and captured its European pilot. Continue reading

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The Latest: Russian official calls for Libya cease-fire

The Latest on developments in Libya, where armed groups are battling for control of the capital, Tripoli (all times local): 3 p.m. Continue reading

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UN: Libya fighting reaches facility holding migrants

The fighting in Libya’s capital has reached a detention center holding hundreds of detained migrants and refugees, the U.N. said Tuesday. Continue reading

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UN says death toll from fighting over Libya’s capital at 254

The U.N. health agency says at least 34 more people have died in fighting for control of Libya’s capital over the past two days, bringing the total to 254 dead so far, including civilians. Continue reading

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UN says 220 killed in fighting over Libya’s capital

The U.N. health agency says at least 15 more people died in fighting over control of Libya’s capital in the past two days, bringing the total to 220 dead including civilians. Continue reading

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The Latest: Libya’s Hifter orders forces to march to Tripoli

The Latest on developments in Libya (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Libyan army commander Khalifa Hifter in an audio recording posted online has ordered his forces to march to Tripoli, the capital of the U.N.-backed government. Continue reading

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UN chief in Libya, warns of more armed confrontations

The U.N. chief says he’s worried about a major armed showdown in Libya and is urging warring factions to instead turn to dialogue. Continue reading

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