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Scores Of Migrants Flee After Being Rescued Off Libyan Coast

Scores Of Migrants Flee After Being Rescued Off Libyan Coast

At least 71 illegal migrants rescued after four days in distress at sea were brought to shore east of the Libyan capital Tripoli early on Sunday but then fled and no attempt was made to capture them, a navy official said. Libya is one of the main departure points for African migrants fleeing poverty and […]

Violent Standoff in Tripoli; Civilians Displaced, Suffering

Violent Standoff in Tripoli; Civilians Displaced, Suffering

“We need this war to end and to go back to civilian life,” says Mohammed, a 27-year-old soldier at a base in the suburbs of Tripoli. Less than a month ago, peace talks were planned and the reunification of Libya was back on the table. Now, fighters are in their fourth week of battle as […]

At Least 56 Dead In Haftar Tripoli Offensive, As UN Calls For Ceasefire

At Least 56 Dead In Haftar Tripoli Offensive, As UN Calls For Ceasefire

At least 56 people have been killed and 266 wounded in Libya’s capital Tripoli, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday. UN chief Antonio Guterres has also warned of “a very dangerous situation” following an offensive to take Tripoli launched by military strongman Khalifa Haftar and his Libyan National Army (LNA). “We fear that […]

Libya’s Government Declares State Of Emergency In Tripoli

Libya’s Government Declares State Of Emergency In Tripoli

Libya’s government has announced a state of emergency in the capital and urged rival militias to stop the violence. At least 39 people have been killed in ongoing clashes between armed groups vying for power. Libya’s UN-backed government declared a state of emergency in Tripoli on Sunday after days of fighting left at least 39 […]