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TUNIS Libyan forces are trying to secure the city of Sirte after ousting Islamic State from its former North African stronghold in a battle that lasted nearly seven months.

Eastern Libyan forces foil rival faction's advance on oil ports - officials

BENGHAZI, Libya Eastern Libyan forces said they thwarted an attempted advance on some of Libya's major oil ports on Wednesday, hitting a rival faction with air strikes and capturing some of its commanders.

World, 08 Dec 2016

Clashes break out west of Libyan oil ports - official

BNEGHAZI, Libya Clashes broke out on Wednesday near the Libyan town of Ben Jawad, west of some of Libya's major oil ports, a spokesman for a force that guards the ports said.

World, 07 Dec 2016

Libyan forces clear last Islamic State holdout in Sirte

SIRTE, Libya Libyan forces backed by U.S. air strikes finished clearing the last Islamic State holdout in Sirte on Tuesday after a near seven-month battle for the militant group's former North African stronghold. | Video

World, 07 Dec 2016

Libyan forces clear last Islamic State holdout in former bastion Sirte - spokesman

SIRTE, Libya Libyan forces backed by U.S. air strikes have finished clearing the final district of former Islamic State stronghold of Sirte in which the jihadist group had been holding out, a spokesman for the forces said on Tuesday.

World, 06 Dec 2016

Libyan forces close to securing last Islamic State holdouts in Sirte - officials

MISRATA, Libya Libyan forces said on Monday they were close to securing a final patch of land where Islamic State militants have been holding out in their former North African stronghold of Sirte.

World, 06 Dec 2016

Women, children leave Islamic State holdout in Sirte - Libyan forces

MISRATA, Libya Libyan forces said at least 10 women and children left the last cluster of buildings controlled by Islamic State in the group's former stronghold of Sirte on Sunday, adding that they had edged closer to taking full control of the city.

World, 05 Dec 2016

Women bombers emerge from Islamic State redoubt to attack Libyan forces

SIRTE, Libya Several women blew themselves up on Friday in suicide attacks that killed four Libyan soldiers who had granted them safe passage to leave buildings under the control of Islamic State militants, a spokesman for government forces said.

World, 03 Dec 2016

Armed groups clash in Tripoli in worst fighting for over a year

TRIPOLI Rival armed factions battled for a second day on Friday in the worst outbreak of fighting in the Libyan capital Tripoli for more than a year.

World, 03 Dec 2016

Armed groups mobilise, exchange fire in tense Tripoli

TRIPOLI Gunfire could be heard over Tripoli on Thursday as armed groups mobilised heavy weapons and took up positions in several parts of the Libyan capital.

World, 01 Dec 2016