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Libyan forces clash with militants in Sirte, 14 dead - official

TRIPOLI Libyan forces fighting Islamic State in its stronghold of Sirte said on Friday that four of their troops and 10 militants were killed in heavy clashes around the port area as militants tried to flee the city under siege.

Death toll in clashes, blast in Libyan town rises to 40

TRIPOLI The number of people killed in an explosion and in clashes between militiamen and locals in a town east of Tripoli has risen to 40, an official said on Wednesday.

World, 23 Jun 2016

Libyan forces take losses in battle for Sirte against Islamic State

TRIPOLI Libyan forces fighting Islamic State in its stronghold of Sirte said on Wednesday that 36 of their men had been killed and nearly 150 wounded in the previous day's clashes, one of the heaviest tolls in their month-long campaign.

World, 22 Jun 2016

German cabinet backs expanded role in Mediterranean mission

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet agreed on Wednesday to expand the role of the German navy in the Mediterranean Sea to include efforts to stop arms headed to Islamic State militants in Libya, government sources said.

World, 22 Jun 2016

Libyan forces say advance against Islamic State in Sirte

TRIPOLI Forces aligned with Libya's unity government said they had made significant gains in residential districts of Sirte on Tuesday as they battle to oust Islamic State from its coastal stronghold.

World, 21 Jun 2016

Obama pick to lead U.S. military in Africa favors powers to strike Islamic State

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the U.S. military in Africa on Tuesday backed the idea of gaining greater power to strike Islamic State, including in Libya, which he described as the group's Plan B as it loses territory in Iraq and Syria.

World, 21 Jun 2016

Civilians killed in ammunition store blast in Libya

TRIPOLI At least 20 civilians were killed on Tuesday in an explosion at an ammunition store in the western Libyan town of Garabulli, a municipal official said.

World, 21 Jun 2016

Rival Libyan forces clash in strategic eastern town

BENGHAZI, Libya Forces loyal to Libya's eastern leadership launched attacks near the town of Ajdabiya on Tuesday against a newly formed rival brigade, in fighting that threatens to prolong the country's conflict and expose divisions in a U.N.-backed unity government.

World, 21 Jun 2016

Bomb kills 10 west of Islamic State's besieged Libyan stronghold

TRIPOLI A suicide car bomber hit a Libyan police station west of the besieged Islamic State stronghold of Sirte on Thursday, killing 10 people and wounding seven, officials said.

World, 16 Jun 2016

One child killed, two wounded by air strikes in eastern Libya - resident

BENGHAZI, Libya Air raids in the eastern Libyan city of Derna killed one child and wounded three more, a resident and medical sources said, the second time in a week that civilians have been killed by strikes there.

World, 16 Jun 2016