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Eastern Libyan forces plan to intensify Tripoli offensive

23 Apr 2019

BENGHAZI, Libya/TRIPOLI Eastern Libyan forces said on Monday they would intensify an assault on Tripoli, the capital in the west of the country that is held by the internationally recognised government, as the death toll in a battle now in its third week rose to 254.

Eastern Libyan forces plan to intensify Tripoli offensive

23 Apr 2019

BENGHAZI, Libya/TRIPOLI, April 22 Eastern Libyan forces said on Monday they would intensify an assault on Tripoli, the capital in the west of the country that is held by the internationally recognised government, as the death toll in a battle now in its third week rose to 254.

Eastern Libya parliament head says forces will push Tripoli campaign

14 Apr 2019

BENGHAZI, Libya/TRIPOLI Eastern Libyan forces will pursue their advance on the capital Tripoli, the head of the eastern parliament in the divided country said on Saturday, despite international calls for a halt in an offensive that risks causing many civilian casualties. | Video

Battle rages for Libya's capital, airport bombed

09 Apr 2019

TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI, Libya A warplane attacked Tripoli's only functioning airport on Monday as eastern forces advancing on the Libyan capital disregarded international appeals for a truce in the latest of a cycle of warfare since Muammar Gaddafi's fall in 2011. | Video

UPDATE 1-Battle for Libyan capital intensifies, deaths rise

08 Apr 2019

TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI, Libya, April 8 Eastern Libyan forces tried to push towards the centre of Tripoli on Monday after their easy desert advance hit a tougher urban phase, with deaths and displacements mounting despite Western appeals for a truce and a return to a peace plan.

Libyan death toll rises as battle for Tripoli intensifies

08 Apr 2019

TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI, Libya, April 8 Eastern Libyan forces sought to reach the centre of Tripoli on Monday after their easy advance through desert hit a trickier urban phase, with deaths and displacements mounting and the West aghast at the threat to its peace plan.

Eastern Libyan forces conduct air strikes on Tripoli as U.N. fails to reach truce

07 Apr 2019

TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI, Libya Eastern Libyan forces carried out air strikes on the southern part of Tripoli on Sunday and made progress towards the city centre, residents said, escalating an operation to take the capital as the United Nations failed to achieve a truce. | Video

U.N. to hold Libya conference as planned despite surge in fighting: envoy

07 Apr 2019

TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI, Libya The United Nations is determined to hold Libya's national conference on possible elections on time despite eastern forces' advance on the capital Tripoli in an escalation of the conflict, a senior U.N. envoy said on Saturday.

East Libyan troops close on Tripoli, clashes near former airport

06 Apr 2019

TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI, Libya Eastern Libyan troops commanded by Khalifa Haftar said on Friday they had advanced into the southern outskirts of the capital Tripoli in a dangerous thrust against the internationally recognised government. | Video

Eastern Libyan commander orders forces to move on Tripoli

05 Apr 2019

TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI, Libya After years of sabre-rattling, eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar ordered his troops on Thursday to march on the capital Tripoli, escalating a conflict with the internationally recognised government.

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