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Water supplies restored to besieged Libyan capital

21 May 2019

BENGHAZI, Libya Water supplies to the 2.5 million residents of Tripoli were restored two days after they were cut off by gunmen, officials said on Tuesday, allowing the besieged capital to escape shortages that could have caused a humanitarian crisis.

Tripoli government threatens to suspend foreign firms to pressure Europe

09 May 2019

TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI, Libya Libya's internationally recognised government asked 40 foreign firms including French oil major Total to renew their licences or have their operations suspended, pressuring Europe to stop an eastern military offensive against Tripoli.

Libya's Haftar orders troops to fight harder during Ramadan

06 May 2019

BENGHAZI/TRIPOLI Eastern Libyan forces commander Khalifa Haftar urged his troops trying to take Tripoli to battle harder and teach their enemies an even bigger lesson, because the Muslim month of Ramadan that begins on Monday was a month of holy war.

UPDATE 2-Nine soldiers killed in south Libya attack on Haftar camp - hospital

04 May 2019

BENGHAZI/TRIPOLI, May 4 Nine soldiers were killed on Saturday in an attack claimed by Islamic State on a training camp belonging to the eastern Libyan forces of Khalifa Haftar, hospital authorities said.

Guards repel assault on Libya's biggest oilfield

30 Apr 2019

TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI, Libya An armed group attacked Libya's largest oilfield but was repelled after clashes with its protection force on Monday, while fighting escalated in eastern strongman Khalifa Haftar's effort to capture the capital, Tripoli.

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.

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