Ahmed Elumami

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18 Apr 2019 | 10:10 PM

Armed group attacks air base in southern Libya held by Haftar - officials

BENGHAZI, Libya/TRIPOLI (Reuters) - An armed group attacked a major air base in southern Libya held by eastern military commander Khalifa Haftar on Thursday after he moved most of his forces north to try to seize the capital Tripoli, officials said.

17 Apr 2019 | 9:52 PM

Shells kill seven in Tripoli neighbourhood as Haftar's two-week siege rages

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Shells slammed into a densely-populated district of Tripoli overnight, piling misery on civilians from a two-week assault by commander Khalifa Haftar's forces to take Libya's capital from an internationally-backed government.

17 Apr 2019 | 2:32 AM

Fleeing battle for Tripoli, Libyan families take refuge in abandoned factory

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - At a shut-down factory in the Libyan capital, traumatised men, women and children are living in cramped huts that used to house workers but are now makeshift shelter for civilians uprooted by conflict.

16 Apr 2019 | 10:40 PM

Haftar's push for Libyan capital stirs international rifts

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Qatar called on Tuesday for a blocking of foreign arms supplies to eastern Libyan forces commander Khalifa Haftar, whose push to seize the capital Tripoli is causing rifts around the Gulf and Europe.

15 Apr 2019 | 11:19 PM

Millions of school books destroyed during fighting in Tripoli

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - More than 3 million books were destroyed when rockets hit ministry of education buildings during fighting between rival government forces over the Libyan capital Tripoli, officials and the United Nations said on Monday.

13 Apr 2019 | 11:31 PM

Eastern Libya parliament head says forces will push Tripoli campaign

BENGHAZI, Libya/TRIPOLI (Reuters) - 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.

12 Apr 2019 | 10:38 PM

Life goes on in Tripoli - but residents wonder for how long

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Life might look normal in most of the Libyan capital Tripoli - but with artillery blasts audible in much of the city as eastern LNA forces attack its southern fringe, there is tension everywhere.

12 Apr 2019 | 10:33 PM

East Libyan warplanes hit Tripoli government positions

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Eastern Libyan forces bogged down in street battles in a push to seize the capital Tripoli deployed warplanes on Friday to hit several government positions, as more civilians fled fighting.

11 Apr 2019 | 11:59 PM

Tripoli forces take prisoners as EU demands Libya's Haftar to stop offensive

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - An offensive by eastern forces on the Libyan capital Tripoli stalled in the face of strong resistance on the southern outskirts on Thursday and the internationally recognized government said it had taken almost 200 prisoners.

11 Apr 2019 | 6:21 PM

Libya fighting kills 56, European powers jostle over conflict

TRIPOLI/ROME (Reuters) - Fighting between eastern Libyan forces and Tripoli government troops killed 56 people and forced 6,000 to flee their homes in the capital in the last week, the United Nations said on Thursday, as France and Italy wrangled over how to respond to the renewed conflict.