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26 Apr 2019 | 6:07 AM

Migrants evacuated as confident Tripoli fighters tell Haftar - 'We are coming'

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - The United Nations on Thursday evacuated more than 350 migrants from a detention centre in southern Tripoli where a fierce battle raged as fighters from rival Libyan camps traded rockets and artillery shells.

24 Apr 2019 | 6:09 AM

Libyan forces push back Haftar's troops south of Tripoli - witnesses

HIRA, Libya/TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Forces supporting Libya's internationally recognised government pushed back troops loyal to eastern commander Khalifa Haftar to more than 60 km (37 miles) southwest of the capital, Tripoli, on Tuesday, Reuters reporters said.

22 Apr 2019 | 3:07 AM

Tripoli forces push opponents back slightly south of Libyan capital - witnesses

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Forces loyal to Libya's internationally recognised government have pushed their eastern opponents back on parts of the frontline south of Tripoli, despite the attackers flying overnight air strikes on the capital, witnesses said on Sunday.

18 Apr 2019 | 10:10 PM

Mortar bombs land on Tripoli suburb as two-week battle rages on

AL-SUANI, Libya (Reuters) - Mortar bombs crashed down on a suburb of Tripoli on Thursday, almost hitting a clinic and adding to people's suffering after two weeks of an offensive by eastern troops on the Libyan capital, which is held by an internationally recognised government.

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.

7 Jan 2018 | 4:17 AM

Nigeria starts large scale evacuation of its citizens from Libya

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Nigeria is starting flights to evacuate thousands of its citizens from Libya which will continue until all those wanting to return home have done so, its foreign minister said on Saturday.

13 Oct 2017 | 5:38 AM

'Disastrous' conditions for migrants displaced by Libya clashes, official says

GHARYAN, Libya (Reuters) - Thousands of migrants displaced by fighting on Libya's northwestern coast are in urgent need of medical help, the head of a detention centre in the town of Gharyan said on Thursday, describing their situation as "tragic".

4 Sep 2017 | 8:55 PM

French foreign minister in Libya to push peace deal

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - France's Foreign Minister Jean Yves Le Drian was in Libya on Monday to meet rival political leaders and offer support for a deal aimed at stabilising the strife-torn North African country.

7 Dec 2016 | 6:41 AM

Libyan forces clear last Islamic State holdout in Sirte - spokesman

SIRTE, Libya (Reuters) - 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.

4 Oct 2016 | 10:42 PM

Libyan forces reduce Islamic State's grip in Sirte to final few blocks

SIRTE, Libya (Reuters) - Islamic State controls a residential strip less than 1 Km long in their former stronghold in Libya's Sirte, where pro-government forces backed by U.S. air strikes are advancing building by building to finish a five-month-old campaign.