[AFP/Abdullah Doma] Libyan troops are seen patrolling central Benghazi late last year. Violent clashes erupted in Benghazi Thursday (January 30th) after the son of a Special Forces commander was kidnapped.
BOYISH-LOOKING AMERICAN DIPLOMAT was meeting for the first time with the Islamist leaders of eastern Libya’s most formidable militias.
Sunday’s suicide bombing in Benghazi could be a sign that al Qaeda is no longer using Libya as a haven—but instead turning the country into a battlefield.
Seven people have been killed at a security checkpoint near Benghazi in the first known suicide bomb attack in Libya since the fall of Col Gaddafi.
An American chemistry teacher who spent more than a year teaching at an international school in Libya, was shot and killed Thursday in Benghazi.
A spate of targeted assassinations and clashes rocked Benghazi and Derna over the weekend.
In the early hours of Monday morning, the streets of Benghazi witnessed heavy fighting between the units from the national army’s Special Forces units and extremists militants from the jihadi group Ansar al-Sharia. The clashes left nine dead and dozens injured, including civilians.
At least nine are killed and 47 wounded in Benghazi as tensions deepen between government and armed groups.
The head of Benghazi’s Joint Security Room survived an assassination attempt on Monday (November 18th) after his motorcade was hit by a bomb blast.
The Libyan prime minister vowed on Monday to supply more aid to security forces struggling to pacify the eastern city of Benghazi.