A Libyan air force colonel has been killed in the eastern city of Benghazi, the latest in a series of attacks on security forces in the post-revolution country.
WASHINGTON, DC — The Libyan government, weakened by continued divisions among the regional militia groups that toppled the notorious Muammar Gaddafi, braced this week for downbeat assessments of the country’s performance two years after the civil war officially ended.
With Libya plagued by terrorist attacks and daily assassinations, many are urging authorities to rapidly restore a professional army.
Abduction of Ali Zeidan by own security force points up divisions, with regular army and police units increasingly in opposition to powerful militias
The brief detention of Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has highlighted the power of the militias set up to topple Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, which still prevent the government from exercising control.
WASHINGTON — The Libyan government, which may offer a prime opportunity for US contractors as a country rich in natural resources and with limited military equipment, is reaching out to companies in a bid to attract them to a nation that is still taboo to many US politicians.
Gunmen have attacked a military checkpoint south-east of the Libyan capital Tripoli killing 15 soldiers, the authorities say.
Three army and police officers died in separate attacks in Benghazi Sunday, the latest in a string of attacks against security forces in Libya’s second city, a security official said.
The US media network Fox News reported Wednesday that highly sensitive US military equipment and weapons stored in Libya were stolen over the summer by groups likely aligned and working with terrorist organizations.
Armed groups in Libya are currently blocking key oilfields and ports – hijacking the government of its main source of revenue and leading to some fuel shortages and blackouts.