Libyan rebels, apparently loyal to a renegade army general, stormed parliament on Sunday. Fighting continued for hours, two people have been killed and 55 wounded in the capital Tripoli. Justice minister Saleh al-Mergani has called on those involved to lay down their weapons and start a dialogue. Al Jazeera’s Omar …
In Libya, the death toll continues to rise in an offensive launched by a retired army general against militants in the eastern city of Benghazi.
©Reuters It may be tempting to describe the increasingly complex political and security morass ensnaring Libya as the inevitable outcome of the 2011 Nato-backed armed uprising that toppled Muammer Gaddafi.
A car bomb at a military academy has left at least eight soldiers dead in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, medical sources say.
The United States is warning of consequences related to any unauthorized sales of oil that militia members have loaded onto a North Korean-flagged tanker in a Libyan port.
At yesterday’s press conference, Prime Minister Ali Zeidan confirmed the details of the events surrounding the oil tanker, as reported yesterday by Libya Herald.
On Feb. 14, 92 prisoners escaped from their prison in the Libyan town of Zliten. 19 of them were eventually recaptured, two of whom were wounded in clashes with the guards. It was just another daily episode highlighting the utter chaos, which has engulfed Libya since 2011.
Military personnel can vote in Thursday’s elections for the 60-member Constitutional Committee, so long as they have registered, the Higher National Elections Commision (HNEC) announced yesterday.
[AFP/Mahmud Turkia] Libyan soldiers show their skills as they parade during a graduation ceremony for a new batch of troops last May in Tripoli. Libya’s interim authorities say they are making efforts to bolster the military and build a professional army.
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.