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The Ex-CIA Asset Trying to Conquer Libya

1 hour agoNews : The Daily Beast

Gen. Hiftar worked with Gaddafi, then the CIA. Now he says he'll purge Libya of Islamists and jihadists. Is he his country's savior -- or just another militia leader?

7 Die in Battle for Libya's Main Airport

All flight to Libya's main international airport have been suspended while rival militias battle for control of the facility. In Tripoli's worst violence since November, at least seven people have been killed and dozens injured in battles between militia members from the Zintan region, who have controlled the airport since...

At Least Seven Dead, Many Wounded in Attack on Tripoli Airport

12 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Libya's Ministry of Health reports that at least seven people have been killed and 36 people wounded in heavy attacks by dueling militias near the airport in Tripoli. The fighting is being described as the deadliest the region has seen since the Libyan revolution in 2011. Read more...

How a Raid in Benghazi Helped Shape Citigroup’s $7 Billion Settlement

An arrest in Libya led the Justice Department to hold off on suing the bank over mortgage securities just long enough to have a breakthrough.

Islamist militia attacks rivals at main Libya airport

Deadly clashes raged Sunday around Libya's main international airport, closing in down, as Islamist militia attacked liberal rivals in their Tripoli bastion, in an intensifying power struggle. Exchanges of fire with heavy weapons forced...Show More Summary

Heavy fighting breaks out near Libya's Tripoli airport

Fighting broke out between militias using anti-aircraft guns and rocket-propelled grenades.

Heavy fighting breaks out near Libya's Tripoli airport

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

Fighting broke out between militias using anti-aircraft guns and rocket-propelled grenades.

Fighting erupts around Libya's main airport

Rockets strike perimeter of Tripoli international airport as Zintan militia, which controls facility, comes under fire.

Gunfire against Benghazi diplomatic post was underestimated: officials

The military could have prevented two of the four U.S. deaths in the terrorist raid on the diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, had commanders known more about the intensity of sporadic gunfire directed at the CIA installation and deployed a rescue team faster, officials said.

US warns of 'widespread conflict' in Libya

State Department calls for draft of new constitution to take place unhindered amid increasing volatility.

Forget The Benghazi Scandal, Libya Is Edging Towards A Civil War

The U.N. is pulling out its staff as Libya's divisions threaten to tear it apart. The post Forget The Benghazi Scandal, Libya Is Edging Towards A Civil War appeared first on ThinkProgress.

UN removes dozens of staff from Libya

Mission says the "temporary" measure taken for safety of its staff will be reviewed once security conditions improve.

Commanders suggest a 2nd group in Benghazi attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Well-trained attackers executed the deadly dawn assault on a CIA complex in Benghazi, Libya, suggesting different perpetrators from those who penetrated the U.S. diplomatic mission the previous night, according to newly revealed testimony from top military commanders.

Commanders suggest a 2nd group in Benghazi attacks

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

WASHINGTON (AP) — Well-trained attackers executed the deadly dawn assault on a CIA complex in Benghazi, Libya, suggesting different perpetrators from those who penetrated the U.S. diplomatic mission the previous night, according to newly revealed testimony from top military commanders.

What is Abu Khattala’s highest and best use?

(Paul Mirengoff) According to this report: The Justice Department says its case against [Ahmed Abu Khattala], accused in the 2012 attacks on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, is unusually complex and involves “novel questions of fact and law.” In a Washington, D.C., federal courtroom Tuesday, Assistant U.S. Show More Summary

Oil slips below $104 as Libya set to boost exports

Crude fell despite signs the U.S. economy is steadily improving, which typically would increase demand

Right-Wing Media Don't Understand The Effect Of Mirandizing Terror Suspects

On June 15, the United States apprehended Ahmed Abu Khattala, who is suspected in leading the terrorist attack on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, transferred him to a U.S. naval ship, and ultimately arraigned him in federal court in Washington, D.C. Show More Summary

Libya declares oil crisis over

The state reclaims oil ports after a deal reached between the government and a rebel leader.

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