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A picture taken on December 25, 2018 shows ambulances, paramedics, and security officers at the scene of an attack outside the Libyan foreign ministry headquarters in the capital Tripoli. - At least one person was killed on December 25 as attackers stormed Libya's foreign ministry after a car bomb exploded …

Islamic State Claims Attack on Libyan Foreign Ministry

The Islamic State on Tuesday claimed responsibility for a gun attack on the Libyan Foreign Ministry in Tripoli that killed three people, including a high-ranking ministry official. Up to 21 others were wounded in the attack.

UN calls on Libya to crack down on militias

Factional Warfare in Libya Leaves 115 Dead, 383 Wounded

A month of fighting between two of the many heavily-armed gangs fighting for control of Libya killed at least 115 people and wounded 383 more, according to a statement from the Libyan Health Ministry on Sunday. Thousands of families have been displaced, children are at risk, and the conflict threatens to spiral even further out of control.

Libyan leaders commit to December 10 elections

Libyan Factions Tentatively Agree to Hold National Elections in December

Representatives of the warring factions that control portions of chaotic Libya tentatively agreed to hold national elections on December 10 during a conference in Paris on Tuesday. They also resolved to make progress toward drafting a constitution by September.

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U.S. Admits to Boots on the Ground in Libya

Although the Libyan unity government prematurely declared victory a few weeks ago, fierce fighting against Islamic State (ISIS) forces continues in the city of Sirte, killing more than 60 people on Tuesday alone. Meanwhile, the U.S. government has admitted to having “boots on the ground” in Libya, although their numbers and missions remain secret.

Libyans inspect the site of a suicide truck bombing on a police school in Libya's coastal city of Zliten, some 170 kilometres (100 miles) east of the capital Tripoli, which killed at least 50 people on January 7, 2016, in the deadliest attack to hit the strife-torn country since its …

Islamic State Suicide Bomber Kills Five in Libya

As part of a coordinated Islamic State offensive in western Libya Thursday, a Tunisian suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden vehicle into a checkpoint near the coastal city of Misrata, killing five people.

LIBYA, Tripoli : Students walk past a wall painted with a graffiti reading "free Libya" in the Libyan capital Tripoli, on March 31, 2016. / AFP / MAHMUD TURKIA

Libyan Government Seeks Unity; Islamic State Seeks Two-Thirds of Libya

The new Libyan “unity” government took a long time to reach the capital of Tripoli, because the Islamist warlords in control of the city would not let them use a plane. They had to sail from Tobruk to Tripoli by boat. They made port at the end of March, but did not get much further than the fortified naval base, where the “Government of National Accord” remains ensconced.

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U.S. Commander: Islamic State Jihadists in Libya More than Double to Up to 6,000

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The number of Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) jihadists in Libya who aspire to attack Europe or the United States has more than doubled to between 4,000 and 6,000 in the last 12 to 18 months, but militias there have managed to limit the terrorist group’s growth, says the commander of U.S. forces in Africa.

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U.N. Envoy to Libya Blocked from Landing in Tripoli

The U.N. envoy has been blocked from flying into Tripoli, which is the national capital, but not the current headquarters of the internationally-recognized legitimate government.

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U.S. Seeks Coalition to Checkmate Islamic State in Africa

U.S. officials admitted to Voice of America News on Wednesday they are deeply concerned about the Islamic State’s growing strength in Africa, emanating from their stronghold in Libya, but could offer only disturbingly vague talk of assembling an anti-ISIS “coalition” to address the problem.

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U.N. Proposal for Unity Government in Libya Collapses

The parliament of Libya’s internationally-recognized government, which controls less than half the country, rejected a painstakingly-negotiated United Nations proposal for a unified Libyan government on Monday.

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Libya: Rival Governments Defy Hardliners, Sign UN Unity Agreement

The largest piece of terra nullius in the world is one step closer to having an internationally-recognized government again. The two governments of Libya have signed a UN-brokered agreement to begin building a state in Tripoli, though members of both factions have loudly protested any such deal.

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ISIS Releases Two of Four Indian Hostages in Libya

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) released two Indian teachers out of the four they abducted last Wednesday in Libya. Indian Foreign Minister Sushama Swaraj tweeted about the release.