Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Tag Archives: Libya

Libya navy rescues 196 illegal immigrants off western coast

TRIPOLI: Libyan navy said it rescued 196 illegal immigrants in two separate operations off the country’s western coast. “A rubber boat with 89 illegal immigrants was rescued nearly 75 miles off the coast of Khoms city (some 120 km east of the capital Tripoli),” the navy’s spokesman Ayob Qassem told ...

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Armed groups attack Haftar-controlled air base in Libya

TRIPOLI: The World Health Organisation (WHO) stated that as many as 205 people have been killed and 913 more injured since the beginning of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) offensive on Tripoli. An armed group attacked on Thursday a key air base in Southern Libya under the control of Field Marshal ...

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Nearly 150 killed in battle for Tripoli: WHO

TRIPOLI: At least 147 people have been killed and 614 wounded in the offensive launched on April 4 by Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar to take the capital Tripoli, the World Health Organization said Monday. The clashes have displaced more than 18,000 people, according to the latest figures from the ...

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Libya forces battle for Tripoli despite UN truce calls

TRIPOLI: Forces loyal to Libya s internationally recognised government and a rival commander battled for control of the capital Thursday after UN chief Antonio Guterres warned the country faced a “very dangerous situation”. Thousands of people have fled heavy fighting on the outskirts of Tripoli that has left dozens dead ...

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Tripoli’s only functional airport hit by air raid as clashes rage

TRIPOLI: Forces under the command of Libya’s renegade General Khalifa Haftar are believed to have launched an air raid against the only functioning airport in Tripoli, as heavy fighting rages for control of the capital. Al Jazeera’s Mahmoud Abdelwahed said services at the Mitiga airport in eastern Tripoli were temporarily ...

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Over hundred dead after two migrant boats sank off Libya

AFP PARIS: More than 100 migrants, including at least 20 children, died when two boats sank off the coast of Libya early this month, according to Doctors without Borders (MSF), citing survivors. The witnesses told MSF that two inflatable boats had left the Libyan coast on September 1, each with ...

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Libyan coastguard picks up almost 1,000 migrants in single day

LIBYAN coastguards picked up 948 African migrants on inflatable boats in several operations and also recovered 10 bodies on Sunday, officials and a witness at a naval base said. The operations brings the number, since last week, of mainly African migrants trying to head to Italy but brought back to ...

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3 killed in a military cargo plane crash in southern Libya

(Xinhua) TRIPOLI: A Russian-made military cargo plane crashed on Sunday afternoon near an oil field in southern Libya, killing three people on board, according to a local official. “Shortly after taking off from the runway of the oil field, the plane fell suddenly and crashed in a desert area where ...

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Libya: Truck carrying migrants overturns, At least 23 killed

TRIPOLI: At least 23 people have been killed when a truck carrying hundreds of migrants and refugees overturned in northwestern Libya, according to local media reports. Somali and Eritrean nationals were reportedly among those killed in Wednesday’s road accident, which occured some 60km south of the town of Bani Walid. ...

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20 killed in clashes at Libya’s main international airport

TRIPOLI: Fighting at the Libyan capital’s only working international airport killed at least 20 people, officials said, after militiamen attacked it in an attempt to free colleagues held at a jail there. Mitiga airport, a former military air base on the eastern outskirts of the capital, was evacuated when the ...

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