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Egypt offers new Libya plan as Haftar offensive collapses

7 June 2020, 1:20 AM

Libya’s internationally recognised government attempted new advances on Saturday against the forces of retreating eastern commander Khalifa Haftar, who stood by in Cairo as his ally, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, proposed a ceasefire.

Massive bombardment hits Tripoli as water supplies threatened

10 May 2020, 11:30 PM

A withering bombardment shook Tripoli on Sunday as the eastern-based forces of Khalifa Haftar fought overnight for new territory in the southern suburbs after losing ground recently around the city.

More coronavirus cases in Libya as fighting rages

30 March 2020, 12:20 AM

Artillery blasts shook Libya’s capital Tripoli on Sunday as fighting raged even as the nation confirmed five more cases of the coronavirus for a total of eight.

Eastern Libyan forces strike Tripoli port in new escalation

19 February 2020, 2:00 AM

Fuel deliveries in the port of Tripoli were disrupted on Tuesday when a missile almost hit a highly explosive gas carrier and the national oil company ordered all fuel tankers to leave the harbor.

Libya reopens Tripoli’s Mitiga airport after hours of closure

14 February 2020, 12:00 AM

The only functioning airport in Libya’s capital Tripoli reopened on Thursday following more than three hours of closure after missiles were fired towards it, causing chaos and fear among passengers, airport authorities said.

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