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Tripoli — ARMED groups in Libya, some affiliated to the government, are accused of murder and other human rights violations against thousands of civilians they have detained . The United Nations (UN) Human Rights Office said bodies of hundreds of individuals taken and held by armed groups had been ...
Despite registering an increased average output of 828,000 barrels daily in 2017, Libya has failed to attain the production levels realized during Gaddafi's reign. Libya has the largest ... Much of the slowdown in daily oil production in Libya relates to the aftermath of the 2011 rebel uprising backed by NATO.

Syrian chemical weapons attacks on civilians in rebel-held areas have complicated President Trump's desire to withdraw United States troops from the ... Seven years ago, hopes were high that Syrian rebels would send Bashar Al-Assad out of power, as Egypt's rebels had overturned Mubarak, Libya's had ...
The West needed Libyan oil, but more importantly, a Western controlled Mediterranean, having seen what could easily happen to the area in the long fight between Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, etc. Gaddafi controlled insurgents in West Africa through using his acolyte, Thomas Sankara, in Burkina Faso.
April 4, 2011 - Foreign Minister Franco Frattini announces that Italy will become the third country, after France and Qatar, to recognize the rebel Libyan National Transitional Council as the legitimate international representative of Libya. April 6, 2011 - A senior Obama administration officials announces that ...
CAIRO (AP) — A top aide to former Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi said on Monday he fears arrest if he returns to Libya over what he may know about ... As France's president from 2007 to 2012, Sarkozy put France in the forefront of the NATO-led airstrikes against Gadhafi's troops that helped rebel ...

April 3, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan and three other countries Chad, Libya and Niger, Tuesday agreed to "coordinate the actions" of their armed forces to fight ... of all kinds and armed groups hostile to neighbouring countries" adding they aggravating the Libyan crisis by engaging in mercenaries activities.
March 20, 2011 - Gadhafi, speaking on Libyan state TV, says the UN charter provides for Libya's right to defend itself in a "war zone. ... Italy will become the third country, after France and Qatar, to recognize the rebel Libyan National Transitional Council as the legitimate international representative of Libya.
A security source in the city of Kufra - southeast of Libya - said that the pro-Dignity Operation Salafist brigade "Sobol Al-Salam" has managed to free five citizens who were abducted last week by an alleged Chadian rebel group at the Libyan-Sudanese border. The security source confirmed that a prisoner ...
Leaders of the two most heavily armed towns in western Libya met on Wednesday for the first time since they fought for control of Tripoli four years ago, hailing the reconciliation talks as "historic". The towns of Misrata and Zintan were among the first to rise up against longtime ruler Muammar Gaddafi, who ...
The armed forces of Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar said on Thursday that their warplanes had attacked Chadian rebels in the country's southern desert last weekend. Air raids targeted a rebel-held roadblock 400km (250 miles) southeast of Sebha, as well as other positions in an oasis in the Terbu region ...
In December 2007, Sarkozy became the first French President for 34 years to officially host the Libyan head of state, welcoming him to Paris with much fanfare. In March 2011, Sarkozy also became the first foreign head of state to recognize the Libyan rebels as the country's legitimate leaders, and later in ...
Niger Ambassador to Libya, Al-Hussain Mellul, has denied any presence of armed opposition groups from his country on the Libyan soil. During his meeting with the President of the High Council of State, Abdulrahman Sewehli, in Tripoli, Mellul stressed Niger's respect for the sovereignty and independence ...
“The ambassador of Niger denied presence of any armed opposition groups of his country on Libyan soil, stressing Niger's respect for the sovereignty and independence of Libya and its full support to the Libyan authorities to restore security and stability in the country,” the office said in a statement.
Syrian government forces are close to taking full control of Eastern Ghouta, the last rebel-held area near the capital, Damascus. Two out of three rebel groups that had been controlling the enclave have already surrendered, with thousands of fighters and their relatives departing for opposition-held areas in ...
Sarkozy, who came under fire for giving Gaddafi a red-carpet reception in Paris in late 2007, said his problems began in March 2011 after he hosted Libyan rebels and went on to become one of the main advocates of a Nato-led campaign that resulted in the dictator's overthrow and killing by rebels in 2011.
The case files are sealed, and several of the Libyans said to have played a role are dead or exiled, making it hard to piece together a fully accurate picture ... role in the NATO-led campaign of airstrikes that ultimately led to the toppling of Colonel Qaddafi and his death at the hands of Libyan rebels in 2011.

He believes that not all Libyans can be put in one basket, arguing that while some oppose Saif al-Islam's plan to run, others support it. Al-Merash said no regional forces back Saif al-Islam directly but added that some would not object to a potential candidacy due to his popularity within Libya. Saleh Afihima ...
Syrian rebels and their families are being evacuated from a key town in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region as part of an agreement with the government. Buses carrying 1,480 people, including 600 Ahrar al-Sham rebels, drove out of Harasta as night fell, en route to the rebel-held northern province of Idlib, ...
Just a week before French fighter jets launched the first strikes against Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi's military in March 2011, the leader's son Saif ... The atmosphere in Tripoli was electric at the time: Rebels were waging a fierce battle against Gaddafi's 42-year rule, in the biggest war of the Arab ...
The spokesman for the Municipal Council of Kufra, Abdullah Suleiman, declared that 13 local citizens were kidnapped by what he described as rebels of the Chadian and Sudanese opposition groups on the Libyan border with Sudan. Suleiman explained in a press statement that the citizens were ...
Turkey, which supports the rebels, began an operation into the Northern Syrian city of Afrin near the Turkish border in January. Turkey's aim is to clear out the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), both of which it says are terrorist organizations. Saudi Arabia, Qatar ...
The federal government has said it is working with Libyan authorities to negotiate the release of all Nigerians in Libya slave camps and ensure their repatriation safely to the ... "We have been given some amount that we have to pay to those rebels before we can get our people out, but it has not been easy.
I have spent a lot of time with Libyan rebels. I saw neighbours fighting side by side - schoolteacher, barber, engineer - all trying to overthrow a dictatorship they had hated all their lives. In the end, other countries interfered and the colour of the conflict changed. A war may be about victims but a lot of times it ...
Last month, a report by a UN panel of experts found that Libyan forces may be helping rebel groups tighten their control of smuggling routes. The confidential report sent to the UN Security Council also said the Islamic State group is seeking to join migrant smugglers in southern Libya after it was pushed out ...
From bases deep in the desert, ISIL continues to launch attacks, on Friday killing three members of the Libyan National Army at a checkpoint near the eastern town of Ajbabiya. The threat from the insurgents has not gone unnoticed in Washington, where the head of the Pentagon's Africa Command, ...
The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a car bombing at a checkpoint in eastern Libya that killed at least three militiamen. A Libyan official said the attack Friday targeted a checkpoint on the outskirts of the town of Ajdabiya manned by the self-styled Libyan National Army, fighters loyal to Field ...
The senior Darfur rebel, Suleiman Marjan, was captured by the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in North Darfur State, Sudan News Agency (SUNA) quoted RSF Spokesman, Col. Abdul-Rahman Al-Gaali, as saying on Thursday. According to SUNA, Marjan was recruiting youth and children for Justice and ...
Marjan "confessed that he was recruiting young people and children for the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) in Libya," said the agency. The rebel commander was one the historical commanders of the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) in North Darfur. He participated in several rounds of the peace ...
Ironically, almost 50 years after precipitating its transformation into a unitary state, Libya's vast oil resources are now a threat to its future and its unity. Over the years, the Libyans failed to strike a social contract that would guarantee the fair distribution of the country's wealth. Also, the regional powers that ...
ROME, ITALY - AUGUST 08: UN Special Envoy for Libya Ghassan Salame holds a joint press conference with Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano (not seen) following their meeting at the Farnesina Foreign Ministry headquarters in Rome, Italy on August 08, 2017. ( Riccardo de Luca - Anadolu Agency ).
In 2010, with the advent of Arab Spring, a series of anti-government uprisings affecting Arab countries of North Africa and the Middle East, rebel forces fought to remove Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Vandyke felt compelled to return to Libya and help his comrades win freedom for their countrymen.
Pro-government forces in Syria have reportedly recaptured about 10% of the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta enclave, the BBC reported. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based monitoring group, says fighting on the ground intensified there on Saturday. Rebels responded by shelling nearby ...
One of the main insurgent groups in eastern Ghouta, Jaish al-Islam, said the“scorched earth policy” had forced rebels to retreat and regroup, but vowed to ... Ghouta in the last two days, a war monitor and a resident said, as Damascus makes rapid gains against the last major rebel enclave near the capital.
The United Nations has released a report which details how Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar has been providing military support for Sudanese rebel groups since his armed forces took control of Al-Jufra and Brak Al-Shati in Libya. Sudanese mercenaries are also believed to have been fighting ...
The presence of Bashir in South Africa has lent credence to these rumours because apart from being Gaddafi's chief of staff, he was also chairperson of the Libya Africa Investment Portfolio which was owned by the Libyan Investment Authority, a government-owned sovereign wealth fund and holding ...
Abdel Hakim Belhaj, centre, is seen as a rebel military commander during the Libyan uprising in 2011. Belhaj and ... On arrival in Libya, the pair were imprisoned; Bouchar for five months, Belhaj, the leader of an anti-government outfit, the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), was held for six years. He said ...
NATO forces intervened on the side of Libya's rebels who eventually captured Gadhafi in the desert, sodomized him with a bayonet, and shot him dead. ... One of those exiles was Ramadan Abedi, a member of the Al Qaeda-aligned Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, and his 22-year-old son … Salman.
Rebels opposed to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi celebrated a military victory in Gadhafi's hometown of Sirte on October 20, 2011. Gadhafi was ... March 15: After spending twenty years in the United States, Khalifa Haftar returned to Libya to lead a rebel army in the east against Gadhafi. Haftar was a ...
“Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of the former Libyan president, enjoys the support of major tribes in Libya so he can run for the upcoming presidential elections due in 2018,” Basem al-Hashimi ... Later the same year, he was captured by Libyan rebels who held him till June 2017 when he was released.
Tripoli — ARMED groups have blocked thousands of refugees from returning to their communities in the crisis-torn Libya. The militancy has stalled some 5 000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) from the northern Tawergha after recently attempted to return to their hometown. Tawergha was the site of ...
According to him, the Sudanese rebel group Janjaweed also controls the areas between Sabha and Ghadwa. Abu Saif described what is happening in the south of Libya as an occupation, calling for security forces to be sent, either from the east or the west, to expel these foreign armed groups from Libyan ...
The number of migrants and refugees detained in Libya has dropped by four-fifths since May 2017, a senior government official told AFP on Monday. ... A UN panel of experts found in February that human trafficking is on the rise in the North African country and that Libyan forces may be helping rebel ...
The violence also paved the way for a would-be savior in Benghazi: a septuagenarian general named Khalifa Haftar, who had defected from Muammar el-Qaddafi's army in the 1980s and fled to the United States, before returning to Libya in 2011 during the revolution. Shunned by Libya's rebel leadership, ...
The armed forces of Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar said on Thursday that their warplanes had attacked Chadian rebels in the country's southern desert last weekend. Air raids targeted a rebel-held roadblock 400km southeast of Sebha, as well as other positions in an oasis in the Terbu region 400km ...
April 4, 2011 - Foreign Minister Franco Frattini announces that Italy will become the third country, after France and Qatar, to recognize the rebel Libyan National Transitional Council as the legitimate international representative of Libya. April 6, 2011 - A senior Obama administration officials announces that ...
Gaddafi, who was killed by Libyan rebels in 2011, has never been able to make any statement on the allegations. However, his son Saif al-Islam Gaddafi told Euronews in 2011 that Sarkozy had to "repay Libya the money he took for his election campaign." Ziad Takieddine: A Franco-Lebanese ...
The rebels were also backed by NATO, with the UK, France and the US conducting air strikes targeting Gaddafi forces. Gaddafi ... Following the Manchester attacks, several former Libyan rebel fighters now back in the UK told MEE that they had been able to travel to Libya with "no questions asked" and that ...
Moazzam Begg, a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner and outreach director of human rights group Cage, who visited Libya in 2011, told MEE that the British government's contacts with former members of the LIFG and other leaders of Libyan rebel groups during the revolution were a "pretty open secret".
LIBREVILLE/TRIPOLI: The armed forces of Libyan powerful commander Khalifa Haftar said Thursday that their warplanes had attacked Chadian rebels in the country's southern desert last weekend. Air raids targeted a rebel-held roadblock 400 kilometers southeast of Sebha, as well as other positions in an ...


 

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