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Tripoli's new rulers take over govt, oil websites

A self-declared government set up by an armed group that seized the Libyan capital in August has taken over the websites of the state administration and the national oil company, adding to confusion over who is running the country.

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Sudan warplane with arms cargo in Libya

Libya said a Sudanese military transport plane bound for a Tripoli airport under control of an armed faction had entered its airspace to supply a "terrorist group" with ammunition, a government statement said. Sudan conf

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UAE, Egypt carried out Tripoli air strikes, says US

Egypt and the United Arab Emirates were responsible for carrying out two series of air strikes in the past week on armed Islamist factions in Tripoli, Libya, US officials said late on Monday. The officials said the two Arab countr

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Warplanes hit Tripoli, airport terminal destroyed

Fire destroyed the terminal at Tripoli's main airport on Sunday, one day after it was seized by militia fighters from the Libyan city of Misrata, witnesses said. Unidentified war planes also attacked targets in the capital, re

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Libya flights resume from two small airports

Flights have resumed from two small airports in Libya triggering a rush of Libyans and expatriates trying to leave the country on Saturday after fighting closed the main international airport a week earlier. Local carriers have re

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Libyan militia tighten control of Tripoli airport

Libyan militia fighters with anti aircraft guns and mortars fanned out across Tripoli's airport, transformed into a battlefield by two days of fighting that has cut the Libyan capital off from the outside world. US Secretary o

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Libyan militia tighten control of Tripoli airport

Libyan militia fighters with anti aircraft guns and mortars fanned out across Tripoli's airport, transformed into a battlefield by two days of fighting that has cut the Libyan capital off from the outside world. US Secretary o

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90pc of planes in Tripoli airport destroyed

A shelling of Tripoli airport has destroyed 90 percent of the planes parked there, government spokesman Ahmed Lamine said on Tuesday. "The government has studied the possibility to bring international forces to enhance securi

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Royal Jordanian halts Tripoli flights

Royal Jordanian has suspend its operations between Amman and the Libyan capital Tripoli following the closure of the airport due to fierce clashes. Halting service to Tripoli raises the number of the destinations that RJ has suspe

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Fighting continues near Tripoli airport

Heavy fighting broke out between rival militias vying for control of Libya's main airport on Sunday, killing at least seven people and forcing a halt of all flights in the worst fighting in the capital for six months. Explosio

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