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Report: Islamist militants in Libya have stolen commercial airliners – Twitchy


Globalnews.ca

Report: Islamist militants in Libya have stolen commercial airliners
Twitchy
The Washington Free Beacon is reporting that “a number” of Libyan airliners have been seized by Islamist militias from the airport in Tripoli. Intelligence reports of the stolen jetliners were distributed within the U.S. government over the past two
Missing Libyan Jetliners Raise Fears of Suicide Airliner Attacks on 9/11Washington Free Beacon
Clashes between Islamists, rivals in Libya kill 31 fighters on both sidesGlobalnews.ca

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Posted on 2 September 2014 | 10:25 pm

Libyan Militias Seize Control of Capital as Chaos Rises – New York Times


The Guardian

Libyan Militias Seize Control of Capital as Chaos Rises
New York Times
One side, operating under the name Libya Dawn, aligned with militias from the coastal city of Misurata and the Islamist factions in what fighters portrayed as a battle to prevent a counterrevolution. The other side was aligned with the renegade general
Abandoned US Embassy attacked in LibyaThe Hill
Dawn of Libya militia group 'secures' US embassy compound in TripoliThe Guardian
Islamic militia group says it has 'secured' US compound in LibyaFox News
Wall Street Journal -The Daily Star
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Posted on 2 September 2014 | 2:28 am

US Believes Closed Embassy in Libya Is Secure – Wall Street Journal


US Believes Closed Embassy in Libya Is Secure
Wall Street Journal
WASHINGTON—A State Department official said Monday it believes the closed U.S. Embassy compound in Libya remains secure, and an Islamist militia group apparently is guarding both it and a nearby residential compound abandoned by embassy …

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 10:17 pm

Libya militia take US embassy swimming pool in Tripoli – BBC News


BBC News

Libya militia take US embassy swimming pool in Tripoli
BBC News
Videos have emerged on social media showing armed militia in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, diving into the swimming pool inside the abandoned US embassy compound. US staff left the compound in July because of security concerns. Now armed militia are …

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 2:45 pm

Libya militias ‘seize ministries’ as al-Thinni reappointed – BBC News


BBC News

Libya militias 'seize ministries' as al-Thinni reappointed
BBC News
Libya's militias have captured most government ministries in the capital, Tripoli, the government has said. Armed men had blocked staff from entering offices, it added in a statement. On Sunday, militiamen seized the US embassy, with videos showing …

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 2:08 pm

VIDEO: Libyan Militia Group Takes Control of US Embassy in Tripoli – ABC News


ABC News

VIDEO: Libyan Militia Group Takes Control of US Embassy in Tripoli
ABC News
Libya's elected parliament tasked Monday the recently resigned prime minister with forming a new government as the outgoing Cabinet acknowledged it had lost control of the capital to Islamist-allied militias. The official news agency said the

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 2:05 pm

Tripoli residents face dilemma after Libya Dawn take control of capital – The Guardian


The Guardian

Tripoli residents face dilemma after Libya Dawn take control of capital
The Guardian
Every night is a night of fear in the house of the date palms, a luxurious villa in the western suburbs of Tripoli. Its occupants are among thousands of city residents scared of being arrested by Islamist militias of Libya Dawn, which last week took

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 4:43 am

The compound has been unoccupied since July 26 when US diplomats … – Daily Mail


Daily Mail

The compound has been unoccupied since July 26 when US diplomats
Daily Mail
An Associated Press journalist walked through the U.S. Embassy compound Sunday after the Dawn of Libya, an umbrella group for Islamist militias, invited onlookers inside. Windows at the compound had been broken, but it appeared most of the equipment …

Posted on 31 August 2014 | 6:48 pm

Libya’s spiritual leader leaves UK after directing Islamist takeover of Tripoli – The Guardian


The Guardian

Libya's spiritual leader leaves UK after directing Islamist takeover of Tripoli
The Guardian
Libya's most senior religious authority, the grand mufti Sheikh Sadik al-Ghariani, is believed to have fled Britain after it emerged that he was helping to direct the Islamist takeover of Tripoli from the UK. Ghariani left the UK for Qatar as Home

Posted on 31 August 2014 | 6:32 pm

UK accused of harbouring Libyan cleric who helped aid Islamist insurgency – The Guardian


The Guardian

UK accused of harbouring Libyan cleric who helped aid Islamist insurgency
The Guardian
Britain has been accused of housing a possible war crimes suspect after the Guardian learned that Libya's highest spiritual leader, the grand mufti Sheikh Sadik Al-Ghariani, helped orchestrate the Islamist takeover of Tripoli from the UK. On a day when
Libya Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni resignsBBC News
Libya fighters say enemy plane shot downAljazeera.com
Heavy fighting in Libya's Benghazi city; airport hitReuters UK
Channel News Asia -Telegraph.co.uk -Middle East Eye
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Posted on 30 August 2014 | 10:40 am

Libya – Yahoo News Search Results

Libya pro-Islamist names rival government list

A pro-Islamist figure, Omar al-Hassi, on Tuesday presented a cabinet line-up to the outgoing General National Congress, which quickly recognised the list rivalling Libya's internationally recognised government. The interim GNC "approved Mr Hassi's government", assembly spokesman Omar Ahmidan said, without specifying if the line-up had yet been formally submitted for approval. Hassi's cabinet …

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 9:20 pm

Clashes between Islamists, rivals in Libya kill 31

CAIRO (AP) — Fierce clashes in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi between Islamist militiamen and rival forces loyal to a renegade general have killed 31 fighters on both sides, a security official said Tuesday.

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 3:03 pm

Libya's central bank warns warring sides to leave it out of conflict

Libya's central bank on Tuesday warned all parties involved in the conflict gripping the country to leave the institution alone as its violation could prompt the international community to freeze Libya's foreign assets again. The central bank is one of the last functioning state institutions in the North African country where armed groups seized the capital Tripoli last month. The latest turmoil …

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 3:03 pm

British envoy visits Libya to back elected parliament against rival assembly

By Feras Bosalum and Ahmed Elumami BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) – A British envoy visited Libya's parliament at its new seat in the eastern town of Tobruk on Tuesday in a show of support against a rival assembly set up by armed groups who seized the capital Tripoli last month. Senior officials and the elected House of Representatives moved to the remote east of Libya when Tripoli fell to an alliance …

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 1:35 pm

Libya claims oil output growing

Daniel J. Graeber TRIPOLI, Libya, Sept. 2 (UPI) — Though the country is facing one of its toughest post-war challenges, Libyan oil production continues to gain traction, a state energy company said.

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 11:31 am

Tripoli under militia control as Libya chaos deepens

Libya's toothless outgoing government admitted Monday from its safe refuge in the east of the country that it has in effect lost control of Tripoli to armed militias. The interim government led by prime minister Abdullah al-Thani, which resigned last week, said armed groups, mostly Islamist militias, were in control of ministries and blocking access to government workers. It said the interim …

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 7:20 pm

Libya parliament asks ex-premier to form Cabinet

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's elected parliament tasked Monday the recently resigned prime minister with forming a new government as the outgoing Cabinet acknowledged it had lost control of the capital to Islamist-allied militias.

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 2:03 pm

Libya militias 'seize ministries'

Libya's militias capture most government ministries in the capital, Tripoli, the government says, as the prime minister is reappointed.

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 11:52 am

Islamist militia now guards U.S. Embassy in Libya

An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital now guards the U.S. Embassy and its residential compound, a commander said Sunday, as onlookers toured the abandoned homes of diplomats who fled the country more than a month ago.

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 6:03 am

Islamist militia now guards US Embassy in Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — An Islamist-allied militia group says it has "secured" a U.S. Embassy compound in Libya's capital, more than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over ongoing fighting.

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 12:58 am