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U.N. Security Council Adds Libya Islamists to Terror List

The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday added to its terror list a Libyan Islamist group accused of involvement in the 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi that killed the ambassador and three other Americans.

The council blacklisted Ansar al-Sharia for its ties to al-Qaida, slapping an arms embargo, assets freeze and global travel ban on the extremists at the request of Britain, France and the United States.

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U.S. 'Concern' Over Reports of IS-Linked Extremists in Libya

The United States Wednesday said it was "concerned" about reports that radical extremists with avowed ties to the Islamic State are destabilizing eastern Libya.

"We are closely monitoring the situation and are concerned by the destabilizing threat that militias and terrorist groups pose to the Libyan people and government," said State Department spokesman Jeffrey Rathke.

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Second Italian Freed in Libya

An Italian engineer kidnapped in Libya in March has been freed and flew home overnight, the foreign ministry announced Sunday.

No details were released of how Gianluca Salviato, 48, came to be liberated days after another Italian, Marco Vallisa, 54, was freed after four months in the hands of abductors.

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340 Dead in Month-Old Battle for Libya's Benghazi

At least 340 people have been killed in fighting for Libya's second city Benghazi since the launch of a government-backed offensive against Islamist militias a month ago, medical sources said Saturday.

More than 200 of the dead have been soldiers -- either members of the regular army or loyalists of controversial retired general Khalifa Haftar, the Red Crescent and hospital sources said.

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Libya Frees Nine Turks Detained by Army

Libya on Friday released nine Turks who had been captured by the army and handed them over to representatives from Ankara, a government statement said.

The men had been captured by troops in the embattled eastern city of Benghazi, where former general Khalifa Haftar has launched an offensive against Islamist militants.

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Kidnapped Italian Engineer Freed in Libya

An Italian construction engineer abducted in Libya four months ago has been freed and is on his way home, the foreign ministry said Thursday.

The ministry provided no details of how Marco Vallisa, 54, came to be liberated.

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Bombs Hit near Shuttered Egypt, UAE Embassies in Libya

Two car bombs struck near the shuttered Egyptian and United Arab Emirates embassies in Libya's militia-controlled capital within minutes of each other Thursday, an AFP correspondent and a UAE official said.

Two guards posted outside the empty Egyptian embassy compound were wounded in the first blast, Libya's LANA news agency reported.

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Libya Attacks Kill Five at Govt Stronghold, Air Base

A string of attacks killed five people and wounded more than 20 in eastern Libya on Wednesday, including in a stronghold of the internationally recognized authorities, officials said.

An interior ministry official said a suicide attack hit the center of Tobruk, a town close to the Egyptian border and 1,600 kilometers (1,000 miles) east of Tripoli that is the base of a contested parliament elected in June.

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U.N. Prosecutor: War Crimes May Be occurring in Libya

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Tuesday there were indications of war crimes being committed in Libya, warning that the strife-torn country was “on the wrong path.”

Fatou Bensouda told the U.N. Security Council that the violence in Libya had worsened over the past six months with the country now split between two governments and two parliaments vying for control.

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Bombing in Eastern Libya as Government Meets U.N. Envoy

A bomb exploded on Sunday near government headquarters in eastern Libya as the prime minister met the U.N. envoy there, an official said.

There were no casualties.

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