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Battle for Libya's Tripoli Gives Chance to IS

The battle for Tripoli between rival Libyan forces both championing the fight against "terrorism" has created a security vacuum, allowing the Islamic State group a chance to re-emerge, analysts warn.

Libya expert Emad Badi says the fighting has given IS "the opportunity to reorganise, recruit and strike alliances with other groups (and organise attacks) to show they are still around".

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UN Security Council to Meet on Libya amid Offensive on Tripoli

The UN Security Council will meet behind closed doors to discuss the humanitarian crisis in Libya as a month-long offensive on the capital grinds on, diplomats said on Thursday.

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Libya's Haftar Urges Troops to 'Wipe out' Military Opposition

Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar, who launched an offensive against Tripoli last month, urged his troops to inflict "an even harder" lesson on forces loyal to the country's internationally recognised government.

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Libyan Air Strikes Kill Four, Wound 37

Air raids on Tripoli Sunday night killed four people and wounded 37, Libya's Government of National Accord (GNA) said Monday, blaming the attacks on strongman Khalifa Haftar's self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA).

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UN Warns of Worsening Humanitarian Situation in Libya

Fierce fighting for control of Libya's capital that has already displaced tens of thousands of people threatens to bring a further worsening of humanitarian conditions, a senior UN official has warned.

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Residential Areas of Libya Capital Turning into 'Battlefields', Says ICRC

Intensified fighting for control of the Libyan capital is turning residential areas of Tripoli into "battlefields", the International Committee of the Red Cross said Thursday.

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Libyan PM Accuses France of Supporting 'Dictator' Haftar

Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, head of the internationally recognised government in Tripoli, accused France on Wednesday of supporting his rival Khalifa Haftar whom he described as a "dictator".

The comments from Sarraj to the Liberation and Le Monde newspapers in France are his harshest criticism yet of Paris which has long been suspected of offering backing to Haftar, a former army field marshal based in eastern Libya.

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Haftar Forces Press Offensive on Libyan Capital

Forces backing Libya's unity government battled to push back an offensive by strongman Khalifa Haftar on Sunday as his troops approached the gates of Tripoli after air raids overnight.

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Trump Speaks with Libya Warlord Haftar, in Sign of U.S. Support

The White House revealed Friday that President Donald Trump reached out personally to Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar, as a push at the United Nations to broker a ceasefire hit trouble.

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UN Begins Evacuating Refugees from Libya to Niger

The UN said Friday it had evacuated 163 refugees from war-ravaged Libya to neighbouring Niger, but more than 3,000 others were still trapped in detention centres affected by clashes.

The move marked the first evacuation of refugees and migrants out of Libya since fighting escalated in Tripoli two weeks ago, the UN refugee agency said.

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