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Libya's Guns Free-for-all Fuels Region's Turmoil

Associated Press | Mar 22, 2014

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — At the heart of the Libyan capital, the open-air Fish Market was once a place where residents went to buy everything from meat and seafood to clothes and pets. Now it's Tripoli's biggest arms market, with tables displaying pistols and assault rifles. Ask a vendor, and he can pull out bigger machine guns to sell for thousand... more

US to Start Training Libyan Forces at Midyear

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Associated Press | Jan 10, 2014

WASHINGTON -- The top U.S. military commander for Africa says the Pentagon is planning to begin training 5,000 to 8,000 Libyan soldiers by midyear to help bolster the nation's security. The U.S. is also looking into providing additional airlift assistance to South Sudan, where violence has killed more than 1,000 people and driven 180,000 from th... more

CBS Admits Error in Benghazi '60 Minutes' Story

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Associated Press | Nov 08, 2013

NEW YORK - CBS News said Friday that it was misled by a "60 Minutes" source who claimed he was on the on the scene of a 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya when it now turns out there are serious doubts about whether he was. Reporter Lara Logan said that "60 Minutes" would correct its Oct. 27 report on Sunday's broadcast. A video... more

Libya PM Says his Abduction was Attempted 'Coup'

Associated Press | Oct 12, 2013

TRIPOLI, Libya - Libya's Western-backed prime minister on Friday said his brief abduction by gunmen this week was an attempted coup by his Islamist political rivals, using militias which he warned are trying to "terrorize" the government and turn the North African nation into another Afghanistan or Somalia. In a sign of the turmoil, a car bomb ... more

Report: Gunmen Kill 15 Libyan Soldiers

Associated Press | Oct 05, 2013

TRIPOLI, Libya - Libya's official news agency says gunmen have attacked a military post southeast of the capital, killing 15 soldiers. A military official said the gunmen in vehicles topped with machineguns attacked the post on the road between the towns of Tarhuna and Bani Walid early Saturday. He spoke on condition of anonymity according to ... more

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