Libya

Gunmen Storm Luxury Libyan Hotel, Killing American, 9 Others

In this image made from video posted by a Libyan blogger, the Cortinthia Hotel is seen under attack in Tripoli, Libya, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. AP Photo/ @AliTweel via AP video

TRIPOLI, Libya  -- In the latest sign of Libya's descent into chaos, gunmen stormed a luxury hotel used by diplomats and businessmen in the capital Tuesday, killing 10 people, including an American, a French citizen and three people from Asia. Two attackers were killed following an hourslong standoff that included a car bomb that exploded in th... more

Militant Pleads Not Guilty in Benghazi Attacks

Ahmed Abu Khattala

WASHINGTON — A Libyan militant on Monday pleaded not guilty to charges arising from the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. Ahmed Abu Khattala, 43, entered the plea through his lawyer in a 15-minute court proceeding before a federal judge. An 18-count grand jury indictment handed up last w... more

Battle Erupts for Control of Benghazi, Libya

A fire truck drives towards smoke caused by an attack by Islamist militias during clashes with forces led by renegade Libyan Gen. Khalifa Hifter in Benghazi, Libya, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Mohammed el-Sheikhy)

Benghazi, Libya, saw gunfire and airstrikes in an attempt by forces loyal to former Gen. Khalifa Haftar to reclaim the city from Islamist militias. Witnesses Wednesday said Haftar's forces targeted one of the several armed groups roaming the city, the Feb. 17 Martyrs Brigade, which is aligned with Ansar al-Sharia, in turn aligned with al-Qaida.... more

6 Killed in Mystery Airstrikes in Libyan Capital

CAIRO — Airstrikes launched by an unknown party targeting Islamist-led militias in Libya's capital killed six people Monday, authorities said, as the interim government vowed to investigate the strikes amid raging street battles. The confusion over who launched the two fighter jets shows the chaos still engulfing Libya after the 2011 civil war ... more

Libya Islamic Militias Declare Control of Benghazi

BENGHAZI, Libya — Islamic hard-line militias claimed to have taken control of Libya's second largest city, Benghazi, after defeating army units, taking over military barracks and seizing tanks, rockets and hundreds of boxes of ammunition, as fighting in the capital prompted a wave of evacuations Thursday by foreign nationals, diplomats and Liby... more

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