Libya

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

Officers Say No 'Stand-Down Order' for Benghazi

This Sept. 13, 2012 file photo shows a Libyan man walking in the rubble of the damaged U.S. consulate, after an attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens on, Sept. 11, 2012, in Benghazi, Libya. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon, File)

WASHINGTON -- Military officers testified that there was no "stand-down order" that held back military assets that could have saved the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans killed at a diplomatic outpost and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya. Their testimony undercut the contention of Republican lawmakers. The "stand-down" theory centers on a ... more

Lawyer for Libyan Militant Says Evidence Lacking

This June 28, 2014, artist's rendering shows United States Magistrate, Judge John Facciola, swearing in the defendant, Libyan militant Ahmed Abu Khatallah. (AP photo)

WASHINGTON  — A lawyer for a Libyan militant charged in the 2012 Benghazi attacks said Wednesday that she had seen no evidence tying her client to the violence, but a judge nonetheless directed Ahmed Abu Khattala to remain in custody as the Justice Department builds its case against him. The lawyer, Michelle Peterson, conceded that Abu Khattala... more

Judge: Libyan Militant to Remain in US Custody

Ahmed Abu Khattala

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Wednesday directed a Libyan militant charged in the 2012 Benghazi attacks to remain in U.S. custody after his own lawyer conceded that he had no reasonable chance of being released. A lawyer for Ahmed Abu Khattala acknowledged that it was appropriate for her client to remain behind bars at the moment, given the ... more

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