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October 2013 - Libya Special Weapons News

  • Libyan Islamists Call for Independent Inquiry into American Raid VOA 22 Oct 2013 -- Islamist opponents of Libya's hard-pressed prime minister are calling for an independent investigation into whether he gave approval for a U.S. Special Forces team to snatch an al-Qaida suspect from the streets of Tripoli. The demand for the probe is just the latest addition to Ali Zeidan's many political woes.
  • Libya Unsettled Two Years After Gadhafi Death VOA 20 Oct 2013 -- Libyans on Sunday marked the second anniversary of the death of Colonel Moammar Gadhafi, whose killing by rebels ended the Libyan uprising against the longtime dictator. But despite the celebratory flag-waving and fireworks, the transition from autocracy to democracy is proving harder than they expected.
  • Gunmen shoot and kill Libyan cmdr. in Benghazi Iran Press TV 18 Oct 2013 -- Gunmen have shot and killed a top Libyan military commander in the volatile eastern city of Benghazi, security sources say.
  • More Political Turmoil For Libya Likely in Coming Days VOA 15 Oct 2013 -- Two years after the fall of Moammar Gadhafi, Libyans find themselves free of a vicious dictator but at the mercy of thousands militias who act with impunity, a central government unable to enforce its laws and authority, and an oil-based economy dramatically underperforming because of political instability.
  • Al-Qaida Suspect's Capture Sparks Libyan Outrage VOA 14 Oct 2013 -- Libya remains in turmoil over last week's brief kidnapping of the prime minister by Islamist militiamen, but that is not the only abduction roiling the country - there's equal outrage over the snatching by American commandos of an al-Qaida suspect, a man his family says is innocent of terrorist crimes.
  • Aides: Libyan PM Abduction Was Political Plot VOA 11 Oct 2013 -- A day after Libya's prime minister was abducted and held for a few hours by militants, his aides said the episode is part of a broad plan on the part of his political opponents to destabilize the government.
  • Security in Libya worsening, Ban says following abduction of Prime Minister UN News Centre 10 Oct 2013 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced relief at the release of Prime Minister Ali Zeidan of Libya, who was abducted earlier today, and noted that acts of violence are increasing and security is worsening in the North African nation.
  • Libyan prime minister 'released' Iran Press TV 10 Oct 2013 -- Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has reportedly been freed just hours after he was kidnapped by gunmen from a hotel in the capital, Tripoli.
  • Libyan Prime Minister Freed After Kidnapping VOA 10 Oct 2013 -- Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan returned unharmed to government headquarters in Tripoli Thursday, soon after he was released by former rebel militiamen who had abducted and held him for several hours.
  • Libya demands US explanation on military raid in Tripoli Iran Press TV 06 Oct 2013 -- Libyan government has strongly condemned a recent military operation by the US Special Forces
  • UN Security Council Condemns Attack on Russian Embassy in Libya RIA Novosti 05 Oct 2013 -- The UN Security Council has strongly condemned an attack on the Russian embassy in Tripoli, Libya, earlier this week, which damaged the diplomatic premises.
  • Russian Embassy in Libya Evacuates Staff After Attack RIA Novosti 03 Oct 2013 -- All personnel at the Russian Embassy in Libya have been evacuated to Tunisia following an armed attack.
  • Concern Grows Over Middle East's WMD Arsenal VOA 01 Oct 2013 -- Efforts to secure Syria's chemical weapons and regulate Iran's nuclear program have again raised the idea of a Middle East free of weapons of mass destruction.
  • Despite Government efforts, torture widespread in Libya’s detention centres – UN report UN News Centre 01 Oct 2013 -- Torture continues to be widespread in Libya’s detention centres, according to a United Nations report.



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