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November 2013 - Libya Special Weapons News

  • Benghazi in standstill against militia violence Iran Press TV 26 Nov 2013 -- Libyans embark on a protest campaign in Benghazi to condemn deadly clashes between militiamen and the army in the birthplace of the country's 2011 revolution.
  • Libya army on state of alert in Benghazi Iran Press TV 25 Nov 2013 -- The Libyan army is on a 'state of alert' in the eastern city of Benghazi after at least seven soldiers were killed by Salafists.
  • Libyan Militiamen Battle Government Forces in Benghazi VOA 25 Nov 2013 -- The Libyan government declared a state of emergency in the country's eastern port city of Benghazi Monday after heavy clashes between the Libyan army and members of an Islamist group believed to be behind last year's attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission. At least seven soldiers were reported killed and more than 39 people wounded.
  • Libya: UN rights office condemns use of violence against peaceful protestors UN News Centre 19 Nov 2013 -- The United Nations human rights office today expressed deep concern about violent incidents in the Libyan capital of Tripoli which have left more than 40 people dead and hundreds others injured, and urged authorities to bring those responsible to justice.
  • U.S. to Train Libyan Military Personnel in Bulgaria AFPS 18 Nov 2013 -- The United States has agreed to provide basic combat training for 5,000 to 8,000 Libyan military personnel at the request of the Libyan prime minister, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said today.
  • US to train Libya forces: Commander Iran Press TV 18 Nov 2013 -- The United States plans to train thousands of Libyan troops as well as special operations forces for 'counter-terrorism missions,' a senior American military official says.
  • Libyan government deploys troops to Tripoli Iran Press TV 18 Nov 2013 -- Hundreds of troops have been deployed to Libya's capital, Tripoli, following deadly violence that gripped the city after anti-militia protesters were attacked by armed militiamen.
  • Libya's deputy intelligence chief abducted in Tripoli Iran Press TV 17 Nov 2013 -- Libya's deputy intelligence chief has been abducted from Tripoli airport amid worsening security situation across the North African country.
  • General Strike Slows Libya as Government Acts Against Militias VOA 17 Nov 2013 -- Libyan government television broadcast a warning Sunday to militiamen to put down their arms and to leave the country's security to the state after more than 40 demonstrators were killed by militiamen on Friday.
  • Death toll from violence in Libya's Tripoli climbs to over 40 Iran Press TV 16 Nov 2013 -- More than 40 people have been killed and over 400 other injured in two days of deadly clashes between protesters and militiamen across the Libyan capital city of Tripoli.
  • UN mission urges maximum restraint after deadly clashes in Libyan capital UN News Centre 16 Nov 2013 -- The United Nations mission in Libya strongly condemned the violence which took place in the capital, Tripoli, on Friday that led to the loss of civilian lives and called for maximum restraint and an end to bloodshed in the country.
  • Libya Refuses ICC Request to Hand Over Gadhafi Son VOA 14 Nov 2013 -- The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court called on Libya Thursday to surrender Saif Al-Islam Gadhafi, son of the late Libyan ruler, but Libya's representative at the United Nations turned down her request.
  • Efforts by Libya, international partners vital to close impunity gap, says ICC Prosecutor UN News Centre 14 Nov 2013 -- The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) today cited the need for Libya to devise a comprehensive strategy to address serious crimes committed in the country and for the international community to help close the impunity gap in the North African nation.
  • Militia group takes over oil refinery in western Libya Iran Press TV 13 Nov 2013 -- A Libyan militia group has blockaded a major oil refinery in the country's troubled west, demanding medical care for the injuries they received in the fight against former regime forces.
  • Libyan Federalists Raise Tensions VOA 04 Nov 2013 -- Tensions in Libya are rising this week after federalism advocates in oil-rich eastern Libya have announced the formation of their own regional administration.

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