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January 2014 - Libya Special Weapons News

  • Libya interior minister escapes assassination Iran Press TV 29 Jan 2014 -- Libya's Interior Minister Seddik Abdelkarim has escaped an assassination attempt in the capital Tripoli, reports say.
  • UN delivers aid to displaced Libyans in the South, urges end to violence UN News Centre 26 Jan 2014 -- The United Nations in Libya is preparing to deliver in the next 48 hours more food, medicines and other supplies to displaced families in Sabha, in the southern part of the country, the top UN humanitarian official in the country said expressing concern about the ongoing violence.
  • Two weeks of ethnic clashes kill 154 in Libya Iran Press TV 25 Jan 2014 -- The Libyan Health Ministry says two weeks of violent clashes in the country have killed at least 154 people and injured 463 more.
  • Libya Bankruptcy Warning Raises Concerns VOA 23 Jan 2014 -- Libyans like to say their country will one day be seen as "Dubai on the Mediterranean" -- rich, successful and advanced. But as their country struggles with a fitful political transition from autocracy to democracy amid storms of militia violence, political squabbling and lawlessness, they are now hearing for the first time talk that Libya could go bankrupt.
  • Clashes strain health services in Libya's south IRIN 21 Jan 2014 -- Clashes and insecurity in southern Libya are putting pressure on over-stretched health facilities as the government declares a state of emergency in the southern Fezzan region.
  • Libya declares state of emergency over unrest Iran Press TV 18 Jan 2014 -- Libya has declared a state of emergency in the country after heavily-armed gunmen temporarily seized a military base in the south.
  • Senate Intelligence Committee Releases Declassified Bipartisan Report on Benghazi Terrorist Attacks United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence 15 Jan 2014 -- The Senate Intelligence Committee today issued a declassified report on the September 11-12, 2012, terrorist attacks against U.S. personnel at the Temporary Mission Facility and CIA Annex in Benghazi, Libya. The committee found the attacks were preventable, based on extensive intelligence reporting on the terrorist activity in Libya—to include prior threats and attacks against Western targets—and given the known security shortfalls at the U.S. Mission.
  • Libya Chaos Worsens VOA 09 Jan 2014 -- Libya is plunging deeper into political turmoil with the country's beleaguered government warning foreign shippers against loading crude oil from terminals in the East of the country controlled by federalist militias, and a majority of Libya's fractious parliamentarians seemingly wanting to dismiss Prime Minister Ali Zeidan but unable to agree on a replacement.
  • Libya separatists to export oil in defiance of govt. Iran Press TV 08 Jan 2014 -- Eastern Libya separatists have announced plans to resume oil exports from key terminals they have blockaded for months in defiance of the central government in Tripoli.

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