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May 2015 - Libya Special Weapons News

  • IS Claims Misrata Attack on Libya Dawn VOA 31 May 2015 -- On the western fringe of its self-declared caliphate, Islamic State militants detonated a car bomb near the Libyan city of Misrata Sunday, killing five people at a security checkpoint.
  • Libya: UN envoy hopes new draft of political deal can be agreed within four weeks UN News 29 May 2015 -- Libya is on the verge of economic collapse amid ongoing violence, political infighting and efforts by terrorists to "build strong bases" throughout the country, the envoy facilitating the United Nations efforts to restore peace there said as he briefed journalists on meetings held in Brussels discussing the situation in the North African country and efforts towards a political transition.
  • Libya: IS Stepping Stone to Europe? VOA 28 May 2015 -- A number of recent reports suggest that the Islamic State is not only making millions trafficking humans out of Libya, but smuggling its own fighters on boats headed across the Mediterranean to Europe. These reports have given added urgency to European Union ambitions to disrupt human smugglers and stem the flow of migrants into Europe – and to requests by the Libyan government for support.
  • Libya: UN condemns string of suicide attacks, urges continued political dialogue UN News 23 May 2015 -- The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has condemned a spate of suicide bombings committed by Islamist terrorists in what it says is a blatant effort to undermine the country's ongoing political dialogue.
  • Fresh violence claims 21 lives in two Libyan cities Press TV 21 May 2015 -- More than 20 people have reportedly been killed and dozens of others wounded in a fresh wave of violence in the Libyan cities of Benghazi and Misrata.
  • UN agency brings relief supplies to people displaced by conflict in western Libya UN News 21 May 2015 -- Ten trucks carrying vital relief supplies have crossed the border between Tunisia and Libya, as the United Nations hunger relief agency said today that it has resumed providing assistance in support of displaced people affected by the ongoing conflict in Libya.
  • International community must be proactive in helping Libya restore peace - ICC Prosecutor UN News 12 May 2015 -- With the security situation in Libya quickly deteriorating, the international community must be more proactive in exploring solutions in order to tangibly help the North African nation restore stability and strengthen accountability, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) told the United Nations Security Council today.

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