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April 2016 - Libya Special Weapons News
- Pentagon shifts to Libya for airstrikes on Daesh Press TV 29 Apr 2016 -- The United States military has deployed spy drones to Libya where the Pentagon's latest shift over Daesh (ISIL) will reportedly see added air fire against militants in the North African state.
- Libya: UN envoy 'deeply concerned' by terrorist attacks on oil fields UN News 27 Apr 2016 -- The most senior United Nations official in Libya today said he is deep concerned by recent incursions by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) into Libya's oil crescent region and by attacks carried on oil fields.
- US Backs NATO Force Off Libya as Migrant Numbers Soar VOA 26 Apr 2016 -- A NATO-led mission aimed at stemming the flow of migrants from Libya to Europe could be up and running by July, according to the Italian government. There are fears the numbers of migrants could soar as the route through Greece and the Balkans remains blocked.
- UK may take military action in Libya if requested Press TV 24 Apr 2016 -- The United Kingdom has raised the possibility of using military force in Libya to help legitimate Libyan authorities bring the security situation in the country under control.
- Libya army liberates key eastern city from Daesh militants Press TV 22 Apr 2016 -- Forces loyal to Libya's internationally-recognized government have pushed Daesh out of the key eastern city of Derna, with the terrorists fleeing to their main stronghold in Sirte.
- Libya: UN envoy calls for safe evacuation of civilians caught up in Benghazi fighting UN News 21 Apr 2016 -- The head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) today called on all the warring parties in Benghazi to ensure that civilians are protected, also urging them to allow and facilitate the safe and immediate exit of all civilians who are trapped in areas affected by fighting.
- Europeans Ponder Security Mission for Libya as Fighting Wracks Tripoli VOA 18 Apr 2016 -- European Union foreign and defense ministers will meet late Monday in Luxembourg to discuss a plan to send security personnel to Tripoli to help train police and border guards for Libya's new U.N.-endorsed unity government.
- NATO to help Libya security if requested: Deputy chief Press TV 16 Apr 2016 -- The NATO deputy secretary general says the military alliance is ready to help the new UN-sponsored Libyan government in building up security institutions if requested.
- Deteriorating security forces four Libya oilfields to close Press TV 12 Apr 2016 -- Four oilfields have been shut down and employees in a fifth oilfield have gone on strike in Libya over fears that the Daesh terrorist group may attack the facilities.
- Italian Foreign Minister in Tripoli for Meeting with New Libyan Government VOA 12 Apr 2016 -- Italy's foreign minister arrived in Tripoli on Tuesday in support of the new United Nations-backed government, marking the first visit by a top Western official since 2014.
- UN envoy urges Libyan House of Representatives to vote on national unity government UN News 09 Apr 2016 -- Welcoming yesterday's executive meeting of the House of Representatives, the United Nations envoy for Libya today called on the House to convene in the Libyan port city of Tobruk over the coming days to vote on the national unity government.
- Islamic State Threat in Libya 'Almost Exaggerated' - for Now VOA 08 Apr 2016 -- Some U.S. and Western officials say Islamic State is having trouble entrenching itself in Libya despite a concerted effort over the past year, but they warn that the terror group's persistence will pay off if left unchecked.
- Libya: senior UN relief official calls for independent probe into migrant deaths at detention centre UN News 06 Apr 2016 -- Expressing deep regret and concern over the deaths of four migrants from Sub-Saharan Africa in a detention centre in al-Zawiya, Libya, the senior United Nations humanitarian official in that country has called today for an independent, impartial and full investigation into their deaths.
- Libya's Tripoli Government Backs Down from Promise to Disband VOA 06 Apr 2016 -- The odds of a unity government taking hold in Libya got smaller Wednesday when the rival Tripoli-based administration backed down from its promise to give up power.
- Analysts: Libya's New UN-Brokered Government Faces Daunting Task VOA 05 Apr 2016 -- Libya's U.N.-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) is off to a better than expected start in the few days since its six-strong Presidency Council arrived in Tripoli on board a boat from neighboring Tunisia "promising to turn the page" and restore order to the country.
- Libya's Tripoli-based Government Disbands for UN's Unity Government VOA 05 Apr 2016 -- One of two rival Libyan governments says it is disbanding to make way for the new U.N.-brokered unity government.
- Libya: Security Council welcomes Presidency Council's arrival in Tripoli UN News 01 Apr 2016 -- The United Nations today welcomed the arrival in the Libyan capital of Prime Minister Fayez Serraj and other members of the Presidency Council of the Government of National Accord.
- 10 Libyan cities pledge allegiance to new unity govt. Press TV 01 Apr 2016 -- Ten Libyan cities controlled by a self-declared authority in Tripoli have pledged their support to the UN-backed unity government of the country, which has moved into the capital.
- Libyan Interim PM Says No Clashes Amid Unity Gov't Arrival in Tripoli Sputnik 01 Apr 2016 -- The situation in Libya's capital Tripoli is volatile, but no clashes have taken place following the arrival of Presidential Council members, the Libyan interim government's Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj said Thursday.
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