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Libya’s President Says Attack on US ‘Pre-Planned’

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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Libya’s president says the attack that resulted in the deaths of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was a “pre-planned attack of terrorism.” In a Wednesday interview with the U.S.-based “NBC News,” President Mohammed el-Magarief said the attack had nothing to do with protests against an anti-Islam […]

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Libyan Army Begins to Disband Militias

Posted September 23rd, 2012 at 8:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Libya’s military says it has raided several militia compounds in and around the capital, Tripoli, after the country’s interim leader ordered the disbanding of all unauthorized militias. The Sunday raids came the day after National Assembly President Mohammed el-Magarief vowed to dissolve all militias and military camps operating outside the control of the government. On […]

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Libya President Orders Disbanding of Illegal Militias

Posted September 23rd, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Libya’s interim leader has ordered the disbanding of all unauthorized militias, following large-scale protests and growing public anger over their existence. National Assembly President Mohammed el-Magarief vowed to dissolve all militias and military camps operating outside the control of the state. His announcement came after authorities took control of militia bases in the eastern city […]

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Libyan Government Takes Control Of Militia Bases After Deadly Clashes

Posted September 22nd, 2012 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Libyan authorities have taken control of militia bases in the eastern city of Benghazi, following unrest that left 11 people dead and more than 60 others wounded. The clashes outside the jihadist militia compounds followed large-scale protests Friday in which tens of thousands of Libyan marched through Benghazi, demanding the dissolution of the militant groups. […]

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11 Killed in Libyan Clashes

Posted September 22nd, 2012 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Libyan authorities pushed back angry crowds attacking militia bases in Benghazi Saturday, in unrest that killed at least 11 people and wounded more than 60 others. Earlier, Libyan protesters ousted the jihadist militia Ansar al-Shariah from its headquarters and seized the bases of other armed militias in Benghazi. The violence came after tens of thousands […]

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2 Killed in Libyan Protester-Militia Clashes

Posted September 22nd, 2012 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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Libyan protesters ousted a jihadist militia from its headquarters and seized a few other paramilitary bases in Benghazi early Saturday in clashes that left at least two people dead. The capture of the Ansar al-Shariah militia compound and the bases of other armed Islamic extremist groups came after tens of thousands of Libyans marched through […]

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2 Killed in Libyan Protester-Militia Clashes

Posted September 22nd, 2012 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Libyan protesters ousted a jihadist militia from its headquarters and seized a few other paramilitary bases in Benghazi early Saturday in clashes that left at least two people dead. The capture of the Ansar al-Shariah militia compound and the bases of other armed Islamic extremist groups came after tens of thousands of Libyans marched through […]

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Libyan Protesters Evict Militiamen From Compound

Posted September 21st, 2012 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of protesters stormed the compound of one of Libya’s strongest armed Islamic extremist groups in Benghazi on Friday, in the wake of the assault that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans. The armed men at the base for the Ansar al-Shariah militia fired into the air to disperse the crowd, but eventually […]

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Thousands March Against Militias in Libya

Posted September 21st, 2012 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Libyans marched through Libya’s second city, Benghazi, to demand the disbanding of powerful armed gangs, in the wake of the assault that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans. At the same time Friday, far fewer supporters of the ultraconservative Salafist group also gathered to protest against a U.S.-made film that mocks […]

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Obama Attends Ceremony for Americans Killed in Libya

Posted September 14th, 2012 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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President Barack Obama says the United States will be resolute in protecting its embassies while attending a ceremony marking the return of the bodies of four Americans killed in Libya this week. President Obama said these are “difficult days” for the United States but he said America will never stop working for the world and […]

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