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France seeks Libya ceasefire as migrant centre comes under attack

France has in the past been supportive of eastern Libyan forces commander Khalifa Haftar, who launched an assault on Serraj's Tripoli base in early April under the banner of combatting terrorism and restoring order.

Militant attack kills 9 troops at Khalifa Haftar's army base

The officials said militants clashed Saturday with guards near an air base seized earlier this year by the Libyan National Army in the town of Sabha.

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Explosions in Libya capital after late night air strike

The violence spiked after the White House said on Friday that President Donald Trump spoke by with Haftar earlier in the week.

Air strikes and explosions hit Libyan capital

Authorities closed Tripoli's only functioning airport, cutting air links to a city of an estimated 2.5 million residents. The airport in Misrata, a city 200 km to the east, remained open.

What is happening in Libya?

Ever since Muammar Gaddafi was assassinated in 2011, dozens of militias led by multiple war-lords scrambled to occupy the power vacuum left behind by Gaddafi's ouster. As a result, Libya turned into a war zone with different militant leaders claiming the control of the North African nation.

Libya: Sushma Swaraj urges Indians stranded in Tripoli to leave immediately

Ever since the ouster and assassination of strongman Muammar Gaddafi, Libya has been in a state of civil war for the last eight years with multiple factions led by different warlords raising rebellions and claiming authority in different parts of the country.

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France blocks EU call to stop Haftar's offensive in Libya

Thousands of residents fled on Wednesday as Haftar's forces - called the Libyan National Army (LNA) - and troops loyal to the Tripoli government battled on the outskirts of Libya's capital.

Indian peacekeepers pulled out of Tripoli amid Libya escalation

A small contingent of American troops has been in Libya in recent years helping local forces combat Islamic State and al-Qaida militants, as well as protecting diplomatic facilities.

UN to hold Libya conference as planned despite surge in fighting: envoy

The United Nations aims to stage a conference in the southwestern town of Ghadames on April 14-16 to weigh elections as a way out of the country's factional anarchy, which has seen Islamist militants establish a toehold in some areas.

UN chief flys to eastern Libya to meet commander as fighters close in on capital

The advances by the Benghazi-based eastern forces marked a dramatic escalation of a power struggle that has dragged on in Libya since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

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Indians stranded in Libya reach Delhi

An Air India plane on Thursday brought back home about 200 Indians stuck in war-torn Iraq.

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