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UN envoy warns against military intervention in Libya

Foreign military intervention in Libya will only exacerbate the war-torn country’s already dire humanitarian crisis, according to UN deputy envoy to Libya Ali al-Zaatari. ​ In an exclusive interview with Anadolu Agency, Zaatari said that the Libyan crisis appeared to be worsening. "Any...

Libyan soldiers killed as army presses gains in Benghazi

Seven soldiers were killed on Friday in clashes with Islamist militants in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, where military forces are pressing to consolidate recent gains, an army commander said. Military forces allied to Libya's eastern government have long been battling Islamists and...

Libya forces make key Benghazi gains

 Forces loyal to Libya's internationally recognised government seized a key central neighbourhood of second city Benghazi from Islamist militias on Tuesday, the military said. The advance came as Libya's parliament again failed to vote on a UN-backed unity government...