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Heavy fighting near seaport of Libyan city Benghazi, navy ship hit

Heavy fighting near seaport of Libyan city Benghazi, navy ship hit

(Reuters) - A Libyan navy ship was hit and 13 people killed during heavy fighting with aircraft and tanks on Monday between the army and Islamist militants near the port of Benghazi, residents of the Mediterranean city said. The battle was part of a wider conflict in the North...

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Libyan army urges residents of Benghazi port area to evacuate

Libyan army urges residents of Benghazi port area to evacuate

(Reuters) - Libya's army urged residents to evacuate a central district of Benghazi that is home to its seaport, a spokesman said on Sunday, as it prepares a military operation against Islamists in the country's second-largest city. At least 230 people have been killed since...

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Dozens of Libyans in eastern town pledge allegiance to Islamic State leader

Dozens of Libyans in eastern town pledge allegiance to Islamic State leader

CAIRO (Reuters) - Dozens of residents of a town in eastern Libya have pledged allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of Islamic State militants fighting in Syria and Iraq, according to a video and a resident. Around 50 young people could be seen in a video...

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Tunisia's Islamists down but not out after election defeat

Tunisia's Islamists down but not out after election defeat

(Reuters) - After Tunisia's Islamist party Ennahda conceded defeat in Sunday's parliamentary elections, there were no fireworks, concerts or cheering rallies outside the headquarters of its rival, the secular Nidaa Tounes alliance. Instead it was Ennahda's leader Rached...

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