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  • US bombers strike Islamic State camps in Libya

    January 19, 2017 12:25 PM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Air Force B-2 bombers and drones attacked a pair of Islamic State military camps in Libya, seeking to eliminate extremists who had escaped the former IS stronghold of Sirte, the Pentagon announced on Thursday. Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said in a statement that the camps were... more »
  • Italy says 2 kidnapped Italians, 1 Canadian freed in Libya

    November 5, 2016 11:26 AM

    ROME - Italy's Foreign Ministry says two Italians and a Canadian citizen who had been kidnapped in Libya have been freed and returned safely to Italy. The ministry said the three men were "liberated" in southern Libya during the night and brought early Saturday on a special flight to Italy.... more »
  • Pope prays for peace in Syria, Libya

    December 25, 2015 10:40 AM

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis is praying that peace processes for Syria and Libya will succeed in ending the suffering of the people of those countries. Speaking from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica, the pope today denounced the ongoing conflicts in Africa, the Middle East and Ukraine --... more »
  • Official: IS leader in Libya likely killed in US airstrike

    November 14, 2015 2:54 PM

    WASHINGTON - An American airstrike has targeted and likely killed a top Islamic State leader in Libya, in a strike that happened just as the Paris terrorist attacks were underway, the Pentagon said Saturday. Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said the U.S. strike targeted Abu Nabil, also known as Wissam... more »
  • House Dem leader: Shut down GOP-led Benghazi committee

    October 1, 2015 12:13 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Democratic leader in the House says the committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya is "unethical" and called on Republicans to shut down the panel. Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California made the comments on Thursday amid the fallout from Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's suggestion that... more »
  • Woman dissed Hillary Clinton in death

    August 19, 2015 9:24 PM

    RUNNEMEDE, NEW JERSEY- A woman used her obituary to take a swipe at Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton. The obit about Elaine Fydrych says "Elaine requests, 'In lieu of flowers, please do not vote for Hillary Clinton.'" Her husband says Fydrych was a registered Democrat and not "a political... more »
  • Democrats, Republicans spar over Benghazi investigation

    January 27, 2015 2:40 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Promises of bipartisanship and cooperation in a congressional investigation have turned into finger pointing and accusations of political grandstanding and power plays eight months later. A special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, began last year with an encouraging tone. But as the... more »
  • Militia says it 'secured' US compound in Libya

    August 31, 2014 11:16 AM

    TRIPOLI, Libya - An Islamist-allied militia group says it has "secured" a U.S. Embassy compound in Libya's capital, more than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over ongoing fighting. An Associated Press journalist walked through the compound Sunday after the Dawn of Libya, an umbrella group for... more »
  • Officials: Egypt, UAE behind airstrikes in Libya

    August 26, 2014 10:36 AM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. officials say Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly carried out airstrikes against Islamist militias inside Libya. They say the United States wasn't notified in advance of the attacks. One official says the two countries and Saudi Arabia have been supporting a renegade general's effort for months... more »

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