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Americans leave Tripoli, first time since Moammar Gadhafi

American embassy staff left Tripoli on July 26 and traveled overland to neighboring Tunisia. Embassy operations in Tripoli will be suspended until the security situation improves, it said. Tripoli has been embroiled for weeks in inter-militia violence that has killed … Continue reading

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Gen. Hifter to reorganize Libyan Army within 100 days

100-day timetable will give new recruits enough time to train and reorganize after the eight-month civil war that ended with Moammar Gadhafi’s death in October. Gen. Khalifa Hifter, the commander of the Libyan national army, said he believes it will … Continue reading

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Libyan Army Commander caught in firefight at Tripoli Airport

Libya’s military said December 11 that ex-rebels have tried for a second time to assassinate the country’s new army commander, as the two groups clashed near the capital’s airport. The rebels denied the claim. Fighters from the western mountain town … Continue reading

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Libya: Americans train for Khalifa Hifter

Jerry Erwin Vancouver, Wash. insists his motives are more altruistic and that he is not being paid. He went to Libya in early May, he says, because he was “impressed with the Libyans’ struggle against a dictator.” Having served with … Continue reading

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Libyan National Transitional Council: still no agreed defense chief

With the ruling National Transitional Council deadlocked in its attempts to agree an executive committee,with council president Mustafa Abdul Jalil’s ally, Mahmoud Jabril, confirmed as foreign minister. But other key posts, including defence chief, are left unfilled.

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Free Libyan Forces: Khalifa Hifter vs Abdul Fattah Younes

General.Khalifa Hifter made it clear that he viewed Gen. Abdul Fattah Younes as an officer who was serving in a support or logistical role, and he explicitly blamed him for a string of humiliating retreats by rebels along the seesawing … Continue reading

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