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Libyan militia tighten control of Tripoli airport

Libyan militia fighters with anti aircraft guns and mortars fanned out across Tripoli's airport, transformed into a battlefield by two days of fighting that has cut the Libyan capital off from the outside world. US Secretary o

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Libyan militia tighten control of Tripoli airport

Libyan militia fighters with anti aircraft guns and mortars fanned out across Tripoli's airport, transformed into a battlefield by two days of fighting that has cut the Libyan capital off from the outside world. US Secretary o

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Libya's parliament moves to luxury hotel after attack

Libya's parliament moved to a luxury hotel on Tuesday until a powerful militia from the western city of Misrata can take up positions to protect its old building, which was attacked by gunmen on Sunday, a parliamentary spokesman said.

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Heavy fighting in Libyan capital as rival militia battle

Rival militiamen battled each other for hours with anti-aircraft guns and grenades across Tripoli on Thursday, killing at least one person and wounding 12 in the worst fighting for months in the Libyan capital. The second outbreak

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Thousands of Libyan gunmen sign up for police training

  Almost 6,000 gunmen have begun training to be policemen under a drive to disarm militias hindering Libya's democratic transition although many others cling to street powers won in toppling Muammar Gaddafi, the new interior

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More Libyan militias swept out of bases

  The two main Islamist militias in Derna, a city in eastern Libya known as an Islamist stronghold, withdrew from their five bases on Saturday and announced they were disbanding, residents said, a day after a militia was driven o

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Libyan militia swept out of Benghazi bases

A Libyan Islamist militia was swept out of the eastern city of Benghazi in a popular protest against the armed groups that ran into the early hours of Saturday morning, Reuters witnesses said. At least one person was killed and 20

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Sadr says to resist any US presence in Iraq

Anti-US Shi'ite cleric Moqtada Al-Sadr said he would resist any American presence in Iraq, including a civilian one, beyond year-end when all US forces depart nearly nine years after the invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein. Sadr, whos

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Sadr says to resist any US presence in Iraq

Anti-US Shi'ite cleric Moqtada Al-Sadr said he would resist any American presence in Iraq, including a civilian one, beyond year-end when all US forces depart nearly nine years after the invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein. Sadr, whos

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Iraq agrees to truce with Sadr militia

Iraq's government on Saturday agreed to a truce with the movement of Shi'ite cleric Moqtada Al-Sadr to halt weeks of fighting in eastern Baghdad between Shi'ite militia and security forces, officials said. The truce could end violence that

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