RIVAL FACTIONS BATTLE FOR TRIPOLI

17th April 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Andrew Richards Libya has been plunged into chaos again, with forces loyal to a polarising military commander marching on the capital and trading fire with militias aligned with a weak UN-backed government. The battle for Tripoli could ignite civil war on the scale of the 2011 uprising that toppled and killed long-time dictator Muammar…

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MALTESE FORCES RETAKE TANKER HIJACKED BY MIGRANTS, FIVE ARRESTED

29th March 2019 . by incontext_adm

29 MARCH 2019 (SOURCE: AL JAZEERA)  – A Maltese special operations team boarded a tanker that had been hijacked by migrants rescued at sea and returned control to the captain before escorting it to a Maltese port. Five men suspected of being the leaders of the hijacking were arrested and taken away in a prison van…

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EU GOVERNMENTS COMPLICIT IN MIGRANT TORTURE IN LIBYA, SAYS AMNESTY

12th December 2017 . by incontext_adm

12 DECEMBER 2017 – European governments are knowingly complicit in the torture and abuse of refugees and migrants in Libya, Amnesty International has alleged. In an effort to stem migration, the EU is actively supporting a “system of abuse and exploitation” on Libyan shores, the group said in a report. EU funds are going to authorities…

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EGYPT RETALIATES FOR CHRISTIAN KILLINGS WITH AIRSTRIKES IN LIBYA

26th May 2017 . by incontext_adm

Following attacks on Coptic Christians in Egypt, government jets attacked positions in eastern Libya. The bombings were aimed at terrorist outposts, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said, adding that any form of state-sponsored terrorism should be punished. Anyone who attacks Egypt, whether they’re from inside or outside Egypt’s borders, will be targeted, the president added….

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