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  • Hundreds more Russian mercenaries flee western Libya: GNA forces

    05/26/2020 4:43:55 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 33 replies
    Al-Jazeera ^ | 5/25/20 | Khalifa Haftar
    Hundreds of Russian military contractors in Libya were evacuated on Monday after retreating from fighting on the capital's front lines, forces backing the unity government said. The claim comes after a series of setbacks for eastern-based military commander Khalifa Haftar's year-long offensive to seize Tripoli from the UN-supported Government of National Accord (GNA). "An Antonov 32 military cargo plane landed at Bani Walid airport to resume the evacuation of Wagner [Group] mercenaries who had fled southern Tripoli to an as-yet unconfirmed destination," pro-GNA forces wrote on Twitter. Pro-GNA forces said Monday some "1,500 to 1,600 mercenaries" had fled from the...
  • Libya: Tripoli sustains massive rocket attack; planes ablaze

    05/09/2020 3:17:12 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 39 replies
    aljazeera ^ | 5-9-2020 | aljazeera
    Shelling of Tripoli's airport hit fuel tanks and damaged passenger planes after forces loyal to Libya's renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar fired dozens of rockets into Tripoli. Six people were killed and dozens of others wounded in the attacks, the interior ministry said in a statement, which included as many as 80 rocket strikes.
  • Very Strong earthquake - Turkey - January 24, 2020

    01/24/2020 7:16:42 PM PST · by Norski · 25 replies
    Earthquake-Report.com ^ | January 24, 2020 | Armand Vervaeck
    Most important Earthquake Data: Magnitude : 6.8 Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown GMT/UTC Time : 2020-01-24 17:55:16 Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below. Beirut - Weak shaking Kayseri - All Chandeliers were shaking for 5 or 10 seconds Kayseri - Approximately one minute. No property damage. Kayseri - Approximately one minute. No property damage. Tripoli - Shaking lasted approximately 30 seconds. Enough to shake the chandelier. latakia - i was laying down and saw a ceiling light swing then i felt myself shake slightly, it lasted about 30 seconds Jdeideh...
  • What's behind Haftar's refusal to sign Libya deal?

    01/16/2020 8:21:52 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 10 replies
    AFP ^ | Issued on: 14/01/2020 - 17:44Modified: 14/01/2020 - 17:43 | AFP
    Military strongman Khalifa Haftar's reluctance to sign up to a Turkish-Russian orchestrated ceasefire accord underlines the complexity of Libya's conflict and pressures exerted by key foreign players, analysts say. He left Moscow on Tuesday without signing a permanent truce aimed at ending nine months of fighting against the UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) led by Fayez al-Sarraj. His abrupt departure was a setback for an international diplomatic push, after Sarraj had signed up to halting Haftar's offensive to seize Tripoli from the GNA. For Emad Badi of the Washington-based Middle East Institute, there are two plausible explanations for Haftar...
  • Reagan: Airstrike against Libya victory against terrorism (when reporting even by Helen Thomas wasn't biased)

    01/08/2020 7:25:36 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 8 replies
    UPI ^ | April 15, 1986 | Helen Thomas
    WASHINGTON, April 15, 1986 (UPI) -- The blistering U.S. airstrike against Libya was a victory in the global battle against terrorism, President Reagan said Tuesday, warning the United States is ready to repeat its message ''in the only language Khadafy seems to understand.'' As Reagan pledged he will not relent in his campaign to ''eradicate the scourge of terror in the modern world,'' reports from the Libyan capital of Tripoli said that Moammar Khadafy's 15-month-old adopted daughter was killed in the bombing and two of the Libyan leaders's sons were seriously hurt. After night fell in Tripoli Tuesday, the thud...
  • Reports: Up to 35 Russian Mercenaries Killed in Libya

    10/07/2019 4:29:09 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 11 replies
    Voice of AmericA ^ | October 4, 2019 | Jamie Dettmer
    MOSCOW - As many as 35 Russian mercenaries are reported to have been killed in Libya while they were fighting for Khalifa Haftar, the military general most associated with the rule of the late leader Muammar Gaddafi, who launched an offensive earlier this year on the Libyan capital of Tripoli, home to the country’s internationally-recognized government, according to a Russian media. The mercenaries are thought to work for the Wagner Group, a military contractor run by Yevgeny Prigozhin, a businessman nicknamed Putin’s Chef because he holds lucrative Kremlin catering contracts. Asked by VOA about the reports of the fatalities in...
  • Spectacular collision of suns will create new star in night sky in 2022

    01/06/2017 10:13:34 AM PST · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 6 January 2017 • 4:15pm | Sarah Knapton, Science Editor
    At the beginning of the 3rd century civil war raged in Britain as the Roman emperor Septimius Severus sought to quell unrest in the north. But unknown to the fighting cohorts and Caledonian tribes, high above their heads two stars were coming together in a huge cataclysmic explosion. Now 1800 years later the light from that collision will finally arrive on Earth creating a new star in the night sky - dubbed the ‘Boom Star - in an incredibly rare event which is usually only spotted through telescopes. Before their meeting the two stars were too dim to be seen...
  • Capt. James Lawrence "Don't Give Up the Ship!" Capt. Oliver Hazard Perry "We have met the enemy (TR)

    08/27/2019 11:22:32 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    American Minute ^ | August 23, 2019 | Bill Federer
    Capt. James Lawrence "Don't Give Up the Ship!" & Captain Oliver Hazard Perry "We have met the enemy, and they are ours!" Among the many U.S. Navy and Marine heroes confronting Tripoli's Muslim Barbary pirates was Captain James Lawrence. In 1804, Captain Lawrence was second-in-command, under Lieutenant Stephen Decatur, of an expedition to destroy the captured 36-gun frigate USS Philadelphia held in Tripoli's harbor. It had run aground on an uncharted sandbar. Muslim pirates captured it and were preparing to use it for piracy. James Lawrence also commanded the USS Enterprise which fought battles with the Tripolitan Corsairs along the...
  • Merkel demands that EU states resume illegal Muslim migrant naval pickup mission

    08/22/2019 10:23:44 PM PDT · by robowombat · 12 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | AUG 22, 2019 5:00 PM | CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS
    Germany’s Merkel demands that EU states resume illegal Muslim migrant naval pickup mission AUG 22, 2019 5:00 PM BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS Earlier this year, German Chancellor Angela Merkel backed out of Operation Sophia, which used naval vessels to rescue migrants in the Mediterranean. Her move was in response “to populist Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini’s policy of keeping ports closed to illegal migrants.” But now Merkel is calling “on members of the European Union (EU) to resume rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean using naval vessels.” Merkel doesn’t seem to think that her country has suffered enough from jihad attacks, the...
  • U.S. Removes Troops From Libya Amid Fighting in Capital As The Country Slides Toward Civil War

    04/07/2019 3:52:22 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 67 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 7, 2019 | Jared Malsin
    American military leaves as country stands on precipice of civil war, battle for Tripoli continues with airstrikes CAIRO—The U.S. military said it pulled a small contingent of American forces from Libya as the country teetered on the brink of full-scale civil war, with fighting continuing around the capital Tripoli.
  • America’s 233-Year-Old Shock at Jihad

    03/26/2019 9:56:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 3/26/2019 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Exactly 233 years ago this week, two of America’s founding fathers documented their first exposure to Islamic jihad in a letter to Congress; like many Americans today, they too were shocked at what they learned. Context: in 1785, Muslim pirates from North Africa, or “Barbary,” had captured two American ships, the Maria and Dauphin, and enslaved their crews. In an effort to ransom the enslaved Americans and establish peaceful relations, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams -- then ambassadors to France and England respectively -- met with Tripoli’s ambassador to Britain, Abdul Rahman Adja. Following this diplomatic exchange, they laid out...
  • Libya violence: Gunmen storm oil corporation building

    09/10/2018 7:42:39 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    BBC ^ | 10 September 2018
    An armed group has stormed the Tripoli headquarters of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) in Libya. Security forces clashed with the armed men at the landmark building in the centre of the city, and blasts and gunfire could be heard, witnesses say. A security official at the site said at least two staff members and two gunmen have been killed in the attack. Last week, the UN announced that a truce between warring militias had been agreed in the capital. A UN-backed government is nominally in power in Tripoli but militias occupy much of the rest of the country. …...
  • Death toll in Libya's Tripoli rises as fighting rages on

    09/04/2018 1:50:13 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    aljazeera.com ^ | 09/04/2018
    On August 27, fierce battles erupted in Tripoli's districts after the Seventh Brigade, an armed group based in Tarhouna, 65km southeast of the capital, launched a surprise offensive against rival militias. A truce was reached the next day but clashes resumed shortly after, forcing authorities to close Tripoli's only functioning airport. … On Monday, the social media website Facebook was blocked in Tripoli and the surrounding cities. Libyan utility LPTIC, which owns the two state-run telecoms firms, said in a statement that a lack of security had led to outages. Maintenance engineers were unable to reach some stations which had...
  • Desert Rat’s photo album charting unit’s journey from N. Africa to Germany in WWII

    04/23/2018 7:43:01 PM PDT · by Postman Pat · 6 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 23 April 2018 | Connor Boyd
    A Desert Rat's captivating photo album charting the iconic army unit's epic journey from the North African desert to Germany in the Second World War is being auctioned off. Sergeant Ronald Jenner, of the 7th Armoured Division, fought in North Africa, the Middle East, Italy, France, Holland, Belgium and Germany. His armoured car was one of the first to enter Tripoli during the North African campaign when the city was captured by the Allies in January 1943.
  • British firm secured Benghazi consulate contract with little experience (BO's outsourcing)

    10/15/2012 7:02:57 AM PDT · by Snuph · 10 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 14 Oct 2012 | Damien McElroy, Richard Spencer and Raf Sanchez
    A small British firm based in south Wales had secured a contract to provide security for American diplomatic facilities in Benghazi despite having only a few months experience in the country. Sources have told the Daily Telegraph that just five unarmed locally hired Libyans were placed on duty at the compound on eight-hour shifts under a deal that fell outside the State Department's global security contracting system. Blue Mountain, the Camarthen firm that won a $387,000 (Ł241,000) one year contract from the US State Department to protect the compound in May, sent just one British employee, recruited from the celebrity...
  • Caravan to Midnight: Benghazi Whistleblowers - The Story behind the cover up

    01/26/2017 9:15:00 PM PST · by LaDivaLoca · 24 replies
    Youtube ^ | January 26, 2017 | Ladivaloca
    We are whistleblowers as eye witnesses to the war crimes committed in Libya by Hillary Clinton. We are the official spokespersons for the tribes of Libya and have given actionable intelligence on the ground in Libya to the DIA who agent (Eric Maddox) was in our home many times. We have also had the FBI and CIA in our home (the CIA was brought into our home by Glenn Becks production company “The Blaze”) The CIA lady told us if we did not shut up about Libya we would have no life, at that point we went public. We brought...
  • Hijacked Libyan plane lands in Malta: Two hijackers threatened to bomb the plane

    12/23/2016 3:11:02 AM PST · by Cronos · 10 replies
    Times of Malta ^ | 23 Dec 2016 | Malta Time
    An Afriqiyah Airways A320 with around 120 people on board has just landed in Malta after it was hijacked. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat tweeted he is informed of a potential hijack situation of an internal Libyan flight diverted to Malta. Security and emergency operations were standing by. According to reports received by Times of Malta, the plane was on an internal flight from Sebha to Tripoli in Libya. A total of 111 passengers and a crew of seven are on board. The reports indicated that one hijacker is on board. He is claiming to be in possession of a hand...
  • Wikileaks: Podesta Warned Hillary to Stop Discussing Sensitive Info via Email

    11/03/2016 11:16:42 AM PDT · by Hadean · 16 replies
    Polizette.com ^ | Nov. 3, 2016 | Edmund Kozak
    An email released by WikiLeaks on Thursday provides new insight into Hillary Clinton’s carelessness with sensitive information in her emails and shows she was warned by close confidants to be more cautious — even long after leaving the State Department. WikiLeaks released a 2014 email conversation between Clinton and her current campaign Chairman John Podesta about the tactical situation in Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East. In what until today was the latest available email in the chain, Clinton stated that "there may be opportunities as the Iraqi piece improves." She also asked Podesta if he had "any idea...
  • New evidence: Email from Libya warned State Dept. NOT to lie and blame attack on video

    11/01/2015 6:39:56 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    BIZPAC Review ^ | 11/01/15 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Top U.S. State Department officials, including then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, were warned in an email not to blame the obscure “inflammatory” Internet video for the 2012 attack on Benghazi. That email was sent from the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, Libya three days after the September 11 attack, which resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, and two days before then-United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice blamed the event on the video while speaking to five Sunday talk shows, according to Fox News. “The film’s not as explosive of an issue here as it appears to be...
  • As oil output falls, Libya is on the verge of economic collapse

    04/18/2016 2:48:48 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 16 April 2016 | Sudarsan Raghavan
    The rapid deterioration of Libya’s oil-dependent economy is threatening the objectives of the country’s new Western-backed government and budding efforts to confront the Islamic State in North Africa, political and security analysts say. Within hours of arriving in Tripoli two weeks ago, the government made controlling the nation’s oil a priority. It persuaded a powerful militia to hand over three oil terminals, and the national oil company gave its support. But the road to securing Africa’s largest reserves is riddled with even greater obstacles, and bringing the battered industry back to its full potential promises to be a colossal mission....