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Marshal Khalifa Haftar (C), the military leader of the Libyan National Army and Libya’s parallel parliament based in the eastern city of Tobruk returns from a visit to Russia on December 3, 2016. (AFP/Abdullah Doma)
January 04, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
Khalifa Haftar is the leader of the main rival government to the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA).
Forces loyal to the Libyan National Army (GNA) advance toward the area of Qanfudah, south of Benghazi, in Libya, November 30, 2016. (AFP/File)
January 04, 2017 - 09:38 GMT
The airstrike and preceding clashes between the two military forces has raised fears of an escalation of violence in Libya.
Libyan Red Crescent personnel work on recovering the bodies of 14 people thought to be migrants that were discovered in Khoms, some 120 kms east of Tripoli, on October 25, 2015. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
December 29, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Over the past months, many refugees from the Middle East and North Africa have lost their lives trying to reach Europe via the sea.
A member of the Libyan forces of the National Accord (GNA) patrols Sirte's Al-Giza Al-Bahriya district on December 20, 2016 after they drove Daesh out of its Libyan stronghold earlier this month. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
December 27, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
Tripoli's UN-backed government has so far failed to unite Libya's warring factions.
The Benghazi Brigades was established in June to support the Shura Council of Benghazi. (AFP/File)
December 27, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
According to a member of Al-Jufra’s provincial council, the airstrike targeted a Brigades-affiliated camp in the village of Hun (Al-Jufra’s regional capital).
A group of hostages is released from a hijacked Afriqiyah Airways plane in Malta on December 23, 2016. (AFP/Matthew Mirabelli)
December 26, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
The men diverted the internal Libyan flight, telling crew they had grenades.
A picture taken on December 23, 2016 shows a group of hostages being released in Valletta, Malta, from the Afriqiyah Airways A320 after it was hijacked from Libya. (AFP/Matthew Mirabelli)
December 24, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
An Afriqiyah Airways jet was hijacked and diverted to Malta.
The Airbus A320 was flying from Sebha in southwest Libya to capital Tripoli. (AFP/File)
December 23, 2016 - 11:58 GMT
The Afriqiyah Airways' plane is reportedly carrying 118 passengers.
National Public Radio (NPR) photojournalist David Gilkey and Afghan journalist and interpreter Zabihullah Tamanna (L) pictured in Afghanistan on June 2, 2016. (AFP/File)
December 20, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Nearly all of those killed were local journalists, rather than foreign correspondents.
Forces loyal to Libya's Government of National Accord (GNA) gather around a tank, as they attack the last positions of Daesh on September 3, 2016.  (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
December 18, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
Pro-government forces started a major offensive to dislodge Daesh from Sirte in May.
Forces loyal to the GNA walk in Sirte (Stringer/AFP)
December 14, 2016 - 09:23 GMT
The Presidential Guard is yet another armed group in an already divided nation.
Libyan protesters (Wikimedia Commons)
December 11, 2016 - 10:38 GMT
Protests have spread from social media to the street.
Despite the apparent victory in Sirte, Libya remains deeply divided, with the national unity government based in the capital Tripoli unable to gain recognition from the elected parliament based in the eastern city of Tobruk. (AFP/File)
December 06, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Another media official on the ground in Sirte as well as a Bunyan Marsous fighter, both of whom asked not to be quoted by name, confirmed the capture of the area.
Column of smoke billowing over Tripoli.. (AFP/File)
December 04, 2016 - 14:09 GMT
Over eight people, including civilians, have been killed and dozens injured after violence broke out in the city.
According to investigations, the 20 Egyptians received military training at the Daesh camps in Syria and Libya. (Screengrab from Daesh videos)
November 28, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
Egypt's armed forces carried out airstrikes against Daesh fighters in Libya last year, hours after Daesh released a video showing the beheadings of 21 Egyptian Copts in Libya.
Libyan rebels sit with an anti aircraft weapon in front of an oil refinery. (AFP/File)
November 28, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
“Libya is in such a dangerous economic situation, there is no way it can participate in OPEC production cuts for the foreseeable future/”