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Video: Libya Appoints Army to Control Militia Groups

Army officers have been appointed to take over two powerful militias in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, after the president ordered that all militias join the armed forces or disband. The move reflects increasing pressure on the government to control or disband the country's militias, many of which it had relied upon for securing […]

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Video: Libyan Forces Raid Militia Outposts

The Libyan army said it raided several militia outposts operating outside government control in the capital, Tripoli, while in the east, the militia suspected in the September 11 attack on the US Consulate said it had disbanded on orders of the country's president. President Mohammed el-Megaref said late Saturday all of the country's militias must […]

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Video: Can ex-Spy Chief Get Fair Trial in Libya?

Former Libyan spy chief Abdullah al-Senussi is now in custody in his home country after being extradited from Mauritania. He is accused of mass killings and torture during Gaddafi's rule, and is also wanted by France and the International Criminal Court, who want to take him to the Hague. Where and what charges should Senussi […]

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Video: Salafis Blamed for Libya Mosque Destruction

A mosque containing Sufi Muslim graves has been bulldozed in the centre of Tripoli, Libya, a day after Sufi shrines in the city of Zlitan were wrecked and a mosque library was burned. The demolition of the large Sha'ab mosque happened in broad daylight on Saturday, drawing condemnation from government officials and Libyans across the […]

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Video: Libya, The Aftermath of War

Libya is contaminated with hundreds of thousands of explosive remnants of war that threaten the safety of civilians and aid workers. If these bombs are not properly managed, they could end up in the wrong hands, jeopardizing Libya's recovery and international security. The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) is currently on the ground to […]