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  • Premature to call Gadhafi's fall a policy vindication

    The mob that could not contain itself or wait to put Moammar Gadhafi on trial — that instead presided over his bloody end — is cut from the same cloth as their former dictator. They cannot possibly preside over Libya's affairs gently or justly. Hence, your editorial calling Mr. Gadhafi's end a vindication of President Barack Obama's policy in Libya is premature ("Death of a tyrant," Oct. 21).
  • Islamist militias seize main Libya airport as conflict deepens

    Islamist militias seize main Libya airport as conflict deepens
    Libya's main international airport has been captured by Islamist militants, the fighters and local news networks reported, as the country continued its descent into sectarian conflict and chaos. The Islamist groups, led by a militia from the western...

    Libyan forces loyal to renegade general claim Tripoli air strikes: officer

    BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - Libyan forces loyal to renegade General Khalifa Haftar are responsible for air strikes in the capital Tripoli, one of his senior officers told Reuters on Monday. Tripoli residents reported jets flying over the city after...

    U.N. chief Ban names Spanish diplomat as new Libya envoy

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday named Spanish diplomat Bernardino Leon as the world body's special envoy to Libya, which is experiencing the worst fighting between armed factions since the 2011 fall of Muammar...

    In Libya, Islamist rebels claim control of Benghazi

    In Libya, Islamist rebels claim control of Benghazi
    Islamist militias said they had taken control of Libya's second largest city, Benghazi, on Thursday, declaring it "an Islamic emirate." The announcement comes a day after the militant group Ansar al Sharia defeated government troops fighting alongside...