Armed force claims victory in Libyan migrant smuggling hub - TODAYonline

Armed force claims victory in Libyan migrant smuggling hubTODAYonlineTRIPOLI/TUNIS - An armed alliance involved in a three-week battle over the Libyan smuggling hub of Sabratha said it had taken control of the coastal city on Friday. A group called the Operations Room and its allies have been fighting the Anas al ...and more »

Libya pro-GNA force drives rival out of Sabratha - eNCA

eNCALibya pro-GNA force drives rival out of SabrathaeNCAMembers of the self-styled Libyan National Army, loyal to the country's east strongman Khalifa Haftar, fire their weapons in Benghazi's central Akhribish district on July 6, 2017. Photo: Abdullah DOMA / AFP. SABRATHA, Libya - A security force loyal to ...and more »

Libyan forces seize migrant smuggling hub - The Mercury News

The Mercury NewsLibyan forces seize migrant smuggling hubThe Mercury NewsThis photo taken in Sept. shows battle damage to Roman ruins in Sabratha, Libya.Rival Libyan militias have turned their guns against each other in fierce fighting that has killed dozens the past weeks and endangered Roman ruins in Sabratha. The ...and more »

Libyan Fighters Say They've Captured Smuggling Hub of Sabratha - Bloomberg

BloombergLibyan Fighters Say They've Captured Smuggling Hub of SabrathaBloombergAn alliance of Libyan fighters said it took the coastal city of Sabratha after three weeks of deadly clashes with a rival militia, highlighting the increasingly fractured landscape of the North African oil producer. The alliance, known as the Anti-ISIS ...and more »

Libyan force seizes control of migrant smuggling hub - ABC News

Libyan force seizes control of migrant smuggling hubABC NewsA Libyan armed group on Friday claimed victory over Italian-backed militias paid to stem the flow of migrants to Europe from the coastal city of Sabratha, a major launch pad for the perilous voyage across the Mediterranean. The Anti-ISIS Operations ...and more »

Italian effort to stop migrants fuels bloody battle in Libya - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Post-GazetteItalian effort to stop migrants fuels bloody battle in LibyaPittsburgh Post-GazetteCAIRO — It began when a Libyan militia paid by Italy to stop migrants heading to Europe intercepted a group of human traffickers offshore. That confrontation has spiraled into a weeks-long battle among rival militias for control of a Libyan coastal ...and more »

Italy deal to halt migration from Libya fuels deadly violence in Sabratha - The New Arab

The New ArabItaly deal to halt migration from Libya fuels deadly violence in SabrathaThe New ArabA deal between Italy and militias in the Libyan city of Sabratha to stop migration to Europe has sparked deadly clashes as rival armed groups seek to maintain their influence. Tags: Libya, Italy, Sabratha, migrants, GNA, Serraj, Anas al-Dabbashi. A ...and more »

Salafists loyal to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar control Sabratha, declare war on Tripoli - Libyan Express

Libyan ExpressSalafists loyal to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar control Sabratha, declare war on TripoliLibyan ExpressAs political parities gather in Tunisia for UN-brokered agreement, war rages on in west Libya. (Photo: Internet). After over 15 days of intense fighting in the coastal city of Sabratha, an alliance of Salafists forces, Madkhalists, and forces loyal to ...and more »