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7 Dead in bombing at military barracks in Libya

Tripoli, Mar 17 (EFE).- At least seven soldiers died Monday and another 12 were wounded in a car-bomb attack at the main entrance to military barracks in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi. The explosion came on the day of commissioning a new group of officers who had been trained at this base, a source in the security forces told Efe. A medical authority at Central Hospital told Efe that six of the wounded were in critical condition and have been taken to Al-Jala Hospital, also in Benghazi.

Tanker with oil from rebel port returning to Libya: government

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - A tanker that loaded oil at a Libyan rebel port is on its way back to Libya after U.S. Navy forces seized it, the Libyan government said on Monday. The crew is safe and would be dealt with in line with Libyan and international law, the government said in a statement, thanking the United States and Cyprus for their efforts to secure the tanker. (Reporting by Feras Bosalum and Ulf Laessing; editing by Jason Neely)

US Seals take control of rogue Libya oil ship

US Navy Seals boarded and took control of an oil tanker Monday that had loaded crude at a rebel-held port in eastern Libya and escaped to sea, the Pentagon said. The weak Tripoli government's failure to halt the tanker had plunged the country into one of its biggest crises since Moamer Kadhafi was toppled by a NATO-backed uprising in 2011, with parliament ousting Prime Minister Ali Zeidan, who fled the country.

US Seals take control of rogue Libya oil ship

US Navy Seals boarded and took control of a North Korea-flagged tanker that had loaded crude oil at a port held by rebels in eastern Libya, the Pentagon said Monday. No one was hurt "when US forces, at the request of both the Libyan and Cypriot governments, boarded and took control of the commercial tanker Morning Glory, a stateless vessel seized earlier this month by three armed Libyans," Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby said in a statement.

Tanker that loaded oil in Libyan rebel port still in Mediterranean Sea: minister

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - A tanker that loaded oil at a Libyan port held by rebels is still sailing in the Mediterranean Sea, a government minister said on Sunday, contradicting claims by the rebels that it had reached its destination. The rebels, in the east of the country, who are calling for a greater share of oil wealth and autonomy, managed last week to load crude onto a 37,000 metric ton-tanker, which escaped the Libyan navy, embarrassing the weak central government and prompting parliament to vote the prime minister out of office.

Libyan militias capture 70 Egyptians in Tripoli

Cairo, Mar 14 (EFE).- Libyan militias are holding more than 70 Egyptian citizens in Tripoli, Egypt's Foreign Ministry said Friday. The Egyptians were taken into custody in three different districts of the Libyan capital by armed men wearing military uniforms. "Libyan authorities have informed Egypt that the reason the Egyptians were detained was to determine whether they had valid residency documents, given the state of insecurity Libya is going through," the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said.

Libya weapons maybe trafficked to terrorists: UN panel

Libya's anti-aircraft weapons have been trafficked to neighboring countries and risk landing in the hands of terrorists, a UN-commissioned report said on Thursday. An independent panel monitoring UN sanctions on Libya said they are worried that some of Libya's arsenal of shoulder-launched anti-aircraft weapons have been trafficked to Chad, Mali, Tunisia, and Lebanon. Illicit efforts have also been made to send the weapons to opposition groups in Syria, the panel wrote in their report to the world body.

North Korea denies role in tanker loaded with crude at rebel-held Libya port

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea on Thursday denied any responsibility for an oil tanker that loaded crude from a Libyan rebel-held port and fled the OPEC member state's attempt to seize it, saying the vessel that carried its flag was linked to an Egyptian firm. The incident marked the first sale of Libyan crude bypassing the government and was a huge humiliation for Tripoli as it struggled to rein in armed militias who helped oust dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 but want to grab power and oil revenues.

North Korea denies role in tanker loaded with crude at rebel-held Libya port

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea denied on Thursday any responsibility for an oil tanker that loaded crude from a Libyan rebel-held port and fled the OPEC member state's attempt to seize it, saying the vessel that carried its flag was operated by an Egyptian firm. The incident marked the first sale of Libyan crude bypassing the government and was a huge humiliation for Tripoli as it struggled to rein in armed militias who helped oust dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 but want to grab power and oil revenues.

Violence in Libya since Kadhafi overthrow

Events during the restive period since Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi was captured and killed in October 2011, and where rebels now control key oil terminals: -- 2011-- - Oct 20: Kadhafi captured and killed while trying to flee Sirte, his home town and the last major city to fall to NATO-backed rebels who rose up against his regime nine months earlier. - Oct 23: The former rebel National Transitional Council (NTC) declares Libya's "total liberation" and says more than 30,000 people were killed in the conflict. -- 2012--
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