Rami Musa, The Associated Press

  • A U.S. amphibious hovercraft departs with evacuees from Janzur, west of Tripoli, Libya, Sunday, April 7, 2019. (Mohammed Omar Aburas/AP)
    US withdraws troops from Libya amid rival militias fighting near capital

    The United States said Sunday it has temporarily withdrawn some of its forces from Libya due to “security conditions on the ground,” as a Libyan military commander’s forces advanced toward the capital, Tripoli, clashing with rival militias.

  • A general view shows an oil facility in the northern oil rich Libyan town of al-Buraqah on January 12, 2017. The deeply tribal nation has been sharply divided since the 2011 ouster of longtime dictator Moamer Kadhafi, with rival militias vying for influence and control of oil resources. / AFP / Abdullah DOMA (Photo credit should read ABDULLAH DOMA/AFP/Getty Images)
    Eastern Libya forces strike from air, aim to retake oil site

    Libyan armed forces based in the east launched more airstrikes Saturday against militias that seized oil terminals a day earlier, a spokesman said, accusing troops from the country's rival west of launching a war.

  • Senior Libyan al-Qaida leader reported slain in drone strike

    A senior al-Qaida leader was reportedly killed in a late-night drone strike that hit his home in Libya's remote south, a Libyan news agency said Tuesday. The strike was suspected to be the work of a Western military but a Pentagon spokesman denied it was carried out by the United States.

  • MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Aug. 1, 2016) Marines with 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), prepare an AV-8B Harrier II for launch on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) Aug. 1, 2016. 22nd MEU, embarked on the Wasp is conducting precision air strikes in support of the Libyan Government of National Accord-aligned forces against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya as part of Operation Odyssey Lightning. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Koby I. Saunders)
    U.S.-backed Libyan forces take over Islamic State HQ

    U.S.-backed Libyan forces said on Wednesday they have taken over the Islamic State group's headquarters in Sirte, the militants' final bastion in Libya, breaking a weeks-long stalemate with the help of U.S. airstrikes.

  • A picture taken on February 27, 2016 shows a car driving at night past damaged buildings after forces loyal to Libya's internationally recognised parliament retook the centre of the eastern coastal city of Benghazi following fierce fighting with armed groups including Islamic State (IS) jihadists. / AFP / ABDULLAH DOMA (Photo credit should read ABDULLAH DOMA/AFP/Getty Images)
    Libya militia downs helicopter, killing 2 French troops

    BENGHAZI, Libya — Officials in Libya said on Tuesday that an Islamist militia shot down a helicopter outside the eastern city of Benghazi, killing two French special forces troops who were onboard.