Monday, 25 August 2014

What's in the Headlines?

Unidentified air strikes kill 15 fighters in Libya

15 fighters have been killed and 30 others have been wounded by air strikes carried out by unidentified fighter jets. The air strikes targeted several militia positions in Tripoli, including the Interior ministry. The Libyan government has directed the military to investigate the source of the unknown air strikes. The air strikes came hours after forces from the city of Misrata said they had seized the main airport.

Most of Libya's neighbours met in Cairo today to discuss responses to the latest Libyan crisis. Fighting has greatly intensified in recent weeks as General Khalifa Haftar has declared war on Islamist militant forces in the war torn country. The General’s forces have been carrying out attacks on a group called Operation Dawn, which is the group who claimed to have captured the airport in Misrata.

The recent fighting has been reported as the worst seen since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

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