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Manchester attack probe: 16 people in detention

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Manchester attack probe: 16 people in detention

- LONDON: A total of 16 people are in detention in Britain and Libya over the May 22 suicide bombing at a pop concert in the English city of Manchester by a British-born man of Libyan origin. A teenage boy and a woman arrested by British police this week have since been released without charge, leaving 14 in British custody. In Libya, the father and brother of the bomber, Salman Abedi, are also in detention

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Tags: Law Enforcement |  Detention | 
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Son of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi has warned the UK faces unprecedented wave of terror from Libya

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Son of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi has warned the UK faces unprecedented wave of terror from Libya

- THE son of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi has warned the UK faces an unprecedented wave of terror from Libya. Khaled al-Megrahi claimed Western Powers had left a power vacuum in Libya after ridding the country of the feared Colonel Gaddafi in 2011. The 32-year-old shared the chilling warning from his home in Tripoli announcing the UK had brought the Manchester terror attack – which left – upon itself

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Warplanes carry out three strikes on Libya's Derna - witness

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Warplanes carry out three strikes on Libya's Derna - witness

- BENGHAZI, Libya: Warplanes launched three air strikes on the Libyan city of Derna on Monday, a witness said, days after Egypt attacked camps there, saying it was targetting militants responsible for killing Egyptian Christians. There was no immediate confirmation of Monday's strikes from officials in Libya or neighbouring Egypt, nor any claim of responsibility for the raid on the city at the eastern end of Libya's Mediterranean coast

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Tags: Weapons |  Warplanes | 
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Egyptian warplanes carry out more air strikes on terror camps in Libyan city of Derna

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Egyptian warplanes carry out more air strikes on terror camps in Libyan city of Derna

- BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Warplanes carried out three air strikes on the Libyan city of Derna on Monday (May 29), a witness said, days after Egypt launched strikes on militant camps there which it said trained the terrorists responsible for an attack on Egyptian Christians. On Friday (May 26), Egyptian fighter jets struck Derna just hours after masked militants boarded vehicles en route to a monastery and opened fire at close range on Coptic Christian travellers in the southern Egyptian province of Minya, killing 29 and wounding 24

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Tags: Wars |  Terrorism |  Terror |  Militants |  Weapons |  Attacks |  Air attacks |  Warplanes | 
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After UK, Egypt attacks, Libya seen as militants’ haven

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After UK, Egypt attacks, Libya seen as militants’ haven

- BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The Libya connection in the May 22 Manchester concert suicide bombing and Friday’s attack on Christians in Egypt has shone a light on the threat posed by militant Islamic groups that have taken advantage of lawlessness in the troubled North African nation to put down roots, recruit fighters and export jihadists to cause death and carnage elsewhere

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Tags: Wars |  Militants | 
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Libya extremist group Ansar al-Sharia, 'weakened' by fighting, announces dissolution

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Libya extremist group Ansar al-Sharia, 'weakened' by fighting, announces dissolution

- TRIPOLI (AFP) - The Libyan extremist group Ansar al-Sharia, which is linked to Al-Qaeda and deemed a terrorist organisation by the UN and United States, announced its "dissolution" in a communique published online on Saturday (May 27). Washington accuses the group of being behind the Sept 11, 2012 attack on the US consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi in which ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed

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Tags: Wars |  Extremists | 
Places: Africa |  N Africa |  Maghreb |  Libya |  United States |  Singapore |  Tripoli |  Tripoli | 

Egypt launches air strikes in Libya after attack on Christians

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Egypt launches air strikes in Libya after attack on Christians

- MINYA (Egypt) • Egyptian air raids over Libya have destroyed several camps that trained the militants who killed dozens of Christians in southern Egypt last Friday, the Egyptian military said yesterday. Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the attack that left 29 Coptic Christians dead and wounded 24 in the Egyptian province of Minya. It was the latest assault directed at Egypt's increasingly embattled Christian minority, following two church bombings last month that killed more than 45, also claimed by the group

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Tags: Wars |  Jihadists |  Abrahamic Religions |  Christianity |  Attacks |  ISIS |  Air attacks | 
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Libya jihadist group Ansar al-Sharia announces dissolution

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Libya jihadist group Ansar al-Sharia announces dissolution

- TRIPOLI: The Libyan jihadist group Ansar al-Sharia, which is linked to Al-Qaeda and deemed a terrorist organisation by the UN and United States, announced its “dissolution” in a communique published online on Saturday. Washington accuses the group of being behind the September 11, 2012 attack on the US consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi in which ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed

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Libyan Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia says it is dissolving

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Libyan Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia says it is dissolving

- CAIRO: Libyan Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia, a group linked to Al-Qaeda, is formally dissolving itself, it said in a statement on Saturday. The group, which Washington says was behind the 2012 Benghazi attack that killed the U.S. ambassador Christopher Stevens, had been at war with Khalifa Haftar's eastern-based Libyan National Army. The group said its decision came on the back of heavy losses that have wiped out its leadership and decimated its fighters, according to the statement

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Manchester attack: Police name suspected bomber as UK-born Salman Abedi

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Manchester attack: Police name suspected bomber as UK-born Salman Abedi

- London: British police have confirmed the name of the suspected suicide bomber behind the terrorist attack at a concert in Manchester that killed 22 people on Monday night. He has been identified as 22-year-old Salman Abedi, believed to have been born in Manchester to Libyan refugee parents. The London Telegraph newspaper said Abedi was the second youngest of four children whose family fled Libya and the Gaddafi regime

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Egypt says Christian massacre attackers trained in Libya

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Egypt says Christian massacre attackers trained in Libya

- Cairo (AFP) - Egypt said Saturday attackers who massacred Christians near a monastery had trained in militant camps in Libya which it targeted with air strikes, after the Islamic State group claimed responsibility. The air force loyal to Egypt-backed Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar said it had joined the Egyptian air strikes on Friday following the attack on Copts that killed 29 people

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Tags: Wars |  Massacre |  Attacks |  Air attacks | 
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Egypt launches air strikes in Libya after Minya attack

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Egypt launches air strikes in Libya after Minya attack

- Egyptian air force planes have carried out six strikes directed at camps near Derna in Libya, where armed men responsible for a deadly attack on Christians are believed to have trained, Egyptian military sources say. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi announced on Friday that he had directed strikes against what he called "terrorist camps", declaring in a televised address that states that sponsored terrorism would be punished

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Tags: Wars |  Attacks |  Air attacks | 
Places: Africa |  N Africa |  Egypt |  Maghreb |  Libya |  Malta | 

Niger tells G7 to urgently 'put out Libyan cauldron', do more on aid

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Niger tells G7 to urgently 'put out Libyan cauldron', do more on aid

- Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou called on the leaders of the Group of Seven nations to take urgent measures to end the Libyan crisis and derided them for not keeping to aid promises to fight poverty in West Africa's poorest regions. Niger, which adjoins Libya to the south and has fought Islamists at home, is increasingly concerned about the situation in the North Africa country where rival governments oppose each other leaving a power vacuum that has enabled Islamist groups to establish a foothold in the country

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Rival militias clash in Libyan capital, leaving 28 dead

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Rival militias clash in Libyan capital, leaving 28 dead

- Residents heard loud explosions, gunfire and tanks rolling down the streets. At least 28 people were killed in fierce clashes between rival militias in Libya, the Ministry of Health said. The fighting in Libya's capital of Tripoli injured 130 others and officials said they expect more casualties. Violence began Friday when anti-government militias launched an offensive called "Libya pride" against the United Nations-backed Government of National Accord (GNA)

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Tags: Wars |  Militia | 
Places: Africa |  N Africa |  Maghreb |  Libya |  United States | 

Rival militias clash in Libyan capital, leaving 28 dead

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Rival militias clash in Libyan capital, leaving 28 dead

- Residents heard loud explosions, gunfire and tanks rolling down the streets. At least 28 people were killed in fierce clashes between rival militias in Libya, the Ministry of Health said. The fighting in Libya's capital of Tripoli injured 130 others and officials said they expect more casualties. Violence began Friday when anti-government militias launched an offensive called "Libya pride" against the United Nations-backed Government of National Accord (GNA)

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Tags: Wars |  Militia | 
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Rival militias clash in Libyan capital, leaving 28 dead

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Rival militias clash in Libyan capital, leaving 28 dead

- Residents heard loud explosions, gunfire and tanks rolling down the streets. At least 28 people were killed in fierce clashes between rival militias in Libya, the Ministry of Health said. The fighting in Libya's capital of Tripoli injured 130 others and officials said they expect more casualties. Violence began Friday when anti-government militias launched an offensive called "Libya pride" against the United Nations-backed Government of National Accord (GNA)

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Tags: Wars |  Militia | 
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Rival militias clash in Libyan capital, leaving 28 dead

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Rival militias clash in Libyan capital, leaving 28 dead

- Residents heard loud explosions, gunfire and tanks rolling down the streets. At least 28 people were killed in fierce clashes between rival militias in Libya, the Ministry of Health said. The fighting in Libya's capital of Tripoli injured 130 others and officials said they expect more casualties. Violence began Friday when anti-government militias launched an offensive called "Libya pride" against the United Nations-backed Government of National Accord (GNA)

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Tags: Wars |  Militia | 
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    Son of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi has warned the UK faces unprecedented wave of terror from Libya

    , thesun.co.uk

    THE son of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi has warned the UK faces an unprecedented wave of terror from Libya. Khaled al-Megrahi claimed Western Powers had left a power vacuum in Libya after ridding the country of the feared Colonel Gaddafi in 2011. The 32-year-old shared the chilling warning from his home in Tripoli announcing the UK had brought the Manchester terror attack – which left – upon itself

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