US begins withdrawing troops from Libya as fighting rages

Libya’s UN-backed government says 21 people have been killed and 27 wounded as Gen. Khalif Haftar’s army advances on Tripoli with the aim of capturing the capital. US and other international powers are evacuating personnel from Libya. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for an immediate halt in fighting and talks to start. Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj accused Haftar of attempting a coup and vowed to face him with force. Gen Haftar’s forces said they had lost 14 fighters, but had captured Tripoli airport which has not functioned for five years. His Libyan National Army, which controls eastern Libya, is backed by Egypt, the UAE, France and Russia.


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4 thoughts on “US begins withdrawing troops from Libya as fighting rages

  • Apr 8, 2019 @ 17:16 at 17:16

    Libya is a country with Islam.
    This opens a great opportunity for a true great Libyan democracy in the future.
    Indeed, that very moment the next Ice Age will settle in, the whole Sahara will turn into a temperate region, with green forests and large rivers. People will be busy as bees to work on rice fields and in fishing salmon.
    Just wait and see.
    The future is almost here.

  • Apr 9, 2019 @ 2:55 at 2:55

    American should favor the faction disfavored by Iran.

    • Apr 9, 2019 @ 4:47 at 4:47

      What American troops have been in Libya? Marines attached to diplomatic missions are not considered “troops on the ground.” Very misleading headline.


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