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US Embassy in Libya shut down, staff evacuated as violence grows

The US embassy in Libya has shut down and all diplomatic staff have been evacuated to neighboring Tunisia by military escort because of ongoing clashes and violence between rival militias sweeping the country. The State Department reported on the evacuation and violence in the region. Some 150 personnel including 80 Marines were moved across the border More...

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By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
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Benghazi suspect, Ahmed Abu Khatallah, detained with incident, Libya mad about arrest

Benghazi attack suspect Ahmed Abu Khatallah was watched by U.S. commandos, law enforcement and intelligence for days before his capture, several U.S. officials said Tuesday. Not a single shot was fired when the More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
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US State Department: Security situation in Libya remains unpredictable and unstable, recommends U.S. citizens ‘depart immediately’

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to Libya and recommends that U.S. citizens currently in Libya depart immediately.  Due to security concerns, the Department of State has limited More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, May 18th, 2014
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Khalifa Haftar leads Libyan National Army battling Islamists in Benghazi, families flee

A Libyan National Army led by a “renegade” retired general,  General Khalifa Haftar, fought for hours on Friday with Islamic extremists and told civilians on Saturday to evacuate Benghazi. General More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, February 27th, 2014
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Seven Egyptian Christians murdered ‘execution style’ in Libya

Seven Egyptians were shot in the head in Libya execution style, a security official said. A police officer told Reuters the bodies were found with gunshots to the head outside Benghazi in the east, where assassinations, More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
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‘Morgan Jones’ and 60 Minutes segment by Lara Logan highlights Benghazi events VIDEO

Under an alias to protect his identity Morgan Jones spoke with 60 Minutes, detailed the events of Benghazi and recounting his emotions as he discovered Ambassador Christopher Stevens had been killed by terrorists. The More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, October 6th, 2013
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US military captures al Qaeda leader Abu Anas al Libi in Libya and Al-Shabaab head in Somalia

The US military reportedly captured two high profile targets Saturday. Abu Anas al-Libi Saturday in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, U.S. forces captured Abu Anas al Libi, an al Qaeda leader wanted for his role in More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, September 19th, 2013
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Where is Libya today: anarchy and a 90 percent decrease in oil production

The “responsibility to protect” doctrine President Obama wants to use in Syria is the same one the US used in Libya – reports RT. Two years after the NATO “humanitarian intervention,” More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
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Benghazi whistleblower Gregory Hicks says he’s been ‘punished’ for speaking out

The State Department’s second in command during the Libya assault which left Ambassador Christopher Stevens dead says he’s being punished for speaking out on the Benghazi details. Gregory Hicks appeared on ABC More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, August 20th, 2013
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John Kerry clears 4 State Department workers faulted in Benghazi investigation, they now return to work

The four State Department officials put on administrative leave following the September 11 terrorist attack in Benghazi have been allowed back on the job after being cleared by Secretary of State John Kerry to return. Sec. More...

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