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Tripoli: Capital city in Greater Tripoli, Libya
Tripoli is the capital city and the largest city of Libya, with a population of about 1.158 million people in 2018. It is located in the northwest of Libya on the edge of the desert, on a point of rocky land projecting into the Mediterranean Sea and forming a bay. It includes the port of Tripoli and the country's largest commercial and manufacturing centre. It is also the site of the University of Tripoli. The vast Bab al-Azizia barracks, which includes the former family estate of Muammar Gaddafi, is also located in the city. Colonel Gaddafi largely ruled the country from his residence in this barracks.


Air strike hits biscuit factory in Libyan capital, killing seven

At least seven workers were killed and another 35 wounded in an air strike that hit a biscuit factory on Monday in a southern suburb of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, emergency services said.
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U.S. calls on Libya's Haftar to halt Tripoli war, warns against Russia's role

The United States on Friday called on eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar to stop his offensive on the capital held by the internationally recognized government and warned against Russian..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Tripoli

Foreigners caught in Libya's Tripoli crossfire [Video]Foreigners caught in Libya's Tripoli crossfire

Foreigners left with a stark choice - they can stay in Tripoli and risk their lives because of conflict, or they can head home to potential poverty.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:28Published

Lebanon protests: large crowds continue to gather in Tripoli [Video]Lebanon protests: large crowds continue to gather in Tripoli

Protesters in Tripoli say government has exploited sectarian divide and worsened country’s debt and economy.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:47Published

Victims of Libya air raids fear returning home [Video]Victims of Libya air raids fear returning home

Six-month battle for Tripoli has killed or wounded hundreds of civilians.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:36Published


Eastern Libya authorities stop plane from rival territory

Eastern Libyan authorities forced a civilian flight to land for security checks soon after it had taken off from a city controlled by their rivals in the Tripoli government on Thursday, authorities..
Reuters - Published

Libya migrant attack: UN investigators suspect foreign jet bombed centre

July's strike near Tripoli, which killed 53, was described by the UN as a potential war crime.
BBC News - Published

Frontline clashes ebb and flow as Libya's war hits impasse

On the outskirts of Tripoli, days of silence are broken by bursts of heavy artillery fire. Fighters camped out for weeks in abandoned houses watch for movement on enemy lines. A drone buzzes overhead..
Reuters - Published

Migrants released amid fighting in Libyan capital seek refuge with U.N.

Hundreds of migrants were released on Tuesday from a detention center in the Libyan capital Tripoli as heavy gunfire rang out across the city, witnesses and the United Nations said.
Reuters - Published

Libya reopens Tripoli's Mitiga airport after two months of closure

Libya's U.N.-backed Government of National Accord on Tuesday reopened Mitiga, Tripoli's only functioning airport, after almost two months of closure, the transportation minister said.
Reuters - Published

Trapped in Tripoli: The people stuck in Libya’s civil war

Survivors of a deadly air strike on a migrant detention centre in July tell the BBC they feel abandoned by the United Nations, and are desperate to escape Libya.
BBC News - Published

War creates new uncertainty for migrants in Libya

After three days at sea trying to reach Europe, Demba Dembele was intercepted by Libya's EU-backed coastguard and returned to Tripoli – where, like dozens of other migrants, he got in a taxi and..
Reuters - Published

Gunmen raid cafes in Libya capital to curb social freedoms

Gunmen raided two trendy seafront cafes in the Libyan capital Tripoli this month to banish unmarried couples and impose strict religious codes, witnesses said, in a move that has alarmed civil..
Reuters - Published

Air strike in Libyan capital Tripoli kills three young sisters

Three children, all sisters, were killed, and their mother and a fourth sister wounded in an air strike that hit a house near a military intelligence camp in Libya's capital on Monday, a Reuters..
Reuters - Published

Libyan conflict leaves rubbish mounds smoldering in Tripoli's streets

Mabrouk Ahmed says he has to keep watch into the night to stop people dumping their rubbish on the wide street that runs in front of his home in the south of Libya's capital, Tripoli.
Reuters - Published

Scores of migrants flee after being rescued off Libyan coast: officials

At least 71 illegal migrants rescued after four days in distress at sea were brought to shore east of the Libyan capital Tripoli early on Sunday but then fled and no attempt was made to capture them, a..
Reuters - Published

Qatar's emir criticizes those backing Libyan warlords attacking Tripoli

Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on Tuesday took a swipe at countries backing Libyan warlords and militias fighting the internationally-backed government, which Qatar supports.
Reuters - Published

U.N. runs clubs for Libyan children, after conflict disrupts schools

Libyan mother Halima al-Miladi wants to keep her 7-year-old son distracted from the fighting in and around the capital Tripoli where they live.
Reuters - Published

East Libyan forces carry out air strike on central city, widening front

Eastern Libyan forces on Monday mounted an air strike on the central city of Sirte held by the internationally recognised government, an official and residents said, widening a conflict engulfing the..
Reuters - Published

Two commanders allied to Libya's Haftar killed in strike near Tripoli

Two commanders of the eastern Libyan forces trying to take the capital Tripoli from the internationally-recognised government were killed late on Friday in a drone strike, officials said.
Reuters - Published

Three Libya eastern fighters killed in strike near Tripoli

Three members of Libya's eastern force, including two commanders, were killed late on Friday in a drone strike on Tarhuna city by the internationally recognized government of national accord (GNA), a..
Reuters - Published

Libya's displaced struggle for shelter as fighting drags on

After fleeing an advance by eastern-based forces on Tripoli, 80-year-old Mabrouka al-Twati and her daughter spent days sleeping rough in the Libyan capital. Now they are in a shelter where sheets cover..
Reuters - Published

Armed robbery takes place at office of Libyan state oil firm in Tripoli

Libya's state oil firm (NOC) said armed men had opened fire on Friday at the headquarters of a wells drilling and maintenance unit in the capital.
Reuters - Published

Three killed in renewed fighting in southern Tripoli: witness

At least three fighters aligned with Libya's U.N.-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) were killed in an offensive on Saturday aimed at pushing back eastern forces led by commander Khalifa..
Reuters - Published

Eastern Libyan forces kill eight in advance south of Tripoli

Eight fighters allied to Libya's internationally recognized government were killed in air strikes as rival eastern forces stepped up an offensive to retake a strategic city south of Tripoli, officials..
Reuters - Published

Missile hits Tripoli airport car park, grounding flights for three hours

A missile hit the car park of Libya's only functioning airport in Tripoli on Saturday, forcing flights to be grounded for almost three hours before operations resumed, the airport and a witness said.
Reuters - Published

Libya sends mobile petrol stations to conflict-hit west

Libyan state employee Akrm Jlaidi drives for ninety minutes to the suburbs of the capital Tripoli every week to fill his car at a mobile fuel station. Typically he waits for hours. Sometimes he returns..
Reuters - Published

Missile strike halts traffic at Tripoli airport, kills worker

Missiles hit the only functioning airport in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Thursday, killing one worker, the airport said.
Reuters - Published

Car bomb explodes in Libya's Benghazi, killing three U.N. staff

A car bomb explosion in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi killed three U.N. staff members and two other mission members on Saturday, the United Nations said.The attack came as the United Nations was..
Reuters - Published

Chaos and fear in Libya's Mitiga airport after missiles halt air traffic

Missiles on Monday hit Tripoli's only functioning Mitiga airport which remained closed to air traffic, causing chaos and fear among passengers, witnesses said.
Reuters - Published

116 migrants missing, 132 rescued off Libyan coast: navy

At least 116 migrants are missing and another 132 were rescued by Libyan coast guards and local fishermen after a wooden boat capsized off the coast of Komas, a town east of the capital Tripoli, Libyan..
Reuters - Published

Libya's Mitiga airport re-opens after air strike: statement

Mitiga airport in Libya's capital Tripoli re-opened to air traffic on Tuesday after an air strike, according to a post on the its Facebook page.
Reuters - Published

Eastern Libyan forces warplane makes emergency landing in Tunisia, pilot held: LNA

A warplane belonging to eastern Libyan forces fighting the internationally recognized Tripoli government made an emergency landing in Tunisia on Monday and the pilot was detained, the self-declared..
Reuters - Published

Drone strike near Tripoli kills seven fighters loyal to Haftar: military source

At least seven fighters loyal to Libyan National Army (LNA) forces commanded by Khalifa Haftar were killed overnight in a drone strike in southern Tripoli, a military source said.
Reuters - Published

Libya’s Mitiga airport halts air traffic after missile strike: airport statement

The Libyan capital Tripoli's Mitiga airport halted air traffic on Thursday after the facility was struck by missiles, according to a post on the airport authority's Facebook page.
Reuters - Published

Manchester bomber's brother being extradited from Libya to UK

The brother of a suicide bomber suspected of helping plan a 2017 attack on a concert in the British city of Manchester was being extradited from Libya on Wednesday, according to the force that was..
Reuters - Published

Brother of 2017 Manchester bomber being extradited from Libya to Britain - Tripoli force

The brother of a suicide bomber suspected of helping plan a 2017 attack on a concert in the British city of Manchester is being extradited from Libya, according to the force that was holding him in the..
Reuters - Published

France, Britain, Egypt, UAE, U.S., Italy call for immediate end of Libya violence

France, Britain, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, United States and Italy on Tuesday called for an immediate end of hostilities around Tripoli and warned of attempts by "terrorist groups" to take..
Reuters - Published

Bombed Tripoli migrant detention center being emptied: U.N.

A migrant detention center in Tripoli, hit by a deadly air strike last week, is being gradually emptied following a decision by Libyan authorities to release its inmates, the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR..
Reuters - Published

At least 100 migrants walk free from shelled detention center in Tripoli

Libyan officials allowed at least 100 migrants to walk free on Tuesday from a detention center in the capital Tripoli that was hit by a deadly attack last week.
Reuters - Published

At least 44 die as air strike hits Libya migrant detention center: U.N.

An air strike hit a detention center for mainly African migrants in a suburb of the Libyan capital Tripoli late on Tuesday, killing at least 44 people and wounding more than 130, the United Nations..
Reuters - Published

Eastern Libyan forces attack drone control room at Tripoli base

Eastern Libyan forces destroyed on Wednesday the main control room for drones at Mitiga airbase in the capital, a spokesman said.
Reuters - Published

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