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Capital and chief port of Libya

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Tripoli: Capital and chief port of Libya
Tripoli is the capital city and the largest city of Libya, with a population of about three million people in 2019. 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.

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UAE implicated in lethal drone strike in Libya

BBC finds evidence that a UAE drone killed 26 unarmed cadets in Libya’s capital Tripoli.
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Turkey says it discussed lasting ceasefire during Libya trip

Senior Turkish officials discussed a lasting ceasefire and political solution in Libya, as well as energy cooperation, during a visit to Tripoli on Wednesday, Turkey's foreign minister said.
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Turkish ministers visit Libya, Tripoli government says

Turkish government officials including the foreign and finance ministers arrived in Tripoli on Wednesday to meet Libya's internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA), the GNA said in..
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Bodies of children and others found in Libyan town after LNA retreat, Red Crescent says

Bodies of children were among those found in the Libyan town of Tarhouna after eastern-based forces and their local allies withdrew this month, Red Crescent and Tripoli government officials said on..
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Siege of Libya's Sirte behind Turkey-Russia talks delay: Turkish official

Russia and Turkey postponed talks on defusing fighting in Libya due to discord over the Ankara-backed Tripoli government's push to retake the key coastal city of Sirte from Russian-backed eastern..
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Turkey dismisses Egyptian proposal for Libya ceasefire: Hurriyet

Turkey on Wednesday dismissed Egypt's proposal for a ceasefire in Libya, saying the plan aimed to save Khalifa Haftar after the collapse of his offensive to control the capital Tripoli, Hurriyet..
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Explainer: Untangling the conflict in Libya

Libya's conflict has taken a new twist after an attempt by eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar to seize the capital, Tripoli, crumbled rapidly in recent weeks.
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'Numerous' reports of looting in retaken Libyan towns, UN says

The United Nations has received "numerous" reports of looting and destruction in two towns outside Tripoli retaken by the forces of Libya's internationally recognised government, it said on Sunday.
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Egypt proposes new Libya plan after collapse of Haftar offensive

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced a new peace initiative for Libya in Cairo on Saturday, flanked by the eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar, whose 14-month offensive to capture the..
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Libya's Haftar pulls back east as Tripoli offensive crumbles

Forces loyal to Libya's internationally recognised government took the last stronghold of eastern commander Khalifa Haftar near Tripoli on Friday and advanced further south, capping the sudden collapse..
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West Libya forces seize last LNA stronghold near capital

Forces loyal to Libya's internationally recognised government captured the last major stronghold of eastern commander Khalifa Haftar near Tripoli on Friday, capping the sudden collapse of his 14-month..
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Libyan government says it has entered Haftar stronghold Tarhouna

Forces loyal to Libya's internationally recognised government said on Friday they had entered Tarhouna, the last major stronghold of eastern commander Khalifa Haftar near Tripoli, capping the sudden..
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Libya conflict: GNA regains full control of Tripoli from Gen Haftar

Gen Khalifa Haftar's forces have been besieging the capital for more than a year.
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Eastern forces quit Libyan capital after year-long assault

Libya's internationally recognised government regained control of Tripoli on Thursday, driving eastern forces out of the capital after a year-long battle in which foreign powers poured in arms and..
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Turkey looks to lock in Libya gains as Erdogan hosts PM

President Tayyip Erdogan will meet Libya's internationally recognised leader in Turkey on Thursday as the allies seek to lock in battlefield gains, including recapturing Tripoli, before potential..
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Erdogan hosts Libya PM as Turkey looks to lock in gains

Libya's internationally recognised leader will meet President Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey on Thursday as the allies seek to lock in recent gains on the battlefield near Tripoli ahead of a new round of..
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Libya's government retakes Tripoli airport ahead of possible truce talks

Libya's internationally recognised government recaptured Tripoli's main airport on Wednesday, all but driving an eastern commander's forces from the capital ahead of what appeared to be moves towards..
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Russia says its prisoners in Libya main obstacle to bilateral cooperation: minister

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday that the presence of Russian prisoners in the Libyan capital of Tripoli was the main obstacle to cooperation between the countries.
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U.N. says Libya sides agree to truce talks

Libya's warring parties have agreed to restart ceasefire talks, the United Nations mission to the country said late on Monday after weeks of intense fighting near the capital Tripoli fuelled by foreign..
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Eastern Libyan forces say they retook town, relieving pressure on stronghold

Eastern Libyan forces said on Monday they had taken back the small town of al-Asaba south of Tripoli, relieving pressure on their stronghold at Tarhouna after weeks of territorial losses to forces of..
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Russia and Turkey risk turning Libya into another Syria

Gen Haftar's forces have been beaten back from Tripoli but that does not mean peace is at hand.
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Civilians killed as park hit by shelling in Libyan capital

A grassy area used as a park in the Libyan capital Tripoli was hit by shelling on Sunday that left at least three people dead and several others wounded, medics said.
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Foreign powers in Libya risk ever bloodier stalemate

As Turkish drones helped drive eastern Libyan forces back from Tripoli this month, Russia was said to be reinforcing them with warplanes, raising the stakes in a stalemated civil war that has..
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Libya's Tripoli government says 30 migrants killed in revenge attack

The family of a Libyan people trafficker killed 30 migrants in revenge for his death, Libya's internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) said on Thursday.
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Libya's Haftar seeks to rouse forces against Turkey

Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar called on his forces on Saturday to rally against Turkey, which has helped his Tripoli-based rivals turn the tide of a military conflict around the capital.
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Libya's Tripoli government retakes more areas of capital

Libya's internationally recognised government retook parts of southern Tripoli on Friday from the eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) of Khalifa Haftar, whose 13-month campaign to seize the..
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Libya frontline pullback puts eastern offensive in question

Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) is pulling back from all Tripoli frontlines, it said on Wednesday, calling into question its ability to sustain a year-long offensive aimed at seizing the..
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Eastern Libyan forces say to move back from Tripoli fronts

Libyan National Army (LNA) forces have decided to retire 2-3km (1.2 miles-1.9 miles) from all front lines in Tripoli from midday, their spokesman said early on Wednesday, after suffering sharp reverses..
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Eastern Libyan forces pull out of parts of Tripoli

Eastern Libyan forces pulled out of parts of Tripoli overnight, they said, after losing one of their main strongholds in western Libya on Monday, in a major blow to their year-long campaign to seize..
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Libyan forces aligned with Tripoli government capture key air base

Forces aligned with Libya's internationally recognised government took control of an air base south-west of Tripoli on Monday after a sustained assault, in what could be their most significant advance..
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Shelling kills two at Tripoli displaced people shelter-emergency services

Shelling killed two people on Saturday, the emergency services said, at a displaced people's shelter in a part of the Libyan capital Tripoli that has been under bombardment by eastern forces seeking to..
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Massive bombardment hits Tripoli as water supplies threatened

A withering bombardment shook Tripoli on Sunday as the eastern-based forces of Khalifa Haftar fought overnight for new territory in the southern suburbs after losing ground recently around the city.
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Tripoli airport shelling hits fuel tanks, passenger plane-ministry

Shelling of Tripoli's Mitiga airport early on Saturday, part of an intensified barrage of artillery fire on the capital in recent days, hit fuel tanks and damaged passenger planes, the Transport..
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Jet tanks targeted at Tripoli airport: oil company

Jet fuel tanks at Tripoli's Mitiga airport were targeted in an attack on Saturday that caused a large fire, Libya's National Oil Corp (NOC) said.
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Jet fuel tank farm at Tripoli's Mitiga airport attacked, causing fires: Libya's NOC

The jet fuel tank farm at Tripoli's Mitiga airport was attacked on Saturday, causing several fires, Libya's National Oil Corp (NOC) said.
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Turkey and Italy say shells hit near their Libyan embassies

Shells landed near the Turkish and Italian embassies in central Tripoli late on Thursday, they said, in an apparent expansion of bombardment by eastern-based forces to a central district of the Libyan..
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U.S. says Russia is working with Syria's Assad to move militia to Libya

The United States does not support the offensive of Libya's eastern-based military leader Khalifa Haftar against Tripoli and believes Russia is working with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to transfer..
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U.S. does not support Haftar's military action against Libya's Tripoli

The United States does not support the offensive of Libya's eastern-based military leader Khalifa Haftar against Tripoli and believes Russia is working with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to transfer..
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Lebanon cities erupt against economic hardship, one protester killed in Tripoli

Protests against growing economic hardship erupted in Tripoli and spread to other Lebanese cities on Tuesday, with banks set ablaze and violence boiling over into a second night.
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Libya's GNA focused on Tripoli battle, interior minister says

Libya's internationally recognised government is focused on trying to push its enemies out of artillery range of Tripoli after making advances in the main western battle fronts last week, the interior..
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Libyan forces loyal to Tripoli government try to build on military momentum

Forces aligned with Libya's internationally recognised government said they had advanced on Saturday on Tarhouna, a key support base for their eastern-based rival Khalifa Haftar.
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Libyans rush to stock up for Ramadan before coronavirus curfew kicks in

Libyans rushed on Thursday to stock up on food for the holy Muslim month of Ramadan before a curfew starts in the capital Tripoli and other western areas aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus.
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Libya's internationally recognized government imposes 24-hour curfew for 10 days from April 17

Libya's internationally recognized government, in the west, imposed a 24-hour curfew for 10 days effective from Friday, April 17, the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) said in a..
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Forces aligned with Tripoli government advance along west Libyan coast

Forces aligned with Libya's internationally recognized government seized two towns west of the capital Tripoli on Monday after heavy clashes and drone strikes, military sources and residents said.
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Migrant ship intercepted at sea is barred from disembarking in Libya: IOM

Shelling in Tripoli has stopped 280 migrants, whose boat was intercepted at sea and returned to Libya, from disembarking and they will have to spend the night aboard a coastguard ship, the United..
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In Libya, water cuts add to misery of conflict and coronavirus

Cuts to Tripoli's water and power supply on Tuesday and Wednesday aggravated conditions for civilians after days of intensified fighting that have undermined preparations to cope with the novel..
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Tripoli hospital under fire as continued shelling defies coronavirus

Projectiles struck the grounds of a hospital in Tripoli on Monday in an area held by the internationally recognized government near a frontline, residents said, even as Libya struggled to prepare for..
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