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Capital and chief port of Libya

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Tripoli: Capital and chief port of Libya
Tripoli (; Arabic: طرابلس‎, Ṭarābulus. 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.

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Libya's Brega operations suspended in Tripoli due to nearby clashes: statement

Libya's Brega Petroleum Marketing Company (BPMC) said on Saturday it had suspended operations and evacuated all staff from its Tripoli warehouse because of the intensity of clashes and shelling in the..
Reuters - Published

US says drone shot down by Russian air defenses near Libyan capital

us says drone shot down by russian air defenses near libyan capital
The US military believes that an unarmed American drone reported lost near Libya’s capital last month was in fact shot down by Russian air defenses and it is demanding the return of the aircraft’s..
WorldNews - Published

Videos for Tripoli


Libya Crisis: Thousands seek shelter near Tripoli [Video]Libya Crisis: Thousands seek shelter near Tripoli

As fighting gets closer to city centre, number of displaced people is expected to rise.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:24Published

Dramatic video shows migrant rescue following boat capsize [Video]Dramatic video shows migrant rescue following boat capsize

The Italian Coast Guard released on Monday dramatic video showing the rescue of a young girl at sea after a boat carrying migrants capsized in bad sea conditions. Mia Womersley reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:30Published

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

 

Government in Libya's capital condemns deadly air strikes

Libya's internationally recognized government on Monday condemned air strikes in the capital Tripoli and the southern desert which it said had caused civilian casualties, most of them women and..
Reuters - Published

East Libyan forces blamed for deadly air strikes in Tripoli, south

Libya's internationally recognized government on Monday blamed rival, eastern-based forces for air strikes in the capital and the southern desert which it said had caused civilian casualties, most of..
Reuters - Published

U.S. officials meet with Libya's Haftar amid push to end Tripoli offensive

u.s. officials meet with libya's haftar amid push to end tripoli offensive
U.S. officials met on Sunday with eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar as Washington presses him to end his offensive on the capital, the U.S. State Department said on Monday. ......
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Six migrant bodies washed up on Libyan coast

The bodies of six migrants were washed up on the coast east of Libya's capital Tripoli on Friday, while about 100 survivors were brought back to shore, coastguards and U.N. officials said.
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

Airstrike on Tripoli factory kills Libyans, foreign workers

An airstrike slammed into a biscuit factory in the capital, Tripoli, on Monday killing at least seven workers including five foreign nationals and two Libyans, health authorities said. 
France 24 - Published

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

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

Libyan lives overturned as civilians bear the brunt of the battle for Tripoli

In the second of FRANCE 24’s exclusive reports from Libya, Catherine Norris Trent, Julie Dungelhoeff and Abdallah Malkawi report on the devastating impact of the latest war on civilians in the..
France 24 - Published

Drones add new scale to Libya’s battle for Tripoli

Despite a UN arms embargo on Libya, a FRANCE 24 team in Tripoli found fighters on edge, listening for the hum of unmanned drones amid growing signs of foreign-supplied arms being used in the battle for..
France 24 - 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

Libya's Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar 'open to dialogue'

libya's field marshal khalifa haftar 'open to dialogue'
Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, whose forces have been battling to capture the seat of the UN-recognised government in Tripoli since April, has said he is open to dialogue after repeatedly rejecting UN..
WorldNews - 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

Libya: Fears mount for abducted woman politician a month since she went missing

libya: fears mount for abducted woman politician a month since she went missing
Fears are mounting for the safety of Siham Sergiwa, a Libyan member of parliament, vocal in criticising the current offensive on Tripoli, who was abducted by armed gunmen in a night-time raid on her..
WorldNews - 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

Libya airport resumes service after truce violation

libya airport resumes service after truce violation
TRIPOLI - Flights have resumed from the Libyan capital's sole functioning airport as calm returned Monday to the outskirts of Tripoli after a temporary truce was violated the previous day. "Reopening..
WorldNews - Published

Car bomb kills 3 UN staff outside mall in Libya

car bomb kills 3 un staff outside mall in libya
Benghazi: A bomb-laden vehicle exploded Saturday outside a shopping mall in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, killing at least three UN staff members, a spokesman for the United Nations..
WorldNews - 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

Libya's Field Marshal Haftar agrees to Eid ceasefire

libya's field marshal haftar agrees to eid ceasefire
Libya's Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar's forces agreed on Saturday to a United Nations-backed truce around the capital Tripoli to mark the Islamic festival of Eid Al Adha, a spokesman said. Field Marshal..
WorldNews - Published

Libya's Haftar, unity govt agree to UN-backed Eid truce

Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar's forces agreed Saturday to a UN-backed humanitarian truce around Tripoli for the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha, after the unity government conditionally..
France 24 - 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

Five dead in Libya hospital airstrike

Libyan authorities say an airstrike hit a field hospital south of the capital, Tripoli, killing at least four doctors and a paramedic.
France 24 - Published

Dozens of migrants’ bodies found after ‘worst Mediterranean tragedy’ this year

dozens of migrants’ bodies found after ‘worst mediterranean tragedy’ this year
Libya’s coast guard recovered dozens of bodies of Europe-bound migrants who perished at sea as search operations continued on Friday, a day after up to 150 people, including women and children, went..
WorldNews - Published

People rescued from migrant boat kept at Libyan centre hit by airstrike

people rescued from migrant boat kept at libyan centre hit by airstrike
UNHCR says Tajoura detention building is near frontline of fighting between rival factions The survivors of a migrant boat sinking in the Mediterranean in which up to 150 people are feared to have died..
WorldNews - 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

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