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Libya to hold presidential elections on 24 Dec after a decade of civil war; a timeline since Gaddafi was ousted
Following the overthrow and killing of former dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi, oil-rich Libya spent most of the last decade split between rival governments — one based in the capital, Tripoli, and the other in the eastern part of the country
US military accuses Russia of sending warplanes to Libya in support of anti-govt mercenaries; Kremlin denies claim
The deployment of the fighter jets appeared to confirm Russia's deepening role in the sprawling proxy war, where its Libyan ally, commander Khalifa Hifter, suffered a series of major losses last week that dealt a heavy blow to his campaign
An airstrike hit a detention center for migrants in the Libyan capital, killing at least 40 people, a health official in the country's UN-supported government said.
Oil-rich Libya is going through its worst spasm of violence since the ouster and killing of long-time dictator Moammar Gadhafi in 2011.
It was unclear whether the big allegations that prompted the probe will be examined — that US forces were directed not to respond and that administration officials lied about the nature of the attack.
The army special forces have allied themselves with troops of former Gaddafi-era general Khalifa Haftar who has declared war on Islamists in Libya.
Human Rights Watch said it in its report issued Monday that both sides committed serious violations during the fighting, including attacking civilians, indiscriminate bombardment and destruction, looting and burning of properties.
Libya is witnessing its worst spasm of violence since former dictator Muanmar Gadhafi was toppled and killed in 2011.
US-led international efforts to secure Libya are clearly fraying with the growing impatience in the region with Libya witnessing the worst violence since Gaddafi was ousted in 2011.
The fight Libya's capital has largely destroyed the airport and scarred Tripoli, prompting diplomats, foreign nationals and thousands of nationals to flee.
Forces apparently loyal to a renegade Libyan general said they suspended parliament on Sunday after earlier leading a military assault against lawmakers, directly challenging the legitimacy of the country's weak central government three years after the overthrow of dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Libya's leadership condemned the attack and vowed to carry on.