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  • Libyan official: US navy hands oil tanker to Libya

    American sailors handed over control of a captured North Korean-flagged oil tanker to Libyan forces while in international waters Saturday, a spokesman for the Libyan navy said.

  • Libya's guns free-for-all fuels region's turmoil

    At the heart of the Libyan capital, the open-air Fish Market was once a place where residents went to buy everything from meat and seafood to clothes and pets. Now it's Tripoli's biggest arms market, with tables displaying pistols and assault rifles. Ask a vendor, and he can pull out bigger machine guns to sell for thousands of dollars.

  • AP source: Army team to begin Libyan training prep

    A small team of soldiers will go into Libya in the coming weeks to begin preparations for a larger U.S. mission to train Libyan troops in Bulgaria, a senior Army official said Wednesday.

  • The Libyan parliament voted to oust Prime Minister Ali Zeidan last week over anger at the failure to stop rebels from independently exporting oil. (Associated Press)

    Pentagon: Libya to get seized tanker within days

    The U.S. Navy will hand over the hijacked oil tanker with 21 multinational sailors on board to the Libyan government in the next few days, a Pentagon spokesman said, adding the transfer is slated to take place in international waters.

  • The Libyan parliament voted to oust Prime Minister Ali Zeidan last week over anger at the failure to stop rebels from independently exporting oil. (Associated Press)

    SEALs' tanker seizure highlights Libyan power wrangling over oil, power

    The daring, high-seas seizure of a rogue oil tanker by U.S. Navy SEALs off the coast of Cyprus this week has focused fresh attention on the power struggle that has turned Libya into a political time bomb more than two years after the ouster of strongman Moammar Gadhafi.

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  • Libya tanker seized by US Navy SEALs forces

    U.S. Navy SEALs seized an oil tanker off the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, stopping an attempt by a Libyan militia to sell the shipload of crude in defiance of the Libyan government. Supporters of the militia, which calls for autonomy for the eastern half of Libya, vowed Monday to try again to export oil again from the ports they control.

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    In covert operation, Navy SEALS take control of tanker carrying stolen oil from Libya

    U.S. Navy SEALs have engaged in a sensitive four-day mission in the Mediterranean Sea to steer a rogue tanker full of illegally obtained Libyan oil back toward waters controlled by the Libya's government, the Pentagon revealed Monday.

  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 file photo, then Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan speaks to the media during a press conference in Rabat, Morocco. Zidan, ousted prime minister, has left the country despite a ban on travel, hours after parliament removed him from office in a no-confidence vote. In Malta, Libya's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat told state-owned television that Zidan had made a brief stop-over on the Mediterranean island late on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, before traveling on. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar, File)

    Libya's ousted PM calls his removal invalid

    Libya's ousted prime minister gave his first interview since he left the country, saying in the televised appearance aired Saturday that he doesn't recognize parliament's dismissal of him and will contest the decision he called invalid.

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