Libya

Turkey warns its citizens to evacuate Libya 'immediately'

The Turkish Foreign Ministry has warned Turkish citizens in Libya to evacuate the country ?immediately? through a statement released late on Jan. 7.      

?Because of the conflict and the airstrikes in Libya recently, we are suggesting that our citizens leave the country immediately,? the statement said.

US condemns deadly Libyan strike on Greek-owned tanker

The United States Tuesday condemned a strike by Libyan aircraft that bombed an oil tanker off the Islamist-held port of Derna, killing two crew members.

The crewmen -- a Greek and a Romanian -- were killed on the Liberian-registered vessel, the Araevo.

Two other crewmen, both Filipinos, were wounded in the attack.

Libya air force says bombed tanker in Islamist-held port

The air force of Libya's internationally recognised government said Monday that it carried out a deadly weekend air strike on an oil tanker in the Islamist-held eastern port of Derna.
      
The air force opened fire "after the crew refused to heed orders to stop for a search operation" spokesman Colonel Ahmed Mesmari said, describing the tanker as "suspicious".
      

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