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Libya Tripoli forces say downed drone as Turkish support arrives

Forces aligned with Libya’s Tripoli-based government said on Tuesday they had shot down a drone operated by their rivals, suggesting a strengthening of air defenses as they receive accelerated military support from Turkey.The drone was shot down just east...

US military loses drone over Libya capital

The U.S. military says it has lost an unmanned drone aircraft over the Libyan capital, Tripoli.Rival armed groups have been fighting there for control of the city since April.The U.S. Africa Command said late Friday that the drone was...
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US warns of a possible repeat of Kenya hotel attack

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Congo DR set to sign peace deal with armed militia

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