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Group behind Benghazi attack dissolves

Ansar al-Sharia, accused by Washington of 2012 attack on consulate in Benghazi, announces its dissolution.

Group behind Benghazi attack dissolves

Leader of Libyan Jihadist Group Confirmed Dead

Libya's Ansar al-Sharia confirms the death of its leader, Mohammed al-Zehawi, whose fate has been a mystery since October.

Leader of Libyan Jihadist Group Confirmed Dead

Thirteen Coptic Christians Abducted in Libya

Islamists seize Christians in Sirte in second abduction in one week; Egypt tells citizens to stay indoors due to threats.

Thirteen Coptic Christians Abducted in Libya

U.S. Confirms ISIS Has Training Camps in Libya

American commander says Washington is “very carefully” watching ISIS training camps in Libya.

U.S. Confirms ISIS Has Training Camps in Libya

Watch: ISIS Gains Ground - in Libya

Ansar al-Sharia waves ISIS flags, declares loyalty to group after taking over strategic Libyan coastal city.

Watch: ISIS Gains Ground - in Libyaplayer

US Arrests First Benghazi Suspect Two Years Later

Secret operation by US special ops nets terrorist leader in Libya suspected of being behind 2012 Benghazi attack.

US Arrests First Benghazi Suspect Two Years Later

Libya: 3 Dead in Benghazi Clashes

Fighting currently raging in Libya's second city between army and the Islamist group suspected in the death of US Amb. Christopher Stevens.

Libya: 3 Dead in Benghazi Clashes

New Evidence: Jihadists Training in Libya

New evidence reveals that Ansar al-Sharia, which is believed to be behind the Benghazi attack, is holding training camps in Libya.

New Evidence: Jihadists Holding Training Camps in Libya

Tunisia: 1 Dead in Clashes with Salafists

Security forces and Salafists fight street battles in Tunis, with one protester killed and 15 policemen wounded.

Tunisia: 1 Dead in Clashes Between Security Forces and Salafists

Libyan Authorities Dissolve All Militias

Libyan authorities announced their decision to dissolve all militias and armed groups that do not come under State authority.

Libyan Authorities Dissolve All Militias and Armed Groups