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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Libya Updates ( September 23 , 2014 ) -- Political intrigue and actual fighting between Libyan power brokers / tribes / jihadists and the non jihadists , more mystery air strikes in Tripoli ( Egypt Calling ) , the future of Syria unfolding before our eyes ?
Uprising against Islamists begins in the capital of Libya
September 24, 2:48UTC+4 Aircraft pound Islamist positions
CAIRO, September 24. /ITAR-TASS/. In the Libyan capital, an uprising against Islamist forces, which control it, began on Tuesday. The satellite-aided television channel Sky News Arabia reported that all areas of Tripoli rose up in the fight against the militants.
Besides, according to Al-Arabia, the principal city of the country was subjected to an intensive bombardment. Aviation delivered at least six strikes against the positions of the radical alliance "Dawn of Libya" in the capital's south. It is reported that the Islamists sustained great losses and several armoured vehicles used by them were destroyed.
According to the incoming information, Prime Minister Abdullah Abdurrahman Al-Thani declared a call-up "in response to an appeal from Tripoli residents to free them of the militants".