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5th Anniversary of U.S. ambassador murder in Libya Map of Benghazi Libya
2017 Sep.12    
  Obama strongly condemned Wednesday the killing of J. Christopher Stevens, Washington's ambassador to Libya, in a mob attack at a U.S. Consulate
 The attack was fueled by anger over a film mocking Islam. An 'angry crowd' marched on the U.S. compound Tuesday, furious about an American-produced online film considered offensive to Muslims. 3 other Americans were killed by rockets fired at the U.S. Consulate
2017 Jul.5    
  The head of the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) has said his forces 'liberated' Benghazi city after years of fighting with Islamists
2014 Jul.29    
  A special forces base in the Libyan city of Benghazi has been seized by militias, fighters and officials say
2013 Dec.21       Checkpoint outside Benghazi hit by suicide attack Map of Benghazi Libya
  Six people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack on a security checkpoint 50 km (30 miles) from Libya's second city Benghazi
2013 Dec.5     US teacher shot dead in Libya Map of Benghazi Libya
  33-year-old Ronnie Smith, who is reported to be from Texas, taught chemistry at the international school in the city
2013 Oct.11     Car bomb damages Swedish consulate in Benghazi Map of Benghazi Libya
  A car bomb exploded outside the Swedish consulate in the eastern Libyan city on Friday morning, damaging the consulate but injuring no one
2013 Sep.11     Benghazi hit by blast on anniversary of attack Map of Benghazi Libya
  A car bomb exploded outside a Foreign Ministry building in the city of Benghazi Wednesday, on the anniversary of an assault on the U.S. Consulate
2013 Jul.27     More than 1000 inmates escape from Libyan jail Map of Benghazi Libya
  About 1,200 inmates have escaped from a jail in the restive Libyan city of Benghazi. A riot had taken place inside the al-Kwafiya prison
2013 Jun.9     Libya army chief of staff 'resigns' Map of Benghazi Libya
  Libyan army chief of staff Youssef al-Mangoush has reportedly resigned after 30 people died in clashes between protesters and a militia in Benghazi
2013 Jun.8     Deadly clashes after Libya protest Map of Benghazi Libya
  At least 25 people have died in Benghazi in eastern Libya, in clashes that erupted during protests outside a militia headquarters
2013 May.13       Deadly car bomb strikes Libyan city Map of Benghazi Libya
  At least nine people, including children, have died in a car bomb blast near a hospital in the Libyan city of Benghazi
2013 Mar.14       Sources: Benghazi suspect detained in Libya Map of Benghazi Libya
  Faraj al-Shibli suspected of involvement in the September attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi is being held in Libya
2013 Feb.16     Foreigners held on suspicion of proselytising Map of Benghazi Libya
  Four foreign nationals have been arrested in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on suspicion of being Christian missionaries, officials say
2012 Nov.21     Benghazi security chief assassinated Map of Benghazi Libya
  Unknown gunmen have assassinated the temporary security director for the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi in the latest violence to rock the city
2012 Oct.4       FBI visits site of attack in Libya Map of Benghazi Libya
  Three weeks after four Americans were killed in an attack on the U.S. Consulate in eastern Libya, an FBI investigative team arrived at the site
2012 Sep.29       Libyans hand over hundreds of weapons to army Map of Benghazi Libya
  Hundreds of Libyans have handed in weapons in Benghazi and Tripoli as part of a disarmament drive organised by the army to target militia groups
2012 Sep.24       Libyan army removes heads of Benghazi militias Map of Benghazi Libya
  Libya's army has removed the heads of two of Benghazi's main militia groups, as it tries to reassert control over armed groups or disband them
2012 Sep.21   Protesters storm Benghazi militia Map of Benghazi Libya
  At least three people have been killed in the Libyan city of Benghazi after military police and protesters took over several militia bases
2012 Sep.13     Libya arrests over US embassy attack Map of Benghazi Libya
  Libyan authorities have made several arrests in connection with the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi in which the ambassador was killed
2012 Sep.12     Militants suspected in Benghazi attack Map of Benghazi Libya
  A pro-al Qaeda group responsible for a previous armed assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi is the chief suspect in the attack
2012 Sep.12     Sources: Libya attack was planned Map of Benghazi Libya
  The United States vowed to avenge the killings of its ambassador to Libya and three other Americans, moving warships toward the Libyan coast
2012 Sep.12   Attack kills U.S. ambassador to Libya Map of Benghazi Libya
  Obama strongly condemned Wednesday the killing of J. Christopher Stevens, Washington's ambassador to Libya, in a mob attack at a U.S. Consulate
 The attack was fueled by anger over a film mocking Islam. An 'angry crowd' marched on the U.S. compound Tuesday, furious about an American-produced online film considered offensive to Muslims. 3 other Americans were killed by rockets fired at the U.S. Consulate
2012 Sep.11     US official dies in Libya protests Map of Benghazi Libya
  An American has been killed and at least one other wounded after militiamen stormed the US consulate in Benghazi, officials say
 The protest was held over a US-produced film that is said to be insulting to the Prophet Muhammad
2012 Aug.10     Libya general killed in Benghazi Map of Benghazi Libya
  General Mohamed Hadia al-Feitouri, with a senior defence ministry role, has been shot dead in the eastern city of Benghazi
2012 May.19       Benghazi votes in local elections Map of Benghazi Libya
  Residents in Benghazi, the city where the Libyan uprising began, have voted in historic local elections
2011 Oct.23     Libya's new leaders declare liberation Map of Benghazi Libya
  Libya's interim leaders declared the nation's freedom Sunday, ushering in a new era after the death of longtime ruler Moammar Gadhafi
 Transitional government has declared national liberation before a jubilant crowd in Benghazi, where the revolt against Muammar Gaddafi began
2011 Jul.28     Top Libyan rebel commander killed Map of Benghazi Libya
  Gen Abdel Fattah Younes, the military commander of the Libyan rebels fighting to topple Col Muammar Gaddafi, has been killed
 Rebels' Transitional National Council sought Younis for questioning about military matters
2011 Jun.27       Libya rebels 'face health crisis' Map of Benghazi Libya
  A medical crisis is looming in eastern Libya with hospitals in Benghazi running short of supplies, the rebels' health minister says
2011 May.3       Explosion rocks rebel stronghold Map of Benghazi Libya
  An explosion rocked Benghazi's main square, prompting witnesses to say it was the work of the country's longtime strongman, Moammar Gadhafi
2011 Apr.22       Libya: McCain pushes U.S. involvement Map of Benghazi Libya
  Libyan opposition leaders received a major morale boost when a top U.S. senator made a surprise visit to the rebel stronghold
2011 Mar.19     French fighter jets deployed over Libya Map of Benghazi Libya
  The jets soared to counter Gadhafi's military forces who were intent on destroying the opposition as they pushed into the rebel stronghold
 A French plane has fired the first shots as enforcement of the UN-mandated no-fly zone begins; The target was a military vehicle
2011 Mar.18   Fighting reported near Benghazi Map of Benghazi Libya
  Explosions are heard in Libya's rebel-stronghold of Benghazi as a fighter jet is shot down over the city, in spite of a declared ceasefire
2011 Mar.12     Al-Jazeera journalist killed in Benghazi Map of Benghazi Libya
  Ali Hassan al Jaber, a cameraman, was killed in an apparent ambush, the first journalist killed in the country since the start of the civil war
2011 Mar.9       Rebel leader calls for no-fly zone in Libya Map of Benghazi Libya
  The head of the interim government in eastern Libya pleaded for the international community to move quickly to impose a no-fly zone over Libya
2011 Feb.20   More than 200 killed in Benghazi massacre Map of Benghazi Libya
  Protesters used an explosives-laden car in an attempt to gain entry into a military camp and clashes were reported in a funeral procession
 The son of Moammar Gadhafi proposed the speedy implementation of significant democratic reforms in the restrictive country. He's warning of a civil war, return to colonialism and poverty if citizens sided with anti-government protesters
2011 Feb.19       Reports of intense Benghazi violence Map of Benghazi Libya
  Intense violence has been reported in Libya's second city, with troops said to have opened fire again on anti-government protesters
2011 Feb.19       Escalating protests spread toward capital Map of Benghazi Libya
  Defiant after four decades under Gadhafi's hard-line rule, thousands of Libyans voiced their discontent in the eastern city of Benghazi
2011 Feb.18     Rising death toll in Libya unrest Map of Benghazi Libya
  Rights groups say there is a rising death toll from clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces
 Amnesty said 43 people had died. The government has blocked websites and shut off electricity
2011 Feb.18     Libya urged to stop using 'lethal force' Map of Benghazi Libya
  Tens of thousands of protesters marched Friday in Benghazi, carrying the bodies of those killed in this week's clashes
2011 Feb.15     Benghazi, Libya 'rocked by protests' Map of Benghazi Libya
  The unrest had been triggered by the arrest of a lawyer who is an outspoken critic of the government
2008 Aug.30     Italy seals Libya colonial deal Map of Benghazi Libya
  Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and Gaddafi has signed an agreement to pay Libya $5bn as part of a deal to resolve colonial-era dispute
2006 Feb.17       10 die in cartoon clash at consulate Map of Benghazi Libya
  Police confronted protesters who had set fire to Italian consulate in the port city of Benghazi



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