Mohamed Salama Mohammad Salama

Experience:Cofounder of the Media Center for the February 17 revolution 

Freelanced for a range of channels and agencies that visited Libya during the revolution 

Managing editor of the Al Watan Libya newspaper

Director of the Allassema TV Intl.

Production manager in Libya Al-Ahrar TV 

Director of BTV, the official TV channel of Benghazi.

Technical Advisor to the Ministry of Culture and Civil Society, in the Film and TV division.Director and producer of documentary films

Video sample:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-uaM02aSjs

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Libyan Troops Enter Al-Quarsha, Benghazi
Benghazi, Libya
By Mohammad Salama
24 Apr 2016

Libyan National Army troops commanded by General Khalifa Haftar entered the Al Quarsha district of Benghazi on April 24, 2016 after capturing the area from ISIS, one of the last strongholds of Islamic State in the western part of the city.

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General Haftar Enters Benghazi (Photo)
Benghazi, Libya
By Mohammad Salama
07 Nov 2014

November 6, 2014
Benghazi, Libya

Former Army General Haftar enters Benghazi, at the head of a military convoy, for the first time in almost a year. Forces loyal to Haftar managed to take back key areas of Benghazi, securing the city center. The troops now surround the city’s port, the militants last stronghold. General Haftar launched “The Dignity Operation”, a military offensive with the aim of retaking Benghazi from the hands of Islamist militias. Libya has been in a state of flux since Colonel Gaddafi was overthrown in 2011. The country is divided between two rival governments, with disparate tribes, militias and political factions fighting for power.

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مراسم توطين مجلس النواب ببنغازي - ليبيا
Benghazi
By Mohammad Salama
26 Jun 2014

بنغازي 26 يونيو 2014 أقيمت بفندق إشبيليا بمنطقة جليانا وسط بنغازي أحتفالية توطين مجلس النواب الجديد بمدينة بنغازي ، بهذه الإحتفالية التي حضرها عدد من المسؤلين علي رأسهم ( النائب الأول لرئيس المؤتمر الوطني العام / عزالدين العوامي ) ( ووزير العدل في الحكومة المؤقتة / صلاح المرغني ) ( ورئيس المجلس المحلي لمدينة بنغازي / أحمد بوسنينة ) ( ورئيس منظمة توطين مجلس النواب الدكتور /فرج نجم ) وعدد من الإعلاميين والمثقفين وعدد من مندوبي مؤسسات المجتمع المدني .

وألقيت خلال الاحتفالية عديد الكلمات التي أشادت بدور بنغازي في جميع مراحل بناء ليبيا ودورها في الثورة عقب تضحيات جسام قدمها أبناء هذه المدينة .

كما وضع كرسي في مقدمة الحضور وضعت عليه ورود وصور للمحامية والناشطة الحقوقية سلوى بوقعيقيص كرمزية علي حضورها للأحتفالية التي خيم عليها الحزن في ملامح جميع الحضور لفقدانهم سلوى بوقيعيقص أثر أغتيالها في منزلها .

وخلال هذه الأحتفالية قال وزير العدل في الحكومة المؤقتة " صلاح المرغني " أن الانتخابات وحدها لاتحقق الأمن , ولكن على الليبيين أن يعملوا على تحقيق الأمن والأمان داخل وطنهم . وأكد الوزير في مؤتمر صحفي عقده على هامش الاحتفالية وجوب وقوف الجميع لمحاربة الإرهاب حتى يتم حقن الدماء وبناء دولة القانون .

وقال أيضاً الناطق بأسم الغرفة الأمنية المشتركة إبراهيم الشرع " أن علي أهالي بنغازي حماية نواب البرلمان القادم في مدينتهم وتوفير الحماية اللازمة لهم وضرورة التعاون مع الأجهزة الأمنية لأستتباب الأمن في المدينة كي يتسنى للبرلمان القادم من إنهاء إستحقاقته في وقتها .

محمد سلامة بنغازي 26 يونيو 2014 Transterra Media

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Libya Election: Voters Cast Ballots i...
Benghazi, Libya
By Mohammad Salama
24 Jun 2014

June 25, 2014
Benghazi, Libya

Libyans vote at a polling station in al-Horiya Elementary School in downtown Benghazi.
Libyans are voting in the country's second parliamentary elections since the fall of the Muammar Ghadaffi in 2011.

More than 1,600 candidates are competing in these elections, 131 of whom are women.

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Benghazi
By Mohammad Salama
24 Apr 2016

Libyan National Army troops commanded by General Khalifa Haftar entered the Al Quarsha district of Benghazi on April 24, 2016 after capturing the area from ISIS, one of the last strongholds of Islamic State in the western part of the city.

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Benghazi
By Mohammad Salama
24 Apr 2016

Libyan National Army troops commanded by General Khalifa Haftar entered the Al Quarsha district of Benghazi on April 24, 2016 after capturing the area from ISIS, one of the last strongholds of Islamic State in the western part of the city.

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Benghazi
By Mohammad Salama
24 Apr 2016

Libyan National Army troops commanded by General Khalifa Haftar entered the Al Quarsha district of Benghazi on April 24, 2016 after capturing the area from ISIS, one of the last strongholds of Islamic State in the western part of the city.

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Benghazi
By Mohammad Salama
24 Apr 2016

Libyan National Army troops commanded by General Khalifa Haftar entered the Al Quarsha district of Benghazi on April 24, 2016 after capturing the area from ISIS, one of the last strongholds of Islamic State in the western part of the city.

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Benghazi
By Mohammad Salama
24 Apr 2016

Libyan National Army troops commanded by General Khalifa Haftar entered the Al Quarsha district of Benghazi on April 24, 2016 after capturing the area from ISIS, one of the last strongholds of Islamic State in the western part of the city.

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Benghazi
By Mohammad Salama
24 Apr 2016

Libyan National Army troops commanded by General Khalifa Haftar entered the Al Quarsha district of Benghazi on April 24, 2016 after capturing the area from ISIS, one of the last strongholds of Islamic State in the western part of the city.

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Benghazi
By Mohammad Salama
24 Apr 2016

Libyan National Army troops commanded by General Khalifa Haftar entered the Al Quarsha district of Benghazi on April 24, 2016 after capturing the area from ISIS, one of the last strongholds of Islamic State in the western part of the city.

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Benghazi
By Mohammad Salama
24 Apr 2016

Libyan National Army troops commanded by General Khalifa Haftar entered the Al Quarsha district of Benghazi on April 24, 2016 after capturing the area from ISIS, one of the last strongholds of Islamic State in the western part of the city.

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Benghazi
By Mohammad Salama
24 Apr 2016

Libyan National Army troops commanded by General Khalifa Haftar entered the Al Quarsha district of Benghazi on April 24, 2016 after capturing the area from ISIS, one of the last strongholds of Islamic State in the western part of the city.

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Benghazi
By Mohammad Salama
24 Apr 2016

Libyan National Army troops commanded by General Khalifa Haftar entered the Al Quarsha district of Benghazi on April 24, 2016 after capturing the area from ISIS, one of the last strongholds of Islamic State in the western part of the city.

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Benghazi
By Mohammad Salama
24 Apr 2016

Libyan National Army troops commanded by General Khalifa Haftar entered the Al Quarsha district of Benghazi on April 24, 2016 after capturing the area from ISIS, one of the last strongholds of Islamic State in the western part of the city.

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Benghazi
By Mohammad Salama
24 Apr 2016

Libyan National Army troops commanded by General Khalifa Haftar entered the Al Quarsha district of Benghazi on April 24, 2016 after capturing the area from ISIS, one of the last strongholds of Islamic State in the western part of the city.

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Benghazi
By Mohammad Salama
24 Apr 2016

Libyan National Army troops commanded by General Khalifa Haftar entered the Al Quarsha district of Benghazi on April 24, 2016 after capturing the area from ISIS, one of the last strongholds of Islamic State in the western part of the city.

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Benghazi
By Mohammad Salama
24 Apr 2016

Libyan National Army troops commanded by General Khalifa Haftar entered the Al Quarsha district of Benghazi on April 24, 2016 after capturing the area from ISIS, one of the last strongholds of Islamic State in the western part of the city.

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Benghazi
By Mohammad Salama
24 Apr 2016

Libyan National Army troops commanded by General Khalifa Haftar entered the Al Quarsha district of Benghazi on April 24, 2016 after capturing the area from ISIS, one of the last strongholds of Islamic State in the western part of the city.

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Benghazi
By Mohammad Salama
24 Apr 2016

Libyan National Army troops commanded by General Khalifa Haftar entered the Al Quarsha district of Benghazi on April 24, 2016 after capturing the area from ISIS, one of the last strongholds of Islamic State in the western part of the city.

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Anti-Terrorism Protest in Benghazi Ca...
Benghazi
By Mohammad Salama
20 Feb 2015

February 20, 2015
Benghazi, Libya

Scores of Libyans staged an anti-terrorism demonstration in al-Keesh Square Benghazi on Friday, February 20, 2015.

The demonstrators called for the backing of the Libyan army and for the international community to support the Tobruk based government's demand at the UN Security Council to lift the ban on arms sales, and to provide the army with the necessary support to fight terrorism.

The demonstrations came following a triple suicide bomb attack in the eastern town of al-Qubbah, which claimed more than 40 lives.

The attacks were claimed by the 'Islamic State' in retaliation, they said, for the air strikes carried out on the IS stronghold of Derna earlier this week.

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Libyan Catholic Bishop on Christians ...
Benghazi
By Mohammad Salama
22 Jan 2015

.January 22, 2015

Benghazi, Libya

The Bishop of Benghazi, Celeste Almagro, may be the last remaining Christian in his congregation left in Benghazi. Father Almagro says he is staying in Libya even though all the other nuns and other priests have left the country. There was a sizable quantity of Christian immigrants living in Libya, around 17,000 were Filipinos, and they lived along side the locals without any trouble. This all changed with the uprising against Muammar Gadaffi in 2011. Since the fall of Gadaffi’s government, the country has spiraled out of control, with radical Islamist groups growing in strength and making the country more dangerous for all religious minorities. Our contributor interviewed the bishop who was at the time sheltering in an unknown location for his own safety.

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“I am bishop Celeste Almagro from Malta and I have been in Libya already for 27 years. It is a long time since I came as a priest in Tripoli. At that time, there were many Filipinos, there were about 17,000 so I came as an English speaking priest in order to help with the prayers of the church, these people who are Christian. And as I said I spent as parish priest and vicar of the bishop 9 years in Tripoli. We were going practically everywhere except Brega on the east and Ra’s lanuf in the east in order to conduct the prayers according to our way. Then in 1997, when the country, when Libya established diplomatic relations with the Vatican, I was appointed Bishop of Benghazi of this area, because the area is very vast, beginning from Brega it goes up to Tubruq, so it could not be administrated by Tripoli, it was already too far.

“So I came here in 1997, 17 years ago almost, and we took the permits necessary, we renovated the church; we painted, made it more welcoming because it needed a good refurbishing. Also the Catholic community was very numerous up until a few years ago. We had a lot to do. We were always going somewhere. There were also the sisters perhaps you know that there were sisters in the hospital of Jamahiriya, there were Polish sisters here in the children’s hospital, there were sisters in Tubruq, sisters in Derna, in Al Bayda and also in Al Marj. So we had a lot of travelling and coming and going back at the same time. In Al Bayda and Derna and Tubruq we had a priest resident with the “sorellas” (sisters) they call them. So we were organizing this way very much in demand, travelling and travelling without stop. We used to go to Brega by the company plane to the region. Now we have come to this state when the sorellas (sisters) are no more because many of them were over aged, but others were recalled because they were afraid by their superiors, so we have remained one priest with me and another one in Al Bayda.

“And here we are after this waiting for priests to return, because even in the normal life of the people, there are time for prayer, their regular attendance has been distributed so they need also the spiritual support of their religion which is Christian for us. And it is our daily and constant prayer and wish for peace to return. Now we do not have more bombings like before, hope has increased. Inshallah it will be not long before calm and security will be the order of the day and we will be able to return to our church in Benghazi because we had to leave very urgently on 4th November, taking nothing with us because there was no time, I did not know what was happening, maybe the soldiers were approaching. So took what we had about us, the necessary things and off we went with the hope of returning within three days. And we are still here, now it is 22nd of January and we are still here in this place out of normal residence which is a handicap also for those people because the people all come from different hospitals for the prayer in Servia Moreno and Omerta Gatap and we are not there. So it is a painful for them and for us, that is why in our prayer meetings, the priority is our prayer for peace, for the benefit of the country, for the benefit of the citizens, of the families and for the benefits also for us because we are living like a family in our own way.

“We have remained here because we had a great pressure from our families to return because they were worried about us, our families especially, and also from our embassy but we preferred to remain with the people and also with those when we had the nuns, they did not go immediately but remained as long as they could to be with the people with the war three years ago. Three years ago when there was the war, there were massive repatriation plans, there was a ship one time took 1,400 Filipinas, others went by air to their country, but we remained here to be with the people, with your people, with the sisters helping them as nurses and giving witness to our love and our dedication to the country also, which was our country because we are living here. And this again happened now and we remained again, we did not fly away, many have been repatriated, because the families were terrified because of the war, and it is reasonable, so many Filipinos and Africans also, because we have many Africans, left but also there are some who remained also for the benefit of the country to help in the hospitals because it is important that they should stay. Hoping as we do to rejoice when finally everything will be settled as I said for the benefit of the country, for the benefit of the families, for the benefits of us all.” (08:56)

(08:57) “I remember when the sisters were told by their superiors that they had to return, they wept because some of them were over 45 years here, they came when they were very young, especially the Italian ones so it was heart breaking for them to leave the hospital especially Jamahiriya here, children and the other hospitals in Al Bayda, Al Marj and Tubruq, because they felt their country is here for a lifetime. So as a conclusion, I would like to say how much we are also enduring with the people, the disadvantages brought by war, and it is our prayer for the country, for the people, among who we have so many friends also, especially the neighbours and those who know us, we are like a family, and inspire and pray and hope for peace so that will be our great relief from the tragedies of war because war is always a tragedy, and I hope it is not far, the night is dark but the sun will rise God willing. Thank you very much.”

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Libyan Army Forces Recapture Benghazi...
Benghazi
By Mohammad Salama
09 Feb 2015

February 9, 2015
Benghazi, Libya

Libyan troops loyal to General Khalifa Haftar secure their positions in the center of Benghazi after violent clashes with Islamic militants including Dawn of Libya. The soldiers have forced the Islamic militias out of the port area of Benghazi and are continuing to push them out of their remaining strongholds in the city.

Video shows tanks firing at buildings where the army suspects there may be explosives planted by the Islamist forces.

Shot List:

1 M/S preparation of the tanks from the back, with the Foreign Ministry Building in Benghazi
2 C/S tank moving forward to a target next to the Foreign Ministry
3 W/S Tank targeting a sniper
4 M/S marines holding their guns
5 C/S interview with Issa al-Maraakby SOUNdBITE
6 C/S launch of anti aircraft machinegun
7 W/S marines' armed vehicle
8 W/S of tank bombing
9 M/S soldiers hiding from the snipers behind a tank that is firing at targets
10 C/S soldier holding a gun
11 C/S soldier holding his gun and guarding his spot
12 M/S of tank after bombing a building in Shajara Square
13 M/S of a sniper from the marines
14 M/S marines sniper in Oqaib street
15 M/S marine base commander
16 SOUNDBITE Walid Shafei
17 W/S Destruction ion Jamal Abdel Nasser Street
18 W/S Aftermath of battle in the Safina Building, one of the most well known buildings in the city
19 W/S after math of battle in Jamal Abdel Nasser Street and Near Bank of Libya
20 M/S Aftermath of battles in a building where a sniper positioned.

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SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Issa al-Marakbi, Tank commander, Marine Infantry.
00:15 – 00:33
“It is only a matter of a few hours. God willing, we will liberate our country from the infidels and the corrupters. We did not benefit anything from them. They destroyed schools and everything else. God willing, we shall be victorious with the help of God.”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Walid al-Shifai, Field commander, Marine Infantry.
01:22 – 01:42
“I bring good news to the believers, who have been patient and said ‘Allah is sufficient for us’ in the face of these infidels. We will keep chasing you. Libya shall be without you, God willing. Do not dream of [staying] in Libya ever again. God willing, victory is near.
We have been patient. Whoever shows patience shall what obtain what he desires."

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Aftermath of Benghazi Clashes
Benghazi
By Mohammad Salama
18 Jan 2015

January 19, 2015
Benghazi, Libya

Exclusive video shows the aftermath of fighting between Islamic rebels and army forces loyal to the Tobruk government. The clashes have been ongoing in the strategic area of downtown Benghazi for over two months. 'Daraa Libya' and other Islamist militias are still controlling the port of Benghazi and the headquarters of Libya's central bank which are located in downtown Benghazi and make it strategically desirable.

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Walid Shamiya, Army soldier, (man, Arabic)

(00:39-01:05) "Things are moving faster, and there is progress. You will hear about it today, hopefully, at sunset, we are progressing. These are their final days, in the same way it was Qaddafi's final days. Now it is their final days. Libya will become clean and free of terrorism."

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Escaped Monkeys Recovered in Benghazi
Benghazi
By Mohammad Salama
10 Nov 2014

November 10, 2014
Benghazi, Libya

Several monkeys escaped from the zoo and were roaming around Benghazi amidst heavy clashes between the army and anti-government militias. All of the monkeys were either killed or returned to the zoo. The video shows the monkeys that have been recovered by the zoo workers. One is in a transportation cage having been just brought back to the zoo.

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Benghazi
By Mohammad Salama
06 Nov 2014

November 6, 2014
Benghazi, Libya

Former Army General Haftar enters Benghazi, at the head of a military convoy, for the first time in almost a year. Forces loyal to Haftar managed to take back key areas of Benghazi, securing the city center. The troops now surround the cityÕs port, the militants last stronghold.

General Haftar launched ÒThe Dignity OperationÓ, a military offensive with the aim of retaking Benghazi from the hands of Islamist militias.

Libya has been in a state of flux since Colonel Gaddafi was overthrown in 2011. The country is divided between two rival governments, with disparate tribes, militias and political factions fighting for power.

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Benghazi
By Mohammad Salama
06 Nov 2014

November 6, 2014
Benghazi, Libya

Former Army General Haftar enters Benghazi, at the head of a military convoy, for the first time in almost a year. Forces loyal to Haftar managed to take back key areas of Benghazi, securing the city center. The troops now surround the cityÕs port, the militants last stronghold.

General Haftar launched ÒThe Dignity OperationÓ, a military offensive with the aim of retaking Benghazi from the hands of Islamist militias.

Libya has been in a state of flux since Colonel Gaddafi was overthrown in 2011. The country is divided between two rival governments, with disparate tribes, militias and political factions fighting for power.

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Benghazi
By Mohammad Salama
06 Nov 2014

November 6, 2014
Benghazi, Libya

Former Army General Haftar enters Benghazi, at the head of a military convoy, for the first time in almost a year. Forces loyal to Haftar managed to take back key areas of Benghazi, securing the city center. The troops now surround the cityÕs port, the militants last stronghold.

General Haftar launched ÒThe Dignity OperationÓ, a military offensive with the aim of retaking Benghazi from the hands of Islamist militias.

Libya has been in a state of flux since Colonel Gaddafi was overthrown in 2011. The country is divided between two rival governments, with disparate tribes, militias and political factions fighting for power.

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Benghazi
By Mohammad Salama
06 Nov 2014

November 6, 2014
Benghazi, Libya

Former Army General Haftar enters Benghazi, at the head of a military convoy, for the first time in almost a year. Forces loyal to Haftar managed to take back key areas of Benghazi, securing the city center. The troops now surround the cityÕs port, the militants last stronghold.

General Haftar launched ÒThe Dignity OperationÓ, a military offensive with the aim of retaking Benghazi from the hands of Islamist militias.

Libya has been in a state of flux since Colonel Gaddafi was overthrown in 2011. The country is divided between two rival governments, with disparate tribes, militias and political factions fighting for power.

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Benghazi
By Mohammad Salama
06 Nov 2014

November 6, 2014
Benghazi, Libya

Former Army General Haftar enters Benghazi, at the head of a military convoy, for the first time in almost a year. Forces loyal to Haftar managed to take back key areas of Benghazi, securing the city center. The troops now surround the cityÕs port, the militants last stronghold.

General Haftar launched ÒThe Dignity OperationÓ, a military offensive with the aim of retaking Benghazi from the hands of Islamist militias.

Libya has been in a state of flux since Colonel Gaddafi was overthrown in 2011. The country is divided between two rival governments, with disparate tribes, militias and political factions fighting for power.

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Benghazi
By Mohammad Salama
06 Nov 2014

November 6, 2014
Benghazi, Libya

Former Army General Haftar enters Benghazi, at the head of a military convoy, for the first time in almost a year. Forces loyal to Haftar managed to take back key areas of Benghazi, securing the city center. The troops now surround the cityÕs port, the militants last stronghold.

General Haftar launched ÒThe Dignity OperationÓ, a military offensive with the aim of retaking Benghazi from the hands of Islamist militias.

Libya has been in a state of flux since Colonel Gaddafi was overthrown in 2011. The country is divided between two rival governments, with disparate tribes, militias and political factions fighting for power.

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Benghazi
By Mohammad Salama
06 Nov 2014

November 6, 2014
Benghazi, Libya

Former Army General Haftar enters Benghazi, at the head of a military convoy, for the first time in almost a year. Forces loyal to Haftar managed to take back key areas of Benghazi, securing the city center. The troops now surround the cityÕs port, the militants last stronghold.

General Haftar launched ÒThe Dignity OperationÓ, a military offensive with the aim of retaking Benghazi from the hands of Islamist militias.

Libya has been in a state of flux since Colonel Gaddafi was overthrown in 2011. The country is divided between two rival governments, with disparate tribes, militias and political factions fighting for power.

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Benghazi
By Mohammad Salama
06 Nov 2014

November 6, 2014
Benghazi, Libya

Former Army General Haftar enters Benghazi, at the head of a military convoy, for the first time in almost a year. Forces loyal to Haftar managed to take back key areas of Benghazi, securing the city center. The troops now surround the cityÕs port, the militants last stronghold.

General Haftar launched ÒThe Dignity OperationÓ, a military offensive with the aim of retaking Benghazi from the hands of Islamist militias.

Libya has been in a state of flux since Colonel Gaddafi was overthrown in 2011. The country is divided between two rival governments, with disparate tribes, militias and political factions fighting for power.

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Benghazi
By Mohammad Salama
06 Nov 2014

November 6, 2014
Benghazi, Libya

Former Army General Haftar enters Benghazi, at the head of a military convoy, for the first time in almost a year. Forces loyal to Haftar managed to take back key areas of Benghazi, securing the city center. The troops now surround the cityÕs port, the militants last stronghold.

General Haftar launched ÒThe Dignity OperationÓ, a military offensive with the aim of retaking Benghazi from the hands of Islamist militias.

Libya has been in a state of flux since Colonel Gaddafi was overthrown in 2011. The country is divided between two rival governments, with disparate tribes, militias and political factions fighting for power.

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Benghazi
By Mohammad Salama
06 Nov 2014

November 6, 2014
Benghazi, Libya

Former Army General Haftar enters Benghazi, at the head of a military convoy, for the first time in almost a year. Forces loyal to Haftar managed to take back key areas of Benghazi, securing the city center. The troops now surround the cityÕs port, the militants last stronghold.

General Haftar launched ÒThe Dignity OperationÓ, a military offensive with the aim of retaking Benghazi from the hands of Islamist militias.

Libya has been in a state of flux since Colonel Gaddafi was overthrown in 2011. The country is divided between two rival governments, with disparate tribes, militias and political factions fighting for power.

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Benghazi
By Mohammad Salama
06 Nov 2014

November 6, 2014
Benghazi, Libya

Former Army General Haftar enters Benghazi, at the head of a military convoy, for the first time in almost a year. Forces loyal to Haftar managed to take back key areas of Benghazi, securing the city center. The troops now surround the cityÕs port, the militants last stronghold.

General Haftar launched ÒThe Dignity OperationÓ, a military offensive with the aim of retaking Benghazi from the hands of Islamist militias.

Libya has been in a state of flux since Colonel Gaddafi was overthrown in 2011. The country is divided between two rival governments, with disparate tribes, militias and political factions fighting for power.

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Benghazi
By Mohammad Salama
06 Nov 2014

November 6, 2014
Benghazi, Libya

Former Army General Haftar enters Benghazi, at the head of a military convoy, for the first time in almost a year. Forces loyal to Haftar managed to take back key areas of Benghazi, securing the city center. The troops now surround the citys port, the militants last stronghold.

General Haftar launched The Dignity Operation, a military offensive with the aim of retaking Benghazi from the hands of Islamist militias.

Libya has been in a state of flux since Colonel Gaddafi was overthrown in 2011. The country is divided between two rival governments, with disparate tribes, militias and political factions fighting for power.

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Benghazi
By Mohammad Salama
06 Nov 2014

November 6, 2014
Benghazi, Libya

Former Army General Haftar enters Benghazi, at the head of a military convoy, for the first time in almost a year. Forces loyal to Haftar managed to take back key areas of Benghazi, securing the city center. The troops now surround the citys port, the militants last stronghold.

General Haftar launched The Dignity Operation, a military offensive with the aim of retaking Benghazi from the hands of Islamist militias.

Libya has been in a state of flux since Colonel Gaddafi was overthrown in 2011. The country is divided between two rival governments, with disparate tribes, militias and political factions fighting for power.

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Benghazi
By Mohammad Salama
06 Nov 2014

November 6, 2014
Benghazi, Libya

Former Army General Haftar enters Benghazi, at the head of a military convoy, for the first time in almost a year. Forces loyal to Haftar managed to take back key areas of Benghazi, securing the city center. The troops now surround the cityÕs port, the militants last stronghold.

General Haftar launched ÒThe Dignity OperationÓ, a military offensive with the aim of retaking Benghazi from the hands of Islamist militias.

Libya has been in a state of flux since Colonel Gaddafi was overthrown in 2011. The country is divided between two rival governments, with disparate tribes, militias and political factions fighting for power.

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Benghazi
By Mohammad Salama
06 Nov 2014

November 6, 2014
Benghazi, Libya

Former Army General Haftar enters Benghazi, at the head of a military convoy, for the first time in almost a year. Forces loyal to Haftar managed to take back key areas of Benghazi, securing the city center. The troops now surround the cityÕs port, the militants last stronghold.

General Haftar launched ÒThe Dignity OperationÓ, a military offensive with the aim of retaking Benghazi from the hands of Islamist militias.

Libya has been in a state of flux since Colonel Gaddafi was overthrown in 2011. The country is divided between two rival governments, with disparate tribes, militias and political factions fighting for power.

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Benghazi
By Mohammad Salama
05 Nov 2014

November 6, 2014
Benghazi, Libya

Former Army General Haftar enters Benghazi, at the head of a military convoy, for the first time in almost a year. Forces loyal to Haftar managed to take back key areas of Benghazi, securing the city center. The troops now surround the cityÕs port, the militants last stronghold.

General Haftar launched ÒThe Dignity OperationÓ, a military offensive with the aim of retaking Benghazi from the hands of Islamist militias.

Libya has been in a state of flux since Colonel Gaddafi was overthrown in 2011. The country is divided between two rival governments, with disparate tribes, militias and political factions fighting for power.

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Benghazi
By Mohammad Salama
06 Nov 2014

November 6, 2014
Benghazi, Libya

Former Army General Haftar enters Benghazi, at the head of a military convoy, for the first time in almost a year. Forces loyal to Haftar managed to take back key areas of Benghazi, securing the city center. The troops now surround the cityÕs port, the militants last stronghold.

General Haftar launched ÒThe Dignity OperationÓ, a military offensive with the aim of retaking Benghazi from the hands of Islamist militias.

Libya has been in a state of flux since Colonel Gaddafi was overthrown in 2011. The country is divided between two rival governments, with disparate tribes, militias and political factions fighting for power.

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Benghazi
By Mohammad Salama
06 Nov 2014

November 6, 2014
Benghazi, Libya

Former Army General Haftar enters Benghazi, at the head of a military convoy, for the first time in almost a year. Forces loyal to Haftar managed to take back key areas of Benghazi, securing the city center. The troops now surround the cityÕs port, the militants last stronghold.

General Haftar launched ÒThe Dignity OperationÓ, a military offensive with the aim of retaking Benghazi from the hands of Islamist militias.

Libya has been in a state of flux since Colonel Gaddafi was overthrown in 2011. The country is divided between two rival governments, with disparate tribes, militias and political factions fighting for power.

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Benghazi
By Mohammad Salama
06 Nov 2014

November 6, 2014
Benghazi, Libya

Former Army General Haftar enters Benghazi, at the head of a military convoy, for the first time in almost a year. Forces loyal to Haftar managed to take back key areas of Benghazi, securing the city center. The troops now surround the citys port, the militants last stronghold.

General Haftar launched The Dignity Operation, a military offensive with the aim of retaking Benghazi from the hands of Islamist militias.

Libya has been in a state of flux since Colonel Gaddafi was overthrown in 2011. The country is divided between two rival governments, with disparate tribes, militias and political factions fighting for power.