Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Libya

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Libya

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1996

Apr. 17: Libyan head of state Mu`ammar Qadhdhafi stated that Libya would cease doing business with Western firms. [4/18 WSJ] Apr. 27: The London-based Hayat reported that government forces and the opposition Militant Islamic Group had clashed in Wadi al-Injil, in the East. [4/30 FBIS]

Apr. 29: In a New York City court, relatives of victims of the 1988 Pan Am flight 103 bombing filed a $10 billion lawsuit against Libya. [4/30 WSJ]

May 4: In Libya, Libyan head of state Qadhdhafi met with North Korean foreign minister Kim Yong-Nam to discuss bilateral relations. [5/6 FBIS]

May 27: Opposition sources reported that armed clashes between opposition groups and security forces had erupted in Benghazi after a security officer was killed on 24 May. [5/30 FBIS]

Egyptian president Husni Mubarak stated that Egyptian inspectors had toured the Tarhuna mountain area, alleged by the United States to be the site of a chemical weapons factory. Mubarak said his inspectors found no evidence of this. …

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