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ISIS Militants Unsuccessfully Try to Break Siege

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) ISIS militants attempted to unsuccessfully break the siege placed on them by Albinyan Almarsous (Operation Strong Foundation) forces in the city center of Sirte on Sunday, in clashes that killed two soldiers and wounded nine soldiers. “Our forces confronted them (ISIS) and forced them to …

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Haftar’s Forces Committing War Crimes in Derna

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya Ali Al-Za’tari condemned the recent airstrikes by General Khalifa Haftar’s forces in residential areas in Derna, which have led to a number of civilian casualties, including children, in the last two weeks. “The continuing airstrikes in urban …

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Libya Back To The Drawing Board

(Republished from Huffington Post) By Giacomo Tognini and Khairuldeen Makhzoomi Five years since Muammar Gaddafi’s 42-year rule came to an end in the heady days of the Arab Spring, what once seemed like the beginning of a bright future for Africa’s richest country instead collapsed into chaos. Its leaders are …

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The US Throws its Weight Behind Libya’s Unity Government, Increases Aid to GNA

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) During a hearing in Washington on Wednesday, Jonathan Winer, the State Department’s Special Envoy to Libya, stressed that the United States fully supported Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), and outlined how America would support the fledgling government both financially and politically. “Our strategic …

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Operation Dignity is Killing Libyan Children

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) In the past week, multiple accounts of civilian targeted shootings have been reported and attributed to General Khalifa Haftar’s Operation Dignity in Derna. Haftar has besieged the coastal city since May 11, less than a month after Derna’s Shura Council drove out ISIS militants from …

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