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Renewed Clashes Between Haftar and Derna Shura Council Forces

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) A residential neighbourhood in Alfatayeh in Derna, a coastal city about 300 kilometers east of Benghazi, was hit by airstrikes fired by Khalifa Haftar’s military helicopters, reported a local Libyan news outlet on Monday. Clashes have been ongoing in the area between Haftar’s forces and …

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Pentagon Prepared to Extend Airstrike Campaign in Libya

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) The Pentagon said on Monday that it is willing to continue its airstrike campaign in Libya targeting remnants of ISIS fighters if the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) approves the offer. “If additional air strikes are needed, we will be prepared to deliver those …

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Libyan Coast Guard Rescues 115 Refugees

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) 115 refugees crossing the Mediterranean were rescued from a fragile rubber boat that collapsed soon after departing Libyan shores, according to the Libyan coast guard who conducted the rescue mission over the weekend. The Libyan coast guard reported one refugee drowned from the rescue mission. …

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AU Will Meet to Review Aid to Libya

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) A meeting to discuss the Libyan crisis was announced on Monday by the African Union (AU) for the Union’s High-Level Committee on Libya. Algeria, Congo, Egypt, Mauritania, Niger, South Africa and Uganda are all members of the AU’s High-Level Committee.   The meeting is scheduled …

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Libyan Army Frees Fourteen Civilians in Sirte

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Libyan forces loyal to the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) were able to free 14 civilians, many of the them women and children, from ISIS militants in Sirte, said the army’s media centre. All the civilians who fled on Sunday were Libyan. Other rescued …

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One Person Dead Outside a Bank in Tripoli

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Fighting between gunmen broke out on Monday outside a newly opened financial building in the Libyan capital’s Siyahiya district killing one person. The gunmen were waiting in line at MoneyGram Monday morning when an argument began about who could get the most money from bank. …

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Two Italians and One Canadian Released by Kidnappers

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Two Italians and a Canadian arrived in Italy Sunday morning after being abducted for nearly two months in Libya, according to the Italian government. The two Italians are Danilo Calonego and Bruno Cacace, and the Canadian is Frank Poccia. A Canadian news outlet reported that …

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Two Car Bomb Attack in Benghazi Targeting Haftar Supporters

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) A well known tribal leader who played an influential role in assisting General Khalifa Haftar’s forces to take over oil facilities in Libya’s oil crescent was wounded after a car bomb wounded him in Benghazi, according to officials. Saleh Al-Ateiwish, leader of Magharba tribe, was …

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Super Cobras Used in US Air Raid Campaign in Sirte

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) The US Navy confirmed on Thursday that Super Cobra military helicopters have been deployed as a part of the US air raid campaign to take out ISIS in Sirte. The helicopters are being launched from the USS San Antonio, a transport dock ship positioned just …

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Shipwrecks in Mediterranean Kill 239 Refugees

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Nearly 239 refugees were killed in two separate shipwrecks just off Libya’s shores on Thursday and only two have reportedly survived, said the UN’s High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The UNHCR, along with other humanitarian organizations, said the risky journey that refugees embark on to …

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EU Commander Stands By Training of Libyan Coast Guards

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) In an attempt to put an end to mass migration from Libya to Europe, the European Union has begun a training the Libyan coastguard to assist in curbing migration, said Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino, the leader of the EU’s Operation Sophia, on Wednesday. The chaos …

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12 Bodies Found in the Mediterranean

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) A vessel carrying refugees got caught in a sea storm just off Libya’s shores Wednesday killing at least 12 people, according to the Italian coastguard.   The Italian coast guard believes it is likely that the number of deaths will increase as a result of …

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Libyan Red Crescent Finds 16 Bodies on Shore

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) The bodies of 16 refugees were recovered by the Libyan Red Crescent from the shores of Libya’s coastal city Zuwarah, about 118 kilometers west of Tripoli. “We have not been able to verify their nationalities, but they are presumed drowned after their boat sank,” said …

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