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GNA Forces Take Over Strategic Buildings in Sirte

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) On Wednesday, Libyan forces fighting ISIS in Sirte were able to take over and secure the Ouagadougou Conference Centre, a hospital, and university buildings in the coastal city. The advance came after the United States began its airstrikes campaign last week. Libyan forces were struggling …

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Fayez Al-Sarraj Says Foreign Troops Are Not Welcome in Libya

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) On Wednesday, Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sarraj of the UN-backed Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) said that no foreign troops are needed to fight Libya’s battle against ISIS. “We do not need foreign troops on Libyan soil,” Al-Sarraj said. A Report by the Washington Post …

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Are Western Powers Seeking Redemption from GNA for Supporting Haftar?

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) France released a joint statement on behalf of the French government, Britain, Germany, the United States, Italy and Spain on Wednesday expressing support to the UN-backed unity government (GNA). The western allies said they were concerned with the constant power struggle over Al-Zueitina oil port …

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France Increases Humanitarian Aid to Libya

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) On Monday, France announced that it will increase its “humanitarian aid to Libya with a new €450,000 subsidy (nearly half a million US dollars) for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC),” according to a press release published on a government website. The increase …

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GNA in final phases of Freeing Sirte of ISIS

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) On Sunday, commanders of operation Al-Bunyan al-Marsous who are loyal to the UN-backed unity government (GNA), met to discuss “the final and the crucial battles” to wipe out ISIS in Sirte, according to a post on the force’s Facebook page. On Monday, the GNA loyal forces …

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Libya’s Largest Oil Port Es Sider Begins Repairs

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Es Sider – Libya’s largest oil port, begins repairs. On Sunday, Galal Mohamed, Waha Oil Corporation’s director of operations, said that oil production and exports from the newly reopened oil ports are likely to begin in a month. The only thing currently holding production back …

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Meet Libya’s 2016 Rio Olympics Team

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Libya sends team of seven athletes to compete in the 2016 Olympic games in Rio that started on Friday despite ongoing unrest. The Libyan team will be competing in the following sports: archery, judo, rowing, marathon, taekwondo, and swimming. 37 year old Ali Elghrari will …

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GNA Fighters Say They Wish US Airstrikes Came Sooner

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Mohamed Darat, a commander of the GNA forces, said on Wednesday that the US airstrike campaign against ISIS has allowed unity government forces to make greater advances against the extremist group. As a result of the airstrikes fired on Monday, Darat’s brigades was able to …

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Is the EU Setting Libya Up for Epic Failure?

^(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) EU Council extends its mission in Libya to August 2017 and Approves Budget. The European Union announced on Thursday that it will extend its European Union Border Assistance Mission (EUBAM) by one year and allocated $19 million. “On 4 August 2016, the Council extended the …

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