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World Powers Ready to Arm Libyan Government

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) In a summit held in Vienna today about Libya between UN Security Council members, and more than 15 other European and regional powers have stated that they are going to provide arms to Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) to aid in their offensive …

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Presidency Council Gives Permission for Ministers to Start Working

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) The UN-backed Government of National Accord’s (GNA) Presidency Council announced on Monday that it has given permission to 18 government ministers to start working, despite not yet being endorsed by the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) in the east. This move is another decision made …

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General Khalifa Haftar Launches Operation Volcano in Derna

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) General Khalifa Haftar who is loyal to the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) in the east has announced Operation “Al-Burkan” or Volcano last week in the coastal city of Derna in order to allegedly liberate it from terrorism.   Last month Haftar announced that he …

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International Summit on Libya to be Held in Vienna on Monday

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff)   Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni An international summit between twenty nations is going to be held today in Vienna focusing on bringing stability to Libya, which has been plunged into chaos since the 2011 toppling of leader Muammar Gaddafi. Monday’s important meeting will be …

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US Special Forces Aid Libyan Army in Fight Against ISIS

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) The Obama administration announced that US Special Operations forces have been stationed at outposts in eastern and western Libya since 2015 after ISIS militants established a stronghold in Sirte in June of last year.   According to the Washington Post, the Pentagon has been working …

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US Ready to Arm Libya to Fight Against ISIS

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) The United States has expressed on Friday that it is ready to loosen the arms embargo placed on Libya to help the Government of National Accord (GNA) in their fight against ISIS. “There is a very healthy desire inside of Libya to rid themselves of …

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GNA Military Operation Against ISIS Advances Towards Abu Grein

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) The Government of National Accord’s (GNA) military operation against ISIS forces in the region between Misrata and Sirte announced on Friday that their troops were advancing towards Abu Grein after a surprise suicide attack at the Sadada checkpoint Wednesday night. The Libyan Army, which has …

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