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US Sends Special Operations Troops to Libya

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) US Special Operations troops are aiding and advising forces loyal to the UN-backed unity government in Tripoli (GNA) in their fight against ISIS in Sirte, said the Pentagon. On Tuesday, Henrietta Levin, the Pentagon spokesperson said, “A small number of US forces have gone in …

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GNA Forces Begin Post-Liberation Clean Up

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) After making major gains in Sirte this week, forces loyal to the UN-backed government (GNA) began the process of clearing the areas they liberated of any landmines and other explosives left by ISIS. Though the GNA backed forces were able to make major gains, there …

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70 Percent of Sirte is Free from ISIS

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) In the last 24 hours, Libyan forces fighting ISIS in Sirte have liberated most of the city with the help of US airstrikes which have enabled the Libyan forces to take over strategic areas in the city centre. Mokhtar Khalifa, the mayor of Sirte, said …

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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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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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Two Journalists Murdered in Libya

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Abdala Fassouk, the father of Abdelqadir Fassouk, holds a picture of the his son and cameraman, Yusuf Badi, when they were kidnapped. (AP/Manu Brabo) Abdelqadir Fassouk, a 28 year old photojournalist, was shot dead by ISIS fighters as he was covering the fight between the …

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Haftar’s Forces Make Gains in Benghazi

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) General Khalifa Haftar’s forces were able to gain control of areas around Benghazi that were taken over by Shura Council of the Benghazi Revolutionaries (SCBR) fighters. Khalifa Al-Obeidi, spokesperson for Haftar’s forces, said Al-Gwarcha is now under Haftar’s control. “We are presently pursuing terrorists who …

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Egypt Hosts High-Level Talks with Political and Military Rival

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) \ High-level political and military figures in Libya are meeting in Egypt with the hope of finding a solution for the ongoing clashes between political rivals. Over the past two-days Prime Minister Fayez Serraj of the Government of National Accord (GNA), the UN-backed government, met …

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Haftar Forces Threaten to Bomb GNA Oil Tankers

Photo credits: Mahmud Turkia, AFP   House of Representative Chief of Staff Abdulraziq Al-Nadori warned on Tuesday that any oil tanker that comes close to oil fields in eastern Libya without the green light from the National Oil Corporation (NOC) will be attacked. “We will target any boat that approaches …

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Algeria Attempts to Stop Arms Smuggling at Border with Libya

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Thousands of Libyan firearms and weapons were confiscated by Algerian security forces since the beginning of the Libyan uprising that started in February of 2011. On Monday Al-Khabar news agency spoke with a  security forces source in Algeria who said Algeria has obtained about 4,000 …

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