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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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41 Bodies Found on Libyan Shore

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) On Saturday 41 bodies, thought to be refugees, were found by volunteers on shores of Sabratha, a coastal city in Libya. The volunteers received training provided by the city council to spot human trafficking victims in mid-July. “We think that these are people who drowned …

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GNA Forces Take Over Sirte’s Security Headquarters from ISIS

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) loyal forces announced on Monday that they have taken over the Sirte security headquarters from ISIS who has held it since February 2015. “We’re slowly tightening our grip on them,” said a Libyan senior official. GNA loyal forces have …

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French Ambassador Summoned By GNA

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Photo taken from the Nigeria Newsdesk. The Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) has called on the French ambassador to address the unconsented unwelcomed presence of French troops in Libya. Last week the Defend Benghazi Brigade shot down one of General Khalifa Haftar’s helicopters in …

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