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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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Who’s Who? Libya’s Main Players – Defend Benghazi Brigade Vows to Take Down Haftar’s Forces

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Background On June 1, 2016 revolutionaries living in Benghazi declared the start of a defensive effort in support of the Shura Council and the Chamber of Ajdabiya, according to an official statement they issued. They named themselves ‘Defend Benghazi Brigade’ (DBB) stressing that they do …

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