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Wife of Al-Qaeda Fighter Arrested Near Derna

The wife of Algerian terrorist Mokhtar Belmokhtar was reportedly arrested in eastern Libya while on route to Derna, which is 250 kilometres east of Benghazi, to give birth. According to investigators in eastern Libya, Tunisian born Asma Kadoussi was traveling from Libya’s southern region. Belmokhtar is allegedly the leader of …

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Five Foreigners Freed From ISIS Captivity

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) After an intense battle between Libyan forces and ISIS fighters on Thursday, five foreigners who were held by ISIS in Sirte were freed, said an official. “Each round of fighting has its own circumstances … and it’s difficult to predict when the battle will be …

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GNA Forces Divide ISIS to Conquer Sirte

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Forces loyal to the Libyan unity government based in Tripoli (GNA) said they were able to intercept and prevent three attempted car bombings by ISIS fighers in Sirte on Thursday. The Libyan soldiers, most of whom are from Misrata, have been in the process of …

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GNA Resume Fight Against ISIS

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) On Sunday, forces loyal to the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) launched an attack against ISIS fighters in Sirte, ending a two-week pause in fighting. The Libyan military’s media centre posted a statement on their Facebook page reporting that their fighters killed two ISIS …

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Security Heightens in Tripoli After Car Bomb

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Security forces in Tripoli have ramped up security to all state buildings in Libya’s capital after two car bomb exploded near government facilities. Colonel Salah Es Sammu’i, the head of Tripoli’s security forces, said to the press that all state building will now have more …

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Second Month Begins for US Airstrikes to Libya

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) The United States’ airstrike campaign in Libya has begun its second month, which was only supposed to last for “weeks not months,” according to the Pentagon. In the first month, close to 110 airstrikes were fired in Libya by drones, helicopter gunships and bombers targeting …

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GNA in final phase of defeating ISIS in Sirte

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Libyan forces loyal to the Libyan unity Government (GNA) say they have finally reached the end of their battle with ISIS. After three months of intense battle against the extremist group, the Libyan army is planning and preparing for the end of ISIS in Sirte. …

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President Barack Obama Authorizes Air Strikes in Libya

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) The Libyan unity government in Tripoli (GNA) announced on Monday that the United States launched its first airstrikes on ISIS fighters in Sirte. Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sarraj said an aired speech, “the first American air strikes on precise positions of the Daesh (ISIS) organisation were …

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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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Five Killed in Attack West of ISIS Stronghold Sirte

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Attacks carried out by ISIS militants killed five local security forces and wounded 12 at checkpoints located between Misrata and ISIS held Sirte on Thursday.   An ISIS suicide bomber killed two local militiamen and wounded 12 at Abu Grain checkpoint west of Sirte, while …

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How ISIS Formed in Libya

An Islamic State militant holds a gun while standing behind what are said to be Ethiopian Christians in Wilayat Fazzan, in this still image from an undated video made available on a social media website on April 19, 2015. (Business Insider) Five years after the fall of Libyan leader Muammar …

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