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The UN Support Mission in Libya welcomes the announcement by the Presidential Council of the return of the Tawergha refugees in early February

The UN Support Mission in Libya welcomes the announcement by the Presidential Council of the return of the Tawergha refugees in early February, calling for “the translation of promises into action.” President of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj announced at a press conference Tuesday that the date of the return of …

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Al-Sarraj Meets with Tobruk Parliament in Tripoli

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Government of National Acccord (GNA) Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sarraj met with 30 members of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) on Thursday. Sarraj led the meeting with the Tobruk-based parliament where they discussed the formation of a new government after the HoR gave a vote …

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Libyan Prime Minister’s Historic Visit to Sirte

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sarraj, of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), along with Libyan ministers visited Sirte on Wednesday to honour the efforts of the many who have sacrificed so much to rid Sirte of ISIS. This was the Prime Minister’s first visit to …

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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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6,500 Refugees Rescued

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) On Tuesday, the Italian coastguard said that close to 3,000 migrants and refugees were saved in 30 different rescue missions in the Strait of Sicily on Tuesday. In the last two days, close to 10,000 lives were saved by rescue missions on the Mediterranean Sea. …

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Libya’s Southern Oil Fields Shut Down

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) The Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) stopped oil production of two oilfields after the Libyan unity Government (GNA) did not pay for the security of the oilfields, said Mohammad Ahmad Alkhbasha, a brigade commander on Tuesday. Alkhbasha said the PFG in the south closed the Gulf …

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ISIS Loses Control of Neighbourhood in Central Sirte

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Only one district remains in the hands of ISIS, said Libyan forces who have been in battle against ISIS fighters since Sunday. On Monday, a neighbourhood in Sirte known as Number One has been “completely liberated” and Libyan troops are currently “in the process of …

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Libyan Forces Take Out ISIS Snipers with Heavy Artillery

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff)   Libyan forces loyal to the unity government (GNA) lost at least 34 fighters in clashes against ISIS in Sirte and at least 180 others were wounded. After a one week pause, Libyan forces resumed their fight against ISIS on Sunday. Libyan troops say they …

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Over 200 Nigerians Deported from Libya

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) The Libyan unity government (GNA) along with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the Nigerian embassy in Libya, have deported 220 Nigerians back to their country. A chartered airplane took the deported Nigerians, who were gathered from various locations in Libya, to the Murtala …

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US Deploys Gunships In Libya

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) U.S. Marine Corps AH-1W Super Cobra Helicopter   The US military has dispatched helicopter gunships to assist in targeting ISIS militants hiding out in the centre of Sirte. Over the weekend, Marine AH-1W SuperCobra helicopters set out to strike at ISIS targets, according to a …

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Libyan Investment Authority Board Challenged

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Abdul-Magid Breish, who claims to be the chairman of the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA), said on Monday that he disapproves the appointment of a panel by the UN-backed Libyan unity government (GNA). Breish said that because he was not officially told to resign, he will …

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Germany Shifts Position on Migrants

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff)   Over the weekend, refugees on route to Sicily from Libya were rescued by a navy vessel and were taken to Augusta port in Sicily. A total 576 refugees were rescued on the Mediterranean from seven different rescue missions this weekend. The body of a …

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