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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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