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US warplanes target ISIL in Libya for first time

(Republished From: Al Jazeera) US warplanes have carried out air strikes on positions of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the Libyan city of Sirte for the first time, the country’s unity government head announced. “The first American air strikes on precise positions of the Daesh …

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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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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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US Special Forces Aid Libyan Army in Fight Against ISIS

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) The Obama administration announced that US Special Operations forces have been stationed at outposts in eastern and western Libya since 2015 after ISIS militants established a stronghold in Sirte in June of last year.   According to the Washington Post, the Pentagon has been working …

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