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Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos Declare Sirte is Clear Of ISIS

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) On December 6, 2016, Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos forces declared the victory and liberation of Sirte from ISIS. Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos ground fighters stated that only three building remained in which ISIS had used as a barracks after the attacks took place early Tuesday morning. “During the relentless …

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Libyan Red Crescent Finds 16 Bodies on Shore

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) The bodies of 16 refugees were recovered by the Libyan Red Crescent from the shores of Libya’s coastal city Zuwarah, about 118 kilometers west of Tripoli. “We have not been able to verify their nationalities, but they are presumed drowned after their boat sank,” said …

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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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US Launched 270 Airstrikes Against ISIS in Libya

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) On Tuesday, the US airstrike campaign called Operation Odyssey Lightning launched nine air strikes on ISIS targets in Sirte raising the total number of airstrikes since the beginning of the campaign to 270. On Friday, US military jets launched 10 airstrikes in addition to 41 …

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ISIS is cornered in Sirte

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Libyan brigades fighting ISIS in Sirte report new advances on the terrorist group. A five month military campaign has cornered ISIS into a residential area less than 1 kilometer long. In the last couple of days Libyan forces advanced on ISIS’s hideout in neighbourhood Number …

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Haftar Punishes Families in Ganfouda

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Amnesty International released a news report on Friday saying hundreds of civilians are unable to leave their homes in Ganfouda, a neighbourhood in south-west Benghazi, as clashes intensify following a military blockade that has lasted for months. Amnesty spoke with close to 130 Libyan families …

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Libyan Economy Strengthens as Oil Production Resume

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) It has been five years since Libya’s oil industry was operating at full capacity and only recently were Libyans able to reopen the country’s major oil ports to resume oil production and exports. Before the 2011 uprising, Libya was producing around 1.6 million barrels per …

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More Migrants Depart from Egypt to avoid Libya

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Twenty-five bodies were found at sea after a vessel carrying hundreds of refugees sank off Egyptian shores last week. The discovery the bodies has raised the confirmed death toll to 194, said a rescue worker. The boat sank on September 21, just off the coast …

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Italy May Close its Refugee Centres

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Close to 20,000 refugees seeking asylum in Italy could be rejected from refugee centres as a result of a shortage in funding, warned the Italian interior ministry. A shortage of 60 million euros needed to operate the reception centres could cause the centres to close …

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Canadians Say They Are Diligently Pursuing Kidnapping Case in Libya

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) On Sunday, the Canadian government confirmed that one of its citizens was kidnapped and held hostage in Libya. The Canadian government said that they will be “diligently pursuing all appropriate channels to obtain more information”. According to Libyan authorities, the kidnappers were supposedly a criminal …

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Italy Launches Investigation in Libya for the Kidnapped Italians

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Five Italian investigators arrived in Ghat, a Libyan town close to the Algerian border, to investigate the abduction of two Italians and a Canadian who were kidnapped at gunpoint on Monday, said Libyan officials. Hassan Osman Eissa, a member of the southern Libyan city’s municipal …

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