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9 Killed and 20 Injured in City of Houn

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) On Wednesday, forces loyal to the eastern parliament accused the Government of National Accord’s (GNA) air force of carrying out an airstrike which killed nine people and injured 20 in the coastal city of Houn. The GNA refuted the accusation, saying it did not send …

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Helicopter Crash in Eastern Libya Kills 6 People

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) A military helicopter belonging to forces loyal to General Khalifa Haftar crashed on Monday evening killing six people, said a military source. Colonel Idris Younes, a senior advisor in the eastern parliament, was one of the six killed in the crash. It is not yet …

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Fayez Al Sarraj Libya is at a “Turning Point”

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sarraj, leader of the UN-backed unity Government (GNA), is calling for urgent talks after General Khalifa Haftar’s forces forcefully took control of oil terminals in Libya’s oil crescent region. On Wednesday, Prime Minister Al-Sarraj said Libya is at a “turning point” …

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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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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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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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