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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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ISIS Attacks Libyan Checkpoint in Sirte with Two Car Bombs

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Ten Government of National Accord (GNA) troops were killed on Thursday after two car bombs exploded. The attack was committed by ISIS suicide bombers in a desperate attempt to hold their position in Sirte, the extremist group’s only stronghold in Africa. Ahmed Hadia, a spokesperson …

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America’s Own War Criminal In Libya

(Republished from the Huffington Post) by: Aly Abuzaakouk At the onset of the Libyan Revolution in February 2011, Colonel (General) Khalifa Haftar, who had been living comfortably in exile in suburban Virginia for two decades, returned to Libya with the blessing of the United States to finally get vengeance against Muammar …

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Sirte Could be Just the Beginning for ISIS in Africa

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Libyan forces have been making significant advancements against ISIS in Sirte as a result of support from the US who have led an airstrike campaign that began earlier this month. ISIS has since been desperate to establish a new base, and there are reports that …

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US Sends Special Operations Troops to Libya

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) US Special Operations troops are aiding and advising forces loyal to the UN-backed unity government in Tripoli (GNA) in their fight against ISIS in Sirte, said the Pentagon. On Tuesday, Henrietta Levin, the Pentagon spokesperson said, “A small number of US forces have gone in …

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