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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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Libya Already Preparing for Post-Victory in Sirte

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Post victory talks among Libyan officials are already taking place as the Libyans announce the appointment of a military governor to administer Sirte, once their forces are victorious against ISIS. Colonel Mohamed Al-Ghasrie said, “our forces will nominate a leader. He might rule for a …

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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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GNA Forces Begin Post-Liberation Clean Up

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) After making major gains in Sirte this week, forces loyal to the UN-backed government (GNA) began the process of clearing the areas they liberated of any landmines and other explosives left by ISIS. Though the GNA backed forces were able to make major gains, there …

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70 Percent of Sirte is Free from ISIS

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) In the last 24 hours, Libyan forces fighting ISIS in Sirte have liberated most of the city with the help of US airstrikes which have enabled the Libyan forces to take over strategic areas in the city centre. Mokhtar Khalifa, the mayor of Sirte, said …

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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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