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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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France Increases Humanitarian Aid to Libya

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) On Monday, France announced that it will increase its “humanitarian aid to Libya with a new €450,000 subsidy (nearly half a million US dollars) for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC),” according to a press release published on a government website. The increase …

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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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Two Journalists Murdered in Libya

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Abdala Fassouk, the father of Abdelqadir Fassouk, holds a picture of the his son and cameraman, Yusuf Badi, when they were kidnapped. (AP/Manu Brabo) Abdelqadir Fassouk, a 28 year old photojournalist, was shot dead by ISIS fighters as he was covering the fight between the …

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Haftar’s Forces Make Gains in Benghazi

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) General Khalifa Haftar’s forces were able to gain control of areas around Benghazi that were taken over by Shura Council of the Benghazi Revolutionaries (SCBR) fighters. Khalifa Al-Obeidi, spokesperson for Haftar’s forces, said Al-Gwarcha is now under Haftar’s control. “We are presently pursuing terrorists who …

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