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The US Throws its Weight Behind Libya’s Unity Government, Increases Aid to GNA

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) During a hearing in Washington on Wednesday, Jonathan Winer, the State Department’s Special Envoy to Libya, stressed that the United States fully supported Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), and outlined how America would support the fledgling government both financially and politically. “Our strategic …

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Operation Dignity is Killing Libyan Children

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) In the past week, multiple accounts of civilian targeted shootings have been reported and attributed to General Khalifa Haftar’s Operation Dignity in Derna. Haftar has besieged the coastal city since May 11, less than a month after Derna’s Shura Council drove out ISIS militants from …

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Libyan Army Preparing for Final Battle Against ISIS

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Albinyan Almarsous (Operation Strong Foundation) forces said on Wednesday that their forces are preparing for the final battle against ISIS militants and have encircled the terrorists in a 15 kilometer area inside of Sirte. The operations room media bureau said that Libyan troops resumed fighting …

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UN Extends Mandate of UN Mission in Libya

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Security Council votes to extend mandate of UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).   The United Nations Security Council decided on Tuesday to extend the mandate of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) for six more months, until December 15. The Council also …

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