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700 ISIS Militants Killed by Unity Government Since April

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Mohamed al-Gasri, the spokesman for Operation Strong Foundation (Albinyan Almarsous) said on saturday that Libyan forces killed at least 700 ISIS fighters since the unity government’s operations room against the extremist group was established in April. In addition, Gasri affirmed that there were no foreign …

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UN Warns Against the Targeting of Civilians in Benghazi

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) In an open letter published on Saturday, the head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Martin Kobler warned that any attacks committing by the various militias currently fighting in Benghazi which targeted civilians could amount to war crimes. Kobler expressed his concern …

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PM Sarraj: Libya Will Defeat ISIS with Its Own Forces

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj said in an interview with Reuters on Friday that unity government forces will be leading the campaign to defeat ISIS. Sarraj said that the UN-backed Government of National Accord’s (GNA) army battling ISIS in Sirte currently consists of forces mainly …

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Protest in Tripoli’s Martyrs Square Amid Liquidity Crisis

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Protesters gathered outside Joumhouria Bank in Tripoli’s Martyrs Square Hundreds of citizens gathered in Tripoli’s Martyrs Square on Wednesday to protest against the ongoing liquidity crisis in Libya. The demonstration occurred on the same day that the Central Bank in the eastern city of Bayda …

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