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Libyan forces prepare for IS showdown in Sirte

Pro-government forces in Libya are advancing into the last remaining strongholds of the Islamic State group [IS] in the Libyan coastal city of Sirte. Current advances come following a five month campaign during which the United States has also targeted Islamic State targets in the city with airstrikes.

Are Libyans abandoning democracy in search of stability?

It has been nearly five years since Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi was captured and killed by Libyan rebels near his hometown of Sirte on Oct. 20, 2011. Sadly, Libya remains a deeply divided country, both politically and institutionally, and does not have a functional representative government in place. Tragically, Libya’s …

‘Fighting to die’: Fresh IS attacks delay liberation of Sirte

With Islamic State (IS) forces now carrying out attacks outside Sirte, the final offensive to liberate the town has been delayed while Libyan forces secure the surrounding desert area. “Daesh are becoming active again outside the town and have started targeting us on the road between Sirte and Misrata,” fighter …