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Libya PM calls for unity behind anti-IS Sirte offensive

TRIPOLI – The head of Libya’s unity government on Tuesday urged Libyans to rally behind forces battling to retake the city of Sirte from the Islamic State group. Prime minister-designate Fayez al-Sarraj said advances by pro-government fighters in the jihadist group’s North African stronghold should be a model for “a …

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Libyan forces recapture port in IS stronghold Sirte

Forces allied with Libya’s unity government have recaptured the port in Islamic State [IS] group’s stronghold Sirte, officials said on Saturday. The government of national accord [GNA] forces continue in their advance towards the city centre after retaking a residential area in the east of Sirte, spokesman Mohammed al-Aredi told …

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Is the West about to repeat its mistakes in Libya?

Is the international community about to help Libya fix itself and gain stability or will it repeat the same errors of judgment and commit more mistakes than it did five years ago? Those mistakes helped make Libya become more chaotic, more ungovernable and more destabilizing to its immediate and regional …

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PC needs to fix shortages and HoR needs to vote Kobler tells UNSC

The Presidency Council must immediately sort out the dearth of cash, food and power in the west of the country while the House of Representatives in the east must get on with a vote on the Government of National Accord, UNSMIL chief Martin Kobler told the UN Security Council in …

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Two armed groups in eastern Libya throw support to unity government

Two major armed groups in eastern Libya announced their support on Saturday for the UN-backed national unity government as it struggles to establish its authority in the east of the country. The Government of National Accord (GNA), established in Tripoli two months ago, has been trying to unify violence-ridden Libya …

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UN seeks assurances from Libya over arms

The UN Security Council is seeking assurances from Libya‘s unity government that new weapons will not fall into the wrong hands before it can authorize the purchases, diplomats said Friday. Britain, Egypt, Italy, the United States and Russia were among 25 countries that agreed at a meeting last month to help …

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More heavy clashes with militants in Benghazi as Hafter and Thinni government try to neutralise GNA supporters

The sound of heavy explosions in Ganfudah and Sabri districts could be heard across Benghazi this morning as fighting continued with militants still operating on the areas. So far on Saturday, there have been no air strikes, unlike yesterday, Friday, when LNA MiGs bombed targets in Gwarsha and the Nowruz …

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In depth: oil guards seize IS-held territory, join unity government coalition

Libyan oil guards have seized the villages of Bin Jawad and Nofliya, fighting back Islamic State militants who had been present in the area for over a year. Monday morning clashes erupted as the Petroleum Facilities Guard’s Central Libyan division launched a surprise attack on IS positions in the area …

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