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British special forces fighting in Libya: Report

British special forces fired a missile to destroy an Islamic State (IS) group truck packed with explosives in Libya this month, according to a report on Thursday in The Times. The attack, which helped Libyan militias to halt the militants’ advance on the strategic city of Misrata, according to the …

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Hafter’s LNA warn GNA that they are only 10 KM away from imminent liberation of Tripoli

The Libyan National Army (LNA) has warned that it is only 10 KM from Tripoli and that it will be liberating Tripoli soon. The LNA has warned that it would be liberating Tripoli a number of times since the capital’s occupation by militias in the summer of 2014.

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Gaddaf Al-Dam: Gaddafi’s military loyalists are fighting alongside Haftar’s militias

The cousin of the slain Libyan dictator, Muamar Gaddafi, Ahmed Gaddaf Al-Dam has disclosed that thousands of military soldiers who were part of Gaddafi’s brigades have joined Khalifa Haftar’s militias.

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Misrata forces reclaim territory amid heavy clashes with IS militants

Security forces from the city of Misrata regained control of several villages along the central Libyan coastline from Islamic State fighters on Tuesday and Wednesday but lost at least 30 of their members. There has been sporadic fighting in the area south of Misrata since the start of the month, …

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Libyan unity government forces race towards IS’ coastal stronghold

Forces loyal to Libya’s new unity government announced the recapture of a strategic crossroads after the Islamic State group took the crossing last week. Libyan government forces said they are closing in on the IS’ group’s stronghold Sirte, and are now 50 kilometres (30 miles) from the coastal city.

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Intervening better: Europe’s second chance in Libya

On Monday, foreign ministers from Europe, the Middle East and the US will gather in Vienna to discuss how to support Libya. A new paper from ECFR argues that the West’s focus on fighting ISIS only adds to the chaos, as some countries back factions that oppose the new government. …

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