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IS in Libya ‘seeking to establish own trafficking routes to Europe’

The Islamic State (IS) group in Libya is trying to establish its own trafficking routes to Europe, and has plans to expand its operations into Morocco and Algeria, the leader of a “special forces” Salafist militia tasked with rooting out IS cells in Tripoli has told Middle East Eye.

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Libyans fear military intervention could set country ablaze

Western nations are close to launching an intervention against the Islamic State (IS) group in Libya despite concerns on the ground that further international involvement in the country could make the situation worse, a military spokesperson in the western city of Misrata has told Middle East Eye.

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Security arrangements to move the GNA to Tripoli

French sources said that that security arrangements are carried out between the military attaché for the United Nations mission in Libya, Paolo Serra, and the chief of the security committee formed by the Government of National Accord (GNA), Abdul-Rahman Al-Taweel, to help moving the GNA to Tripoli.

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Haftar defiant despite divisions within Libyan army

In a rare public speech that lasted over an hour – a record – Commander-in-Chief of the Libyan army Khalifa Haftar on Saturday told an assembly of eastern Libyan representatives that his forces remained strong and that the “liberation of Benghazi from terrorism” was near thanks to popular and tribal …

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