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The abandoned children of Daesh fighters in Libya

At the height of its strength in Libya, Daesh controlled the coastal city of Sirte, about 500 kilometres east of Tripoli, having amassed a sizeable force thanks to hundreds of foreign fighters, most of whom came from Libya’s neighbours such as Egypt, Tunisia, Sudan, Algeria and even Chad and Niger …

LIA forced to abandon its Tripoli HQ due to militia coercion

The Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) has been forced to abandon its main Tripoli headquarters at the downtown Tripoli Tower due to persistent militia coercion and interference in its internal affairs. The LIA is Libya’s sovereign wealth fund entity controlling US$ 67 bn worth of assets. Its assets are currently frozen …

The Philippines’ President to send frigate to Libyan waters to save abducted nationals

The President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday he might send the navy’s most modern frigate to waters off Libya’s coast in a bid to rescue three Filipinos and a South Korean kidnapped last month from a Man-Made River site in the country’s southern region.