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Libyans sceptical over former anti-Gaddafi fighters’ Manchester links

Libyans with close ties to founding members of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) have denied that the group had links to the family of a British-Libyan man responsible for last year’s Manchester bombing.

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REVEALED: UK admits contact with Libyan group linked to Manchester bomber

The UK government has admitted it is “likely” it was in communications with former members of an al-Qaeda-linked Libyan militant group linked to the Manchester bomber Salman Abedi and his family during the country’s 2011 uprising against Muammar Gaddafi.

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ANALYSIS: US ‘war on terror’ thrusts deep into Libya with drone strike

The missile struck its desert city target with deadly effect, killing two high-value al-Qaeda targets in what has become a grimly familiar event in the US “war on terror”. But this drone attack was far from routine – it was the first in south Libya and, according to analysts and …

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Kidnapping business thrives in Libya

The last time Arwa el-Shershary saw her three children — Dahab, Abd and Mohammad — was on Sept. 2, 2015. They were on their way to school when armed men stopped their vehicle in Surman, a city in Libya’s northwest. After shooting the driver five times in the leg, the …

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