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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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Human Rights Report on Civilian Casualties – March 2018

From 1 March to 31 March 2018, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented 16 civilian casualties – five deaths and 11 injuries – during the conduct of hostilities across Libya, a significant drop from the two previous months. Victims included three men, one woman and one girl …

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Tripoli mayor Beitelmal released

The head of Tripoli Central Municipality Council, Abdulrauf  Beitelmal was released late last night after being held in forced captivity for about 21 hours. No official news of the identity of his kidnappers or their motives for his kidnapping have been revealed yet. Sources have informed Libya Herald that he …

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