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Arms smuggling fueling Libya’s divisions

More than four months have passed since Libya’s rival camps agreed to end the country’s ongoing political crisis by forming a transitional unity government. Despite the agreement in Skhirat, a town on Morocco’s Atlantic coast, it has been a month since members of the unity government arrived in the Libyan …

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Misrata Operations Chamber starts military preparations

Misrata Operations Chamber issued, late Saturday, confirming that it started preparations to defend “the country and religion from Khawarij and Takfiris,” referring to the Islamic State groups (IS). The statement said that “the chamber formed under the Libyan army supreme command has begun preparations to defend our nation and religion …

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Daesh kills, kidnaps British, Italian soldiers in Libya

A number of British and Italian Special Forces have been killed and kidnapped by Daesh forces in Misrata, Libya, Moheet.com reported yesterday. Attributing the news to an Israeli news website close to the Israeli intelligence, Moheet.com said Daesh carried out the attack against the foreign forces last week, noting this …

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Libyan government, parliament enter into standoff

Many Libya experts expected the arrival of Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli to trigger violence between militias supporting it and those opposing it, but nothing serious has yet occurred. The government, brokered by the United Nations and headed by Fayez al-Sarraj, has installed itself with minimum trouble. …

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Keeping the Islamic State in check in Libya

After several failed attempts, the UN-backed Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) finally moved to Tripoli, arriving March 31. The international community praised the action, hoping it will be the first step toward not only unifying the country’s two rival governments but also coordinating a response to the Islamic State (IS).

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