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Fewer clashes in Sabratha but tension remains high

Clashes continued today in Sabratha, 80 kilometres west of Tripoli, between the Anti-IS Operations Room and the 48th Battalion although the intensity of fighting was much reduced according to an official in the town who asked not to be identified. Occasional firing of both small and heavy weapons could be …

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More than 55 killed and wounded in Sabratha

Sabratha Hospital called, on Monday, for a relief appeal because of the shortage of the medical supplies. Moreover, the Red Crescent said that the clashes in Sabratha city resulted caused the killing of nearly ten and wounding more than 20. It added that the clashes haven’t stopped since Sunday night.

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State of emergency in Tripoli ahead of banned pro-Igtit rally

There is rising tension in Tripoli tonight as the Presidency Council (PC) declared a state of emergency and banned a planned Martyrs’ Square rally tomorrow in support of entrepreneur and would-be presidential candidate Baset Igtet.

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Paris, Moscow agendas in Mideast are different but compatible

As the Islamic State (IS) is weakening, France and Russia seem to be keeping each other posted on their respective agendas in the Middle East and North Africa.   Ambassador Franck Gellet, Paris’ special envoy to Syria, paid a discreet visit Aug. 30 to Moscow, where he and Russian experts …

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