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Demanding 'immediate' ceasefire in Libya, Security Council extends UN mission in crisis-torn country

Unanimously adopting two separate resolutions on Libya, the Security Council, in the first, called for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire and extended the United Nations Support Mission there (UNSMIL) until 15 September, and in the second, adjusted the arms embargo on the country in light of the terrorist threat there.

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The Islamic State’s Strategy in Libya

Early media coverage of the Islamic State (IS) in Libya has centered on the group’s swift seizure of territory and the expansion of the caliphate’s authority into an increasingly lawless Libya. Yet IS’s efforts in the North African state have not lived up to these fears, as the organization—once thought …

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Libyan pro-Tobruk warplanes launch strikes near Tripoli

Forces loyal to Libya’s Tobruk-based government said late on Monday that they had targeted a weapons depot belonging to rival Libya Dawn forces. Military spokesman Colonel Ahmed al-Mesmari said “the air strike targeted a weapons storage facility belonging to Libya Dawn” in Tarhuna, some 80 kilometres (50 miles) southeast of …

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