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Major increase in US anti-IS airstrikes as BM forces go for the kill

There has been a marked ramp in air strikes on Sirte. In just three days US aircraft have struck 96 targets in the course of 36 sorties against IS positions. The extent of the devastation on buildings in the town’s Third District is clear from images posted online by Bunyan Marsous.

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Failing Libya

On 20 October 2011, former Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Qadhafi was dragged out of his sewage-pipe hideout to meet his inglorious end. Five years on and things in Libya couldn’t be much worse. There is still no centralised authority; killing, abduction and torture are rife; the economy is almost on …

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Bunyan Marsous derides Ghwell coup as LROR declares support

The Bunyan Marsous Operations Room has said it is wholly opposed to the Rixos coup by the rump of the General National Congress (GNC) and Khalifa Ghwell. The move was illegal, it stated, adding that the coup supporters were trying to profit from its own fight against the so-ca,lled Islamic State …

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Libya: Rival group seizes UN-backed government offices

Libya’s UN-backed government has suffered a new setback after forces loyal to a political rival seized key offices in the capital and proclaimed the reinstatement of the former administration.

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Serraj orders arrest of Rixos coup plotters

Across Tripoli, extra check points were springing up this evening as the Presidency Council reacted angrily to the attempted coup by former members of Libya Dawn’s National Salvation government, ordering the arrest of the ringleaders.

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Quiet No More?

On August 28 this year, a Libyan fighter entered the Cordoba Mosque in Sirte, recently liberated from the Islamic State, and issued the call to worship. The young man’s unit, a well-equipped outfit known as the 604th Infantry Battalion, was unlike the hundreds of other armed groups loosely linked to …

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