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Specter of Jihadism Continues to Haunt Maghreb

The jihadist threat is not new to the Maghreb. However, the fallout of the 2011 Arab uprisings has fundamentally altered the political and security environment of North African countries. While states such as Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia witnessed an increase in deaths from jihadist attacks, others like Algeria and Morocco experienced a …

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Libya’s capital hosts first international anti-terrorism conference

Counter-Terrorism Force (CTF) of the Presidential Council organized the first international anti-terrorism conference in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, on Sunday under the slogan “Fighting Terrorism: Reality and Challenges.”

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Al-Hassadi: To defeat terrorism we should deal with its roots

The member of the State Council in Libya, Mansour Al-Hassadi, talks to “LIBYAPROSPECT” about his point of view on the latest unknown air raids that bombarded the city of Derna on 30th of last month.

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Libyan forces prepare for IS showdown in Sirte

Pro-government forces in Libya are advancing into the last remaining strongholds of the Islamic State group [IS] in the Libyan coastal city of Sirte. Current advances come following a five month campaign during which the United States has also targeted Islamic State targets in the city with airstrikes.

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Are Libyans abandoning democracy in search of stability?

It has been nearly five years since Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi was captured and killed by Libyan rebels near his hometown of Sirte on Oct. 20, 2011. Sadly, Libya remains a deeply divided country, both politically and institutionally, and does not have a functional representative government in place. Tragically, Libya’s …

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