Tag Archives: Benghazi

Libya: Egypt & Libya after Macron

      [July 22 Macron to see Haftar and Seraj ]     LIBYA – 21 July 2017:Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, in the east of Libya, and Fayez Seraj, head of the U.N.-backed government in Tripoli, will meet with French … Continue reading

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MQ-9 Reaper drones from Sicily hit Sirte

The Department of Defense announced that MQ-9 Reaper drones launched strikes against the two reported ISIL camps in Libya. The armed Reapers were launched from Sigonella Naval AB Sicily and provided follow-on strikes to the B-2 bombers. Over 80 ISIL … Continue reading

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US wants another Turkish base for helicopter support, Turkey on hold

A government offensive against terrorist groups and the collapse of a three-year truce with Kurdish militants followed parliamentary elections in June that failed to deliver a ruling majority to any one party. Talks to form a coalition government failed and … Continue reading

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Libyan Benghazi air force hits Matiga airport, Tarhouna

Saqer al-Joroushi, a Libyan air force commander, said on March 21 that the official government hit Tripoli’s Matiga airport and a military camp used by the rival Libya Dawn group. War planes belonging to the country’s internationally-recognized government attacked Tarhouna, … Continue reading

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Libya defeated us all: “Somalia on the Mediterranean.”

The U.N. gets a mandate, goes there, and finds out there’s no one to work with—the ministries are Potemkin. The I.M.F. goes in, says what’s wrong, and doesn’t do much about it. The World Bank hardly does anything. Vast numbers … Continue reading

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Issa dumps documents on Benghazi CIA

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) posted 166 pages of sensitive but unclassified State Department communications related to Libya on the committee’s website. One cable names a local militia commander dishing dirt on the … Continue reading

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Qatar giving French-made wire-guided anti-tank missiles to Libyan rebels

Qatar has been shipping French-made Milan anti-tank missiles to the rebel stronghold of Benghazi. They are effective especially against the old generation of Soviet-made T72 tanks. The emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani was in Washington on April 14 … Continue reading

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