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U.S. air strike near Sirte, Libya

  In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), U.S. forces conducted a precision airstrike near Bani Walid, Libya, on June 6, killing four (4) ISIS-Libya militants. http://www.africom.mil/media-room/press-releases [ March 22  U.S. drone strike in southern Libya from … Continue reading

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Libya: verbal agreement in Paris to hold elections

The success of today’s agreement to hold elections will rely on whether the rival armed groups allow the elections to take place and then respect the results. The last parliamentary election in 2014 plunged the country into a deeper crisis. … Continue reading

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Before assuming office, Trump suggested he could end support for FSA. He has.

    In comments which appeared to take the CIA — which declined to comment — by surprise, “At least from what I know about that program and the decision to end it, absolutely not a sop to the Russians,” … Continue reading

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Egypt would not intervene in Libya?

    https://mobile.twitter.com/USAfricaCommand/status/845363500369281024   [March 8 ] Prasident Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi stressed March 7 that Egypt would not intervene militarily in turmoil-stricken Libya, describing the neighbouring country as a “sovereign state.” “History won’t forget our stance if we decide to interfere … Continue reading

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French base in northern Niger on the border with Libya

It has also confirmed that France has set up an advance military base in northern Niger on the border with Libya. [October 1 2011 Gaddafi: south of Ubari? ] At the far side of Ubari sits a military base that … 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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Abdel Fattah Younes :Mustafa Abdul Jalil to be questioned over the 2011 killing

Libyan court has ordered ex-interim leader Mustafa Abdul Jalil to be questioned over the 2011 killing of top rebel commander Abdel Fattah Younes. Mr Jalil, who chaired the now-dissolved National Transitional Council (NTC) when Gen Younes was shot, gave varying … Continue reading

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