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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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Americans leave Tripoli, first time since Moammar Gadhafi

American embassy staff left Tripoli on July 26 and traveled overland to neighboring Tunisia. Embassy operations in Tripoli will be suspended until the security situation improves, it said. Tripoli has been embroiled for weeks in inter-militia violence that has killed … Continue reading

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Libya: Gaddafi not interested in negotiating

The junior Foreign Office minister, Alistair Burt, has said that the UN attempted again to negotiate with the Gaddafi regime, but without success. He told BBC news: It has been clear that Gaddafi does not have a firm grip on … Continue reading

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Musa Kusa, Libyan foreign minister, resigns, travels to London

Musa Kusa, Libyan foreign minister, has flown to Tunisia and thence to London. After the September 11 attacks in 2001, Kusa became the linchpin in negotiations with Tony Blair’s government that led to Gaddafi coming in from the international cold. … Continue reading

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