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Libyan National Sentenced to 22 Years in US Prison for Role in 2012 Benghazi Attack

ISIS IN ACTION On 28 June, airstrikes targeting Benghazi Defence Brigade (BDB) and ISIS locations were reported near Bani Walid. At the time of writing it is unclear if it was either of the two groups or an amalgamation of forces fleeing the Oil Crescent after participating in Ibrahim Jadhran’s assault on the oil facilities. […]

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Iraq Building Border Fence with Syria to Block Militants

Baghdad (TNA) – Iraq has begun building a fence along its border with Syria in order to stop Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) militants crossing into the country, an Iraqi border guards spokesman said. “Ten days ago we started to set up a barbed wire security fence with surveillance towers along the border with Syria,” Anwar Hamid […]

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UK, Intelligence Agencies Slammed for Role in Ill-Treatment of Terrorism Suspects

London (HRW) – Today, the UK Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee confirmed that, while cooperating with US-led post-2001 counterterrorism operations, the UK took and tolerated actions that were “inexcusable.” For those unfamiliar with polite euphemisms in British English, some of the actions the report is talking about were torture and other ill-treatment, acts which are […]

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US Refutes Claims that Recent Airstrike in Libya Killed Innocent Civilians

ISIS IN ACTION On 26 June, ISIS fighters kidnapped two Libyan National Army (LNA) officers while they participated in a social gathering in the desert area between Zallah and Waddan. The officers were identified by their military IDs. In the most recent edition of their digital newspaper, al-Naba, ISIS claimed to have undertaken two attacks […]

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US Conducts Drone Strike on al-Qaeda in Libya

ISIS IN ACTION On 14 June, unconfirmed reports suggest ISIS and Benghazi Defence Brigade fighters were spotted near the village of Harawa, 50 km east of Sirte. Libyan National Army al-Saiqa Special forces are said to have mobilized to the location in response to the reports. WESTERN RESPONSE On 13 June, U.S Africa Command (AFRICOM), […]

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Libya: ISIS Kills Civilians at Fake Checkpoint, US Conducts Airstrikes

ISIS IN ACTION On 6 June, local sources claim that ISIS fighters established a fake checkpoint between Zillah and Waddan in the Jufra region and fired upon a vehicle killing two civilians from the Qadhafa tribe. However, in contrast to this version of events, ISIS published a claim stating that its fighters had killed two […]

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US Military to Release Suspected American Islamic State Fighter in Syria

Washington (MEE) – A US-Saudi man suspected of fighting for the Islamic State (IS) group and currently in American custody will be released in Syria, court documents show. The man, known only as “John Doe”, has been subject to a legal battle since he was handed to the US military by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a Kurdish-led […]

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Daesh (ISIS) Fighters Attack a Police Station in Libya

ISIS IN ACTION On 2 June, ISIS fighters attacked a police station in al-Qanan, 10km south-east of Ajdabiya, killing a civilian and injuring another five. No police were injured or killed despite two police cars being set aflame. The casualties were allegedly a family in a car passing by the raid. Later that day ISIS […]

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Syria’s Army Repels Daesh Attack in Deir Ez-Zor as US-Led Offensives Resume

Damascus (TNA) – The Syrian army forces thwarted major attacks by Daesh (ISIS or ISIL) terrorist group on the eastern countryside of Deir ez-Zor, inflicting heavy losses on the foreign-backed militants, as the US-led coalition resumes its attacks on the northeastern province of al-Hasakah. Units of the Syrian Arab Army on Sunday managed to foil […]

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Rival Libyan Leaders Attend Summit in Paris, Agree to Peaceful Elections

ISIS IN ACTION On 23 May, ISIS claimed responsibility for the two attacks that occurred in the Oil Crescent on May 22 – a suicide vehicle-borne improved explosive device (SVBIED) targeted the Libyan National Army (LNA) 152 Brigade Gate 60 south-east of Ajdabiya, while gunmen attacked an LNA checkpoint north of Awjilah kidnapping two guards. […]

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