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Africa Libya

U.S. Conducts First Airstrike in Libya Under Trump Administration

ISIS IN ACTION On 22 September, the US conducted an airstrike on an ISIS camp in the desert valleys about 150 miles south-east of Sirte, reportedly killing 17 ISIS fighters and destroying 3 vehicles. US Africa Command (Africom) said the strikes were carried out by armed Reaper drones flying from a base in Sicily. Reda […]

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Middle East Syria

Russia Threatens Retaliation on US and their Allies in Syria if Attacked

Damascus (GPA) – As the reign of the Islamic State comes to an end, the predictable tensions between Russia and the US are now rising. Two major battles in eastern Syria – Raqqa and Deir Ezzor – are coming to a close but there are now new problems arising between the different forces in the […]

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Africa Libya

Libyan National Army and Other Forces Mobilize Against ISIS Resurgence

ISIS IN ACTION The re-emergence of Islamic State (ISIS) cells in central and southern Libya last month has led both the Libyan National Army (LNA) and the Government of National Accord’s (GNA) al-Bunyan al- Marsus to deploy large forces to the region. The LNA, which currently controls most Oil Crescent territory, mobilised units from its […]

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Mossad Agent Who Infiltrated Daesh, Arrested in Libya

Benghazi (MEMO) – Libyan security forces have arrested a Mossad agent who held a leading position in Daesh in the north-eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, the Israeli website Inian Merkazi reported. The Hebrew website whose name translates to “Central Issues”, added that Ephraim Benjamin is a Jewish spy and that he mingled with Libyans following the 2011 revolution that resulted […]

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Africa Libya

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Car Bomb Attack on Checkpoint in Libya

ISIS IN ACTION ISIS media claimed responsibility for a car bomb attack on a Libyan National Army (LNA) checkpoint at the entrance of al-Nawfaliya town, on 31 August. The attack 100 km east of Sirte, left four dead and eight others injured. It was reported that ISIS units moved into al-Teysseen, a town 90 km […]

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Africa Libya

Daesh (ISIS) Beheads 11 Fighters and Civilians in Libya

ISIS IN ACTION On 23 August, Islamic State (ISIS) fighters attacked the Libyan National Army (LNA)-controlled al-Fugaha checkpoint in Jufra around 400km south of Sirte. LNA spokesman Ahmed Mismari said that eleven people were beheaded – two civilians and nine LNA fighters, including the commander of the battalion. On 24 August, the ISIS Amaq news […]