Africa Libya

Libyans Angered by Western Interference in Political Affairs

ISIS IN ACTION On 18 September, the GNA’s Misratan-led Bunyan Marsous (BM) forces resumed their ‘final’ push to destroy remaining pockets of ISIS fighters in Sirte after a two-week break. Two ISIS SVBIED’s were destroyed before they could reach their targets, while artillery targeted the coastal 3rd district where ISIS fighters are holding out.  Local […]

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An ISIS Stronghold in Afghanistan Could Destabilize Iran and Pakistan

Russia and Iran have warned the UN that ISIS influence is growing in Afghanistan. An ISIS stronghold in the country could put Pakistan, India, Iran, and central Asian countries at risk for growing ISIS influence. Iran’s permanent ambassador to the UN, Gholam-Ali Khoshroo, warned on Wednesday that as ISIS presence grows in Afghanistan more effort must […]

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Africa Libya

EU to Start Training Libyan Forces to Combat Arms Trafficking

ISIS IN ACTION In Sirte, the Government of National Accord’s (GNA) Misratan-led Al-Bunyan Al-Marsus (BM) forces continued to make more gains against Islamic State (ISIS). On 30 August they fully took control of the ‘first’ residential area, and on 2 September they moved against the last remaining ‘third’ residential area. On 31 August PM Fayez […]