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The Significance of the Mosul Offensive

(GPA) Mosul, Iraq  The current offensive to liberate Mosul is somewhat of a climax for Iraq– it’s the last IS stronghold in the country and lots of different forces are involved with very different intentions. Here’s why the Mosul offensive is so significant for the future of Iraq and the region. Mosul is exactly how IS […]

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Last Weekend in Libya: Opposition Attempts Coup; US Conducts 36 Airstrikes

ISIS IN ACTION On 14 October, BM forces stormed the ‘Campo’ area between the First and Third Residential Districts.  ISIS have been using this area to flank BM fighters as they attempt to surround ISIS’ enclave in the Third Residential District. 14 BM fighters died and 35 were injured before BM forces managed to take […]

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France Playing Both Sides of the Political Divide in Libya

ISIS IN ACTION On 7 October, the Misratan-led Bunyan al-Marsus (BM) forces fighting the Islamic State (ISIS) in Sirte launched a fresh assault against the Third Residential area (which includes the Hay al-Gizah and 600 Flats areas), the redoubt of the remaining ISIS fighters. BM forces succeeded in splitting the enclave, and have reportedly moved […]

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US in Syria: How to Build a Terror-State

(NEO) A nation is its institutions, and should those institutions weaken, the nation itself will be weakened. And should those institutions be destroyed, the nation, for all intents and purposes, will also be destroyed.  A dramatic example of how to destroy a nation unfolded in 2003 in Iraq as a US led axis invaded and […]

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US AFRICOM Has Carried Out 169 Airstrikes in Libya Since August 1st.

ISIS IN ACTION In Sirte, ISIS forces are still confined within the coastal residential districts of Hay Al-Gizah and 600 Flats, a small enclave of two to three square kilometres in the east of the city. ISIS fighters have heavily barricaded this area with sand blockades and trenches. On 22 September, intense clashes took place […]

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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

Tehran (GPA) – Russia and Iran warn 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 increasing ISIS influence. Iran’s permanent ambassador to the UN, Gholam-Ali Khoshroo, warned on Wednesday that as ISIS presence grows in Afghanistan, international […]

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US and EU Continue to Condemn the Libyan National Army’s Actions

ISIS IN ACTION In Sirte last week, the Misratan-led Bunyan al-Marsus (BM) forces started a slow advance on the ‘Hay al-Jiza al-Bahriya’ area, and the ‘600 flats’ residential area. They came under sustained fire from Islamic State (ISIS) snipers positioned on the roofs of the flats, as well as being targeted by several suicide bombers […]

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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 […]

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Libya Update: Fighting Continues to Push ISIS out of Sirte

ISIS IN ACTION In Sirte, fighting halted last week but resumed fiercely on 27 August. The break in the fighting was reportedly to allow wives and children of ISIS fighters to exit the conflict zone towards the southwest, though there is no evidence confirming this actually took place. It is likely that key ISIS commanders […]

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