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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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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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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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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 […]

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10 Civilians Including Children Killed by Somali, US Troops

Mogadishu (TeleSUR) – According to witnesses and a local governor, 10 farmers and three children under 10 years old were shot and killed by Somali and US forces. Ten Somalis, among them three children aged eight to ten, were shot and killed “one by one” in a raid on a farm by Somali and United States forces in […]

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Two Suspects Tried for Involvement in 2015 Tripoli Terror Attack

ISIS IN ACTION On 21 August, two individuals were tried on terror charges in Tripoli after alleged involvement in a series of attacks in the capital, including the assault on the Corinthia Hotel in January 2015, in which nine people were killed. The defendants have not been named and it is unclear how they came […]

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Leading Egyptian News Site to be Seized by State Over Alleged Muslim Brotherhood Links

Cairo (MEE) – Egypt Daily News has long claimed to be the only ‘independent’ daily in a heavily restricted media landscape. The Egypt Daily News site is to be taken over by a state-run newspaper as part of moves targeting the assets of the Muslim Brotherhood. According to Egypt Independent, the committee assigned to take over Brotherhood assets […]

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Due to Poor Management, Situation in Benghazi Remains Unstable

ISIS IN ACTION Efforts to secure the Sabri and Souq al-Hout areas of Benghazi that were held until recently by jihadists remain hampered by unruly management, delays in demining and cleaning works, and ongoing conflicts in adjacent areas between the LNA and remaining jihadists. De-mining and detoxifying this area is not advancing as quickly as […]

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Observers Give Kenya Vote Thumbs Up amid Protests and Violent Crackdown

Nairobi (TNA) – International observers on Thursday praised the handling of Kenya’s presidential election, with the European Union mission saying it had seen no sign of manipulation despite opposition complaints and scattered protests. Police fired tear gas at rock-throwing opposition supporters in one Nairobi neighborhood, residents said, but most of the capital and the rest of […]

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