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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 Kenya

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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Africa Europe Italy Libya

Italian Authorities Accuse ISIS and Mafia of Cooperation

ISIS IN ACTION Last week media sources reported that Italian authorities suspect that ISIS and other jihadi networks in Libya are in cahoots with the Italian Mafia and illegal fuel smuggling operations. According to La Republica, the police had found substantial amounts of Libyan and Syrian crude that “shouldn’t have been there” and were greater […]

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Africa Analysis Middle East Somalia Turkey

Empire Building: Turkey Opens Base in Somalia

Mogadishu (GPA) – Following the decision by Turkey to back Qatar in the Gulf conflict, the neo-ottomans are opening military bases further abroad. After two years of construction, a Turkish military training facility is set to open in Mogadishu next month. The camp will serve several purposes including training and limited military operations. The new […]