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After Liberation from ISIS, Security in Sirte is Breaking Down

ISIS IN ACTION Misratan-led al-Bunyan al-Marsus (BM) forces reportedly discovered the remains of 90 bodies 45 km south west of Sirte, apparently killed by the US airstrikes launched against ISIS cells on 19 January as a parting move by the Obama administration. The BM fighters reportedly captured two ‘terrorist’ suspects and killed four during the […]

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US and AFRICOM Carry Out Strikes in Libya on Obama’s Last Day in Office

ISIS IN ACTION On 16 January, Brg. Mohammed al-Ghosri, who was last week promoted by the GNA Minister of Defence (MoD) from Head of the BM Operations Room to MoD spokesperson, announced that more than 2,500 bodies of ISIS fighters had been collected from Sirte. He added that hundreds of other bodies may still be under […]

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Gen. Haftar of Libyan National Army Meets With Russian Defense Minister

ISIS IN ACTION On 10 January, the Benghazi Shura Revolutionary Council (BRSC) said that the Islamic State (ISIS) breakout from the besieged Benghazi areas of Sabri and Ganfuda on 5 January caused ‘some’ disarray in their ranks, calling the ISIS withdrawal a ‘betrayal’. The BRSC and their supporters are facing a growing scandal over their […]

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76 Dead After Nigerian Military Mistakenly Bombed a Refugee Camp

(GPA) Rann – At least 76 people have been killed and roughly 200 wounded after the Nigerian mistakenly hit a refugee camp in Rann yesterday while carrying out strikes against Boko Haram in the same area. At the end of December, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari announced that Boko Haram had been nearly defeated in the […]

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Libyan Opposition Attempts Another “Coup” in Tripoli

(GPA) Tripoli – Prime Minister of the rival National Salvation Government, Khalifa Ghwell has attempted another “coup” in Tripoli today. Although reports could not be independently confirmed, NSG sources state that Ghwell has seized control of the defense ministry and other “state institutions.” So what’s happening? Let’s back up a bit… Just days prior to this General Khalifa Haftar of […]

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Italian Embassy Reopens in Tripoli

ISIS IN ACTION On 4 January, an ISIS fighter from Derna conducted a suicide bombing against Government of National Accord (GNA) aligned al-Bunyan al-Marsus forces in the eastern area of Sirte, however no casualties were reported. On 8 January, an ISIS member captured by the LNA stated on Libyan television that Tunisian journalists Sofiane Chourabi […]

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Sources Reporting Evidence of ISIS Presence in Southern Libya

ISIS IN ACTION Sources report there is evidence of an ISIS presence in the area between Bin Walid, Brak al-Shati and Sebha in southern Libya. ISIS fighters reportedly use the desert roads which connect to the Man Made River pipeline network to move between areas, raid supplies and establish checkpoints. These ISIS fighters reportedly include […]

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UK Supporting Re-Stabilization Efforts in Sirte, Libya

ISIS IN ACTION On 20 and 23 December, ISIS fighters reportedly attacked the main control station of the Man Made River pipe system. The site is located 50km north of the town of al-Shuwarif, situated on the road between Tripoli and Sebha. The site currently lies within the domain of Libyan National Army (LNA) forces […]

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What the Decline of Boko Haram Can Teach Us About Daesh

(GPA) Abuja – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari announced Saturday that the last refuge of the African terrorist organization and Islamic State affiliate Boko Haram has fallen to Nigerian troops. The remnants of the terrorist organization were surrounded over the weekend in their final refuge, “camp zero” in the Sambisa forest in northern Nigeria. President Buhari […]

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Might Egypt Play a Role in the War Against the Islamic State?

(SCF) Cairo – The news that Palmyra had once again succumbed to an onslaught launched by Islamic State (IS) militants arrived along with notification of the bloody terrorist attack, injuring dozens, at a church near the cathedral housing the seat of the Coptic Church in Cairo. Palmyra is an ancient landmark of global cultural significance, […]

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