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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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Reps Hold Conference to Discuss Libyan Presidential Guard

ISIS IN ACTION On 17 December, the Government of National Accord’s (GNA) Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj officially declared the military operation against Islamic State (ISIS) in Sirte complete and victorious. Although the city is now under the control of the Misratan-led al-Bunyan al-Marsus (BM) forces, threats still remain from booby traps, IEDs and remnant ISIS […]

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Egyptian Police Bust ‘Faked Syria Propaganda’ Ring

(GPA) Cairo – The Egyptian Ministry of Interior (MOI) posted on Facebook that they’ve arrested four men and one woman for allegedly making Syria propaganda videos to be distributed as “footage from Aleppo, Syria.” The suspects were arrested in the city of Port Said, allegedly mid photo shoot with a 12 year old girl. The […]

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Libya: IS Fighters Killed in Sirte Mostly Came From Derna

ISIS IN ACTION On 6 December, the Government of National Accord (GNA)-aligned Misratan-led al-Bunyan al-Marsus (BM) forces celebrated the takeover of the final ISIS held area in Sirte (al-Jiza al-Bahriya). Footage and photographs showed BM forces rescuing the last groups of women and children who had been held by ISIS in this area. BM forces […]

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Libya: Pro-GNA Forces Declare Victory Against ISIS in Sirte

ISIS IN ACTION On 5 December, after days of heavy fighting and US airstrikes, the GNA-affiliated al-Bunyan al-Marsus (BM) fighters officially declared victory against ISIS in Sirte, declaring a final and total breakdown in ISIS ranks with many of their militants surrendering themselves to BM. Rida Issa, a BM spokesman, said the BM forces were backed […]

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