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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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ISIS Beheads a Family of Four in Libya; LNA Seeks Russian Support

ISIS IN ACTION On 25 November, four members of a single family were beheaded in their house in Khoms, with graffiti left behind claiming ISIS was responsible. The motive and perpetrators of the attack are unknown, but locals say that the family belongs to a branch of Salafism whose members have had an active role fighting […]

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Obama Exploits Post-9/11 Powers to Officially Expand War in Somalia

(GPA) Washington – President Obama has used the powers granted by congress after 9-11 to combat al-Qaeda to expand the war on terror to Somalia. It was announced on Sunday that the Obama administration would officially declare the fight against al-Qaeda affiliate, al-Shabaab as a part of the growing war on terror. The move was […]

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Syria: Egypt Joins the Fray to Support Russia-Backed Coalition

(SCF) Syria – Finally, Egypt has taken a clear stance on Syria. This is an event of great importance to drastically change the situation. Speaking on the Portuguese TV network RTP on November 22, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi publicly affirmed his support for the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. In response to the question of whether […]

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