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Sirte Battle Risks Widening Libya Political Splits

By Patrick Markey SIRTE, Libya, July 11 – When Western officials cajoled Libya’s warring factions to support a unity government this year, they said it was a chance for the rival armed brigades to unite against the common enemy, Daesh. Libyan forces may be close to winning the battle for the militant group’s stronghold in

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Libyan Brigades Capture Air Base from Daesh South of Sirte: Spokesman

TRIPOLI, June 5¬†– Brigades aligned with Libya’s U.N.-backed government said on Saturday they had captured Ghardabiya air base from Daesh to the south of the militant group’s stronghold of Sirte. Spokesman Mohamed al-Gasri said the capture of the base, about 20 km (12 miles) from the centre of Sirte, was strategically significant since it cut

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Libya’s NOC Warns of More Daesh Attacks on Oil Facilities

By Aidan Lewis TRIPOLI, Feb 22 – Libya’s oil facilities are likely to suffer further attacks unless a United Nations-backed unity government is approved, the head of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) told Reuters in an interview on Monday. Mustafa Sanalla also said suspected Daesh¬†militants had staged their latest attack against Libya’s oil infrastructure last

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Obama Calls for Efforts to Counter Daesh in Libya

WASHINGTON, Jan 29 – U.S. President Barack Obama directed his national security advisers on Thursday to counter efforts by Daesh to expand into Libya and other countries, the White House said. Daesh militants have taken advantage of chaos in Libya to establish themselves in the city of Sirte, and they have carried out several attacks

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