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Libyan Forces Say They Capture Mosque, Prison from Daesh in Sirte

TRIPOLI, Aug 22 – Libyan forces renewed their push to oust Daesh from its former North African stronghold of Sirte on Sunday, saying they had seized the city’s main mosque and a jail run by the militants’ morality police. The forces, mainly brigades from the city of Misrata, say they are close to capturing Sirte after

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Who Lost Libya?

Obama’s ‘smart power’ doctrine turned out to be not so smart when it came to toppling Muammar El Qaddafi BY Bill Powell “A more democratic region will ultimately be more stable for us and our friends. Even if someone wants to be dictatorial, it’s going to be difficult.” —An American diplomat, after the overthrow of

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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 Needs United Force to Fight Daesh: U.N. Special Envoy

PARIS, May 31 – The United Nations special envoy to Libya said on Tuesday the country would not be able to defeat Daesh militants unless the various military and militia strands joined forces against the group. The December unity deal was meant to end the divide between rival governments in the capital Tripoli and the east

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