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US Confirms Killing of IS Leader in Libya

The US Defense Department has confirmed the death of a senior terrorist leader in Libya following U.S. airstrikes, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in a statement. Cook said a Nov. 13 U.S. airstrike in Libya killed Iraqi national Abu Nabil, also known as Wissam Najm Abd Zayd al Zubaydi, a longtime al-Qaida operative and […]

Algeria’s Implications for Libya

The tragic and dramatic events at the Amenas gas plant in Algeria, which led to the deaths of scores of foreign hostages, could have serious implications for neighbouring Libya. According to Britain’s Telegraph newspaper, most of the weapons used by the al Qaeda-linked militants came from Libya. These included AK104 Kalashnikovs, 60mm gun-mortars and F5 rockets, […]

A Game-Changing Decision in Libya

By Padraig O’Hannelly. Libya has temporarily closed its borders with Niger, Chad, Sudan and Algeria, and has declared emergency law in the seven southern regions of Ghadames, Ghat, Obari, Al-Shati, Sebha, Murzuq and Kufra. As it attempts to exercise its authority over the whole country, the General National Congress has decreed that these areas are […]

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