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Rival forces clash over Libya’s oil region – The New Arab


The New Arab

Rival forces clash over Libya's oil region
The New Arab
Islamist militias attacked Libya's key oil-producing region on Wednesday only to be repelled by forces commanded by controversial general Khalifa Haftar, military sources said. The Benghazi Defence Brigades attacked the town of Ben Jawad near the
Clashes break out west of Libyan oil ports: officialBusiness Insider
Op-Ed: Another attempt to retake Libyan oil crescent ports is launchedDigital Journal

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Posted on 8 December 2016 | 2:15 am

Libya coastal towns earning millions from people trafficking says EU – Libya Herald


Libya coastal towns earning millions from people trafficking says EU
Libya Herald
The EU has been warned that people-smuggling in Libya is now a major part of the economy, worth hundreds of millions of dinars. In a report to EU's 28 member states, Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino, who has headed the European Union Naval Force …

Posted on 8 December 2016 | 2:13 am

Russia seeks influence in Libya – Deutsche Welle


Deutsche Welle

Russia seeks influence in Libya
Deutsche Welle
In return, rumor has it that Moscow would receive permission to build a military base in Libya, granting it greater leverage to exert political influence on the country. A deal would also likely be a game changer for Hifter, who seeks to take back the
Libya's Gen. Hifter Meets Russia FM, Seeking SupportAntiwar.com
Hifter in Moscow: Russia's shifting interests in LibyaAl-Monitor

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Posted on 7 December 2016 | 6:37 pm

UN: gains against Libya terrorism real but not irreversible – WTOP


Libya Herald

UN: gains against Libya terrorism real but not irreversible
WTOP
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The fight against terrorism has produced results in Libya but those gains are not irreversible, the U.N.'s special envoy to the North African nation said Tuesday. Martin Kobler told the Security Council that advances against
Kobler tells UN Libyan Political Agreement “not written in stone”Libya Herald
"Chaos" only alternative to political agreement – UN Envoy for LibyaKuwait News Agency
ISIS' days in Libya are numbered, UN envoy saysANSAmed
Middle East Monitor
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Posted on 7 December 2016 | 5:36 pm

Libya Is Spiraling into Bloodshed and Disaster – AlterNet


AlterNet

Libya Is Spiraling into Bloodshed and Disaster
AlterNet
Two major Arab cities fell on Tuesday – Aleppo (Syria) to the Syrian Arab Army and Sirte (Libya) to the militia armies of Misrata. One of the common features of these battles is the sheer destruction of the cities. Sirte, which was under siege since
Libyan forces seize last stronghold of Islamic State in SirteLos Angeles Times
Daesh loses last hold in Libya, US saysAnadolu Agency
Libya Claims to Eject Islamic State from Qaddafi's BirthplaceBreitbart News
Business Insider –The Straits Times –ReliefWeb
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Posted on 7 December 2016 | 4:28 pm

Eastern Libyan forces foil rival faction’s advance on oil ports: officials – Reuters


The National

Eastern Libyan forces foil rival faction's advance on oil ports: officials
Reuters
The violence raised the prospect of a fresh struggle for control of the oil ports and for overall power between the many armed factions in anarchic Libya that have competed with each other in shifting alliances since a 2011 uprising. It came a day
Libya militias battle for control of oil portsThe National
Libyan Town Neighboring Oil Ports Seized by Armed GroupsNewsline
East Libyan security forces say attack on oil ports avertedDaily Mail

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Posted on 7 December 2016 | 4:06 pm

Libya business networking forum cautiously optimistic – Libya Herald


Libya business networking forum cautiously optimistic
Libya Herald
The inaugural Mediterranean Business Networking Forum 2016 came to a successful conclusion here in Malta yesterday with delegates going away with cautious optimism. The event, under the banner “Future Business Opportunities in Libya”, brought …

Posted on 7 December 2016 | 3:01 pm

Islamic State loses its stronghold in Libya, but more chaos could soon follow – Washington Post


Washington Post

Islamic State loses its stronghold in Libya, but more chaos could soon follow
Washington Post
CAIRO — Libyan militias backed by American airstrikes said they have cleared the stronghold of the Islamic State in Libya, a defeat that would set back the group's ambitions in North Africa. The country, however, remains very unstable amid battles
Isis loses control of Libyan city of SirteThe Guardian
Libya conflict: IS 'ejected' from stronghold of SirteBBC News
Islamic State's Libya war: 'They used a baby as bait to kill us'Middle East Eye
Aljazeera.com –International Business Times UK
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Posted on 7 December 2016 | 9:20 am

Jubilant Libyan Militias Declare Victory Over ISIS in Surt – New York Times


New York Times

Jubilant Libyan Militias Declare Victory Over ISIS in Surt
New York Times
LONDON — Libyan fighters declared victory over the Islamic State at its coastal stronghold of Surt on Tuesday, ending the extremist group's ambitions for a caliphate on the southern shores of the Mediterranean. “The battle is finally over,” said Reda

Posted on 6 December 2016 | 9:12 pm

Libya: Rival militias in deadly clashes in Tripoli – BBC News


BBC News

Libya: Rival militias in deadly clashes in Tripoli
BBC News
Rival militias are battling one another in Tripoli in the heaviest fighting in the Libyan capital for two years. Medical sources told the BBC that at least eight people, including civilians, have been killed and more than 20 injured. A new UN-backed
Libya's Tripoli sees worst militias clashes in 2 yearsInquirer.net
Libya. Humanitarian and diplomatic mission to Tripoli and MisrataReliefweb
UN appeals for calm after fighting in Libya capitalYahoo News
africanews –Fox News –The New Arab
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Posted on 2 December 2016 | 6:51 pm

Libya – BingNews

Last-ditch IS tactics in Sirte, Libya

From the Libya Herald (associated with the recognized government of Libya and its international partners): At least two females who seemed to be civilians surrendering to Bunyan Marsous forces, blew themselves up today after being brought inside BM lines …

Posted on 7 December 2016 | 11:17 pm

ISIL loses last hold in Libya, US says

The Libyan Government of National Accord is about to claim victory against ISIL in Sirte as the militant group lost its last hold in the country, the U.S. military said Wednesday. ISIL militants have resisted Libyan forces in an area of a few blocks on …

Posted on 7 December 2016 | 10:47 pm

Libya Claims to Eject Islamic State from Qaddafi’s Birthplace

Fighters in Libya have announced the near-total eradication of the Islamic State from the coastal city of Sirte, hometown of late dictator Muammar Qaddafi. The BBC cites Libyan military spokesmen as confirming that the area of the town still controlled by …

Posted on 7 December 2016 | 7:57 pm

Renewed fighting hits Libya’s key oil region

Islamist militias attacked Libya’s key oil-producing region on Wednesday and were repelled by forces commanded by controversial general Khalifa Haftar, military sources said. The Benghazi Defence Brigades attacked Ben Jawad town near the coastal “oil …

Posted on 7 December 2016 | 9:20 am

Libya Is Spiraling into Bloodshed and Disaster

Two major Arab cities fell on Tuesday – Aleppo (Syria) to the Syrian Arab Army and Sirte (Libya) to the militia armies of Misrata. One of the common features of these battles is the sheer destruction of the cities. Sirte, which was under siege since May …

Posted on 7 December 2016 | 8:27 am

Libya Forces Seize Last Islamic State Holdout, Militants Regroup

Forces under Libya’s unity government declared an end to all combat operations inside the city of Sirte after routing Islamic State jihadists from their last major foothold in the country. “Our forces are in full control of Sirte,” Ahmed Hadia, a …

Posted on 7 December 2016 | 6:04 am

Libya’s Sirte in rubble after ISIL battle

Women, some mothers of the rescued children, were interrogated before being taken to the Misrata prison [Alessio Romenzi/Al Jazeera] Sirte, Libya – Sirte today is a ghostly city. An offensive to liberate Sirte from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant …

Posted on 7 December 2016 | 4:00 am

Islamic State loses its stronghold in Libya, but more chaos could soon follow

CAIRO — Libyan militias backed by American airstrikes said they have cleared the stronghold of the Islamic State in Libya, a defeat that would set back the group’s ambitions in North Africa. The country, however, remains very unstable amid battles …

Posted on 7 December 2016 | 12:56 am

Libya conflict: IS ‘ejected’ from stronghold of Sirte

Libyan forces are hunting down the last Islamic State (IS) jihadists in the city of Sirte, after ousting them from their former bastion. The fighters are said to be “hiding in fewer than 10 houses” in the seafront district of Al-Giza al-Bahriya. The pro …

Posted on 5 December 2016 | 4:00 pm

With fall of Sirte, IS down but not out in Libya

Tripoli (AFP) – The fall of Sirte to pro-government forces is a significant setback for the Islamic State group in Libya, but will not spell the end of the jihadists in the strife-torn country, experts say. The loss of the coastal city is the toughest blow …

Posted on 5 December 2016 | 9:38 am