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US launches first anti-ISIS air raids in Libya’s Sirte

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‘The first American air strikes on precise positions of the Daesh (ISIS) organization were carried out today, causing heavy losses… in Sirte,’ prime minister Fayez al-Sarraj says

TRIPOLI, Libya (Aug. 2, 2016) — US warplanes Monday, August 1, carried out airstrikes on positions of the Islamic State (ISIS) jihadist group in its Libyan stronghold of Sirte for the first time, the country’s unity government announced.  Continue reading US launches first anti-ISIS air raids in Libya’s Sirte

ISIS expanding in Libya, fueling arms race

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ISIS IN LIBYA. A view shows damage at the scene after an airstrike by US warplanes against a jihadist training camp in Sabratha, Libya, February 19, 2016. File photo by EPA
ISIS jihadists have cemented their hold on the coastal city of Sirte, wiping out opposition and the group is ‘currently the most significant political and military actor in the region’

UNITED NATIONS (Mar. 11, 2016) — The Islamic State (IS, formerly known as ISIS or the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq) group has significantly expanded its control over Libya, fueling demand by the country’s warring parties for more arms to confront the threat, UN experts have told the Security Council.

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