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Islamic State fighters take on Libya’s rival government forces

Reuters reports on the current situation in the ongoing conflict in Libya: Militants claiming allegiance to Islamic State fought forces loyal to Libya’s two rival governments in the central city of Sirte and further east in Benghazi, state media and … Continue reading

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Libya chaos deepens as Isil strikes threaten to halt oil production and government bombs Tripoli airport

The Telegraph reports on developments in the conflict in Libya: Libya may be forced to cease all oil production after suspected Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) jihadists attacked three oilfields and the national army bombed an airport … Continue reading

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Egypt seeks UN mandate for Libya Islamic State intervention

The Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has called on the UN to mandate international intervention in Libya, reports the BBC: Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has called for a United Nations resolution allowing international forces to intervene in Libya. There … Continue reading

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Libya conflict threatens entire Maghreb

This report by Al-Monitor illustrates the destabilizing threat posed to the Maghreb by the growing presence of extremist groups such as Islamic State in southern Libya:   French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has constantly warned against the increasing presence … Continue reading

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