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Stunning photos show thousands of migrants rescued off coast of Libya

3 hours agoNews : USAToday: News

Images taken Monday show Italian rescuers help migrants off the coast of Libya.        

Libyan forces say oust Islamic State from central neighborhood in Sirte

SIRTE, Libya (Reuters) - Libyan forces said they had taken control of a residential neighborhood in the middle of Sirte from Islamic State on Monday, leaving just one district of the city still occupied by militants.

US Forces Launch Ten Airstrikes in Libya in Support of Anti-Daesh Operations

US air forces launched ten strikes near the Libyan city of Sirte as part of an aerial campaign against the Daesh, according to the US Africa Command (AFRICOM).

High Toll For Libyan Troops Battling Islamic State In Sirte

At least 34 Libyan fighters were killed and more than 180 wounded on Sunday as they closed in on the last Islamic State militant holdouts in the coastal city of Sirte, according to field hospitals. Forces aligned with Libya’s U.N.-backed government, supported since Aug. Show More Summary

At least 28 Libyan troops killed in Sirte battle against Islamic State: hospital

SIRTE, Libya (Reuters) - At least 28 Libyan fighters were killed and more than 180 wounded on Sunday as they advanced on the final Islamic State militant holdouts in the coastal city of Sirte, according to a hospital casualty list.

The Media Has Failed to Explain the New War on ISIS in Libya and the Chaos Wrought by NATO Regime Change

Is the new U.S. bombing campaign in Libya really making things better? Media has utterly failed to provide context. Libya remains embroiled in chaos. Its U.N.-backed government is falling apart, and internal wars continue to be waged on multiple fronts. Show More Summary

Second boycotter says will rejoin Libya's U.N.-backed government

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - A member of the leadership of Libya's U.N.-backed government who is close to powerful rival factions in the east of the country has said he will end his boycott of the Tripoli-based body.

It sounds like ISIS is in dire financial straits

The terrorist group ISIS, with its consistent loss of territory in Iraq and Syria for months and unfulfilled plans for Libya, has shed benefits and raised taxes for the populations it controls as it quickly runs out of money. An ISIS...Show More Summary

Here's One Way Italy Is Working To Integrate Migrants And Refugees

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

CIMINNA, Italy ? On any given summer day in Palermo, Sicily, hundreds of weary migrants and refugees can be seen disembarking large ships in the city’s port, having been rescued somewhere off the coast of Libya. The number of people arriving on the quiet island from the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa is staggering. Show More Summary

Life Expectancy In Syria Has Taken a Major Hit

It wasn't that long ago that Syrians were enjoying a steady increase in life expectancy—about a three-month bump every single year for more than two decades. Same for the residents of Yemen, Libya, and Egypt, who saw improvements inShow More Summary

Libya's unity government says still seeks approval from eastern parliament

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's U.N.-backed government said on Wednesday it would continue seeking approval from the parliament based in the east of the country, despite members of the assembly voting to reject the fledgling administrat...

SuperCobra Chopper: US Marines New Secret Weapon in Fight Against Daesh in Libya

Under new commander Marine Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, AFRICOM has deployed the lethal helicopter in the Libyan theater to deplete and degrade violent extremists.

The Bogus ‘Humanitarian’ War on Serbia

NATO’s war on Serbia in 1999 was the template for other “humanitarian” wars – in Iraq, Libya and now Syria – but it wasn’t “news” when the Serbian leader was cleared, notes John Pilger. By John Pilger The exoneration of…Read more ?

EU Anti-Migrant Smuggling Operation, Libya Sign Coastguard Training Memorandum

The chief of the EU’s operation Sophia to prevent human trafficking and the Libyan government have signed a memorandum on training the Libyan coast guard, local media reported Tuesday.

Libya: Still a Fractured Land

Disagreement over how money from the country’s oil, which represents 98% of government revenue, should be distributed is paralyzing Libyan peace efforts. The post Libya: Still a Fractured Land appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

US Forces Carry Out 3 Airstrikes in Libya in Support of Anti-Daesh Operations

According to US Africa Command, US forces conducted nine airstrikes near the Libyan city of Sirte on Monday as part of an aerial campaign against the Daesh terror group.

Libya's Political Crisis Continues as Tobruk Rejects UN-Backed Unity Gov't

The political crisis in Libya looks set to continue after the country's internationally recognized government rejected the fragile UN-backed unity government, extending Libya's uncertainty.

Libya's UN-backed government gets 'no confidence' vote

Vote by parliament in Tobruk is major setback for Government of National Accord in Tripoli.

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