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Libyan Gazette Weekly News Digest 07/04: “The Rise of ISIS”

 

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News Digest
July 4, 2016

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LG Special – Who’s Who? Libya’s Main Players

Who’s Who?: Libya’s Main Players - The Rise of ISIS (Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Since the ousting of dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, Libya’s various political and armed factions have been fighting for control and power over the country’s post-revolution future, allowing extremist groups to take advantage of the ongoing chaos and security vacuum and rise up in place of a united government. The Islamic State of the …

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War on ISIS:

GNA Runs ISIS out of Barricades(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff)   Intense clashes have been reported today between the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) forces and, the so called, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Sirte, the Libyan coastal city. Clashes have especially intensified on the eastern front and the front at the neighbourhood known as 700 according to the Albinyan Almarsous …

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ISIS Bomb Factory Discovered in Sirte(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff)   THe Government of National Accord (GNA) forces have discovered a makeshift factory where the, so called, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), manufactured grenades, car bombs and other types of explosives. The makeshift factories were found in the a neighbourhood called the Arches. “This was like a headquarters for Daesh weaponry and they …

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GNA Receives Intelligence of ISIS positions(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff)   Earlier today three emergency air raids were launched by forces of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA). GNA forces acted on intelligence they received that led them to the location of, the so called, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the centre of Sirte, Libya’s coastal city. The GNA forces have …

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ISIS Uses Homes as Secret Torture Prisons  (Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) The Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) forces fighting against, the so-called, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria have discovered in Sirte what seems to be secret prisons as reported by the Middle Eastern Eye. The luxury homes located near the industrial district in Sirte were used as makeshift jails housing prisoners from Sirte …

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Despite Losses GNA Forces in Sirte Fight Fierce Battles Against ISIS(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) The offense against ISIS in Sirte continues with a new wave of airstrikes by forces loyal to the UN-backed Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA). One life has been lost in today’s battles against ISIS and nine fighters injured who have all been transported to a hospital in Misrata. The battles are still ongoing and …

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Politics:

Al-Sarraj Calls for a Unified Libyan Force from East to West to Rid Libya of ISIS  (Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sarraj has called on Libyan military forces to unite in the fight against the rogue militant group known as ISIS who still have control over parts of Sirte. “We trust there can’t be any solution to overcome that organization (ISIS) apart from a unified military commandment that gathers all Libyans regions,” …

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Human Rights

Car Bomb Targets Another Medical Facility in Benghazi (Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff)   On friday a car bomb exploded just outside Al Jalaa Hospital in Benghazi leaving five people dead and 14 injured as reported by the hospital’s security and confirmed by Mohammed Al-Zawy, a hospital official. Al-Zawy explained that the car exploded close to the hospital’s outpatient entrance door. Abdul-Salam Al-Hassi, a senior military general, is …

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