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GNA Fighters Say They Wish US Airstrikes Came Sooner

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Mohamed Darat, a commander of the GNA forces, said on Wednesday that the US airstrike campaign against ISIS has allowed unity government forces to make greater advances against the extremist group. As a result of the airstrikes fired on Monday, Darat’s brigades was able to …

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President Barack Obama Authorizes Air Strikes in Libya

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) The Libyan unity government in Tripoli (GNA) announced on Monday that the United States launched its first airstrikes on ISIS fighters in Sirte. Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sarraj said an aired speech, “the first American air strikes on precise positions of the Daesh (ISIS) organisation were …

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The US Throws its Weight Behind Libya’s Unity Government, Increases Aid to GNA

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) During a hearing in Washington on Wednesday, Jonathan Winer, the State Department’s Special Envoy to Libya, stressed that the United States fully supported Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), and outlined how America would support the fledgling government both financially and politically. “Our strategic …

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