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Fayez Al-Sarraj Says Foreign Troops Are Not Welcome in Libya

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) On Wednesday, Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sarraj of the UN-backed Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) said that no foreign troops are needed to fight Libya’s battle against ISIS. “We do not need foreign troops on Libyan soil,” Al-Sarraj said. A Report by the Washington Post …

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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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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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