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Libyan Patrols Turn Back Thousands of Refugees

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Within the last two days, 1,425 refugees crossing the Mediterranean to Europe were stopped by Libyan patrols, said naval spokesperson Ayoub Qassem on Friday. Qassem said that close to 1050 refugees were found on seven boats and were all sent back on Wednesday. Many of …

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Libya Warns Italy of ISIS Fighter in Milan

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Libyan authorities have warned Italy that an ISIS fighter is currently in Milan. The fighter, who has connections with an ISIS commander from Tunisia known as Abu Nassim, is said to be located in San Siro, a neighbourhood in the Italian city. Abu Nassim, who …

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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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41 Bodies Found on Libyan Shore

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) On Saturday 41 bodies, thought to be refugees, were found by volunteers on shores of Sabratha, a coastal city in Libya. The volunteers received training provided by the city council to spot human trafficking victims in mid-July. “We think that these are people who drowned …

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