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Op-Ed: Trump sees no role of U.S. in Libya except fighting ISIS

Washington - In a joint news conference with Italian Prime Minister Paulo Gentiloni, U.S. President Donald Trump said that the only role he saw for the U.S. in Libya was to defeat any remaining Islamic State militants.

Op-Ed: US B-2 bombing raid on Libya cost over $8.8 million

Two US Air Force B-2 Spirit stealth bombers carried out airstrikes on Islamic State camps approximately 28 miles southewest of Sirte. The US was involved in air strikes in the Sirte offensive starting August 22 last year.

Op-Ed: Islamic State fighters in Libya able to flee from Benghazi

Benghazi - The residents of Benghazi were surprised at the sudden escape of Islamic State and perhaps other militants from the districts of Ganfouda and Al-Sadbri in the city which they had occupied.

Op-Ed: Misrata Military Council criticizes Libyan unity government

Misrata Military Council together with the Union of Revolutionaries in the city demanded that the UN-brokered Government of National Accord make its position clear on the situation in Benghazi and Khalifa Haftar whom they call a war criminal.

After Sirte freed from ISIS in Libya councilors elect new mayor

Surt - Now the the Islamic State(IS) or ISIS have been defeated in Sirte, the city is attempting to return to normal with the election by city councilors of mayor Mukhtar Al-Madani

Op-Ed: Reports claim that Sirte Libya is completely captured from ISIS

Surt - Several reports indicate that the Islamic State(IS) has been completely driven from their former stronghold of Sirte. The other day the group controlled only two blocks and about 50 buildings in the city.

Islamic State remnants still fiercely resisting in Sirte, Libya

Surt - On Saturday the forces of Al Bunyan Al Marsous (Solid Structure or BAM) faced continuing fierce resistance from the few remaining fighters of the Islamic State(IS) holed up within a small area of the city of Sirte, their former stronghold.

The Islamic State still clings on to a few blocks in Sirte Libya

Surt - Even though it is six months since the forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous (Solid Structure or BAM) began the offensive against the Islamic State(IS) in the areas around Sirte and now within Sirte itself, a few remnants continue to hold out in the city.

Op-Ed: Last remnants of Islamic State fighters still resist in Sirte

Surt - While the final battle against the remaining Islamic State(IS) fighters was announced weeks ago there are still a few IS fighters putting up fierce resistance in small overlooking the Mediterranean.

U.S. bombing raids increase on remaining ISIS fighters in Sirte

Surt - Although the final push to defeat the Islamic State (IS) in Sirte began some time ago and their imminent defeat has been announced a number of times, a few IS fighters still remain surrounded in the city in an increasingly smaller area.

Op-Ed: Remaining ISIS forces in Sirte Libya divided into two groups

Surt - Forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous (Solid Structure of BAM) have managed to completely separate into two groups the few remaining fighters of the Islamic State(IS) who still are holding out in one small section of Sirte.

Op-Ed: Islamic State confined to one small area of Sirte Libya

Surt - In spite of a prolonged offensive started back in May and help from US bombing raids, the Islamic State continues to hold a small area of Sirte Libya, their former stronghold.

Op-Ed: Libya's Marshal Haftar apparently did not ask Russia for arms

Near the end of September there were reports that Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar had requested Russia to provide direct military support for his operations against terrorists. However, the reports were later denied by Haftar sources.

Op-Ed: Final push against ISIS in Sirte Libya restarted today

Surt - The forces of the Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous (Solid Structure or BAM) resumed their final push against the few remnants of the Islamic State(IS) in Libya cornered in a small central area of Sirte, their former stronghold.

Op-Ed: Troops of Libyan unity government resume final attack on Sirte

Surt - While there have been many announcements of the final battle to liberate Sirte from the remnants of the Islamic State(IS) there are a few IS fighters still holding out in one small area of the city.

U.S. Defence Secretary claims ISIS in Libya on verge of defeat

Surt - Forces loyal to the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), the Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous (Solid Structure or BAM) have the remnants of the Islamic State in Libya cornered in an ever-diminishing area in the center of the city of Sirte.

Op-Ed: Islamic State remnants continue stiff resistance in Sirte

Surt - Libyan forces loyal to the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) claim to have advanced in Sirte against the few remaining forces of the Islamic State(IS) cornered in a constantly diminishing area of the center of Sirte.

Op-Ed: Islamic State forces cornered in Sirte Libya refuse to surrender

Surt - Forces of the Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous (Solid Structure or BAM) are advancing against the last holdouts of the Islamic State in Sirte. BAM forces are mostly brigades from Misrata and are loyal to the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA).

Almost all of Sirte now cleared of ISIS fighters in Libya

Surt - The forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos (Solid Structure or BAM) are engaged in a final advance to clear out the last remaining fighters of the Islamic State (IS) or Daesh from their former stronghold of Sirte.

Op-Ed: Libyan government forces suffer heavy losses in Sirte offensive

Surt - The fighters of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos (Solid Structure or BAM), loyal to the UN-backed Libyan Government of National Accord, have suffered heavy losses in what has been described as the final push to drive the Islamic State (IS) from Sirte.

U.S airstrikes appear to be extending beyond Libyan city of Sirte

Surt - Apparently, the United States has extended its bombing campaign in Libya which until now has been confined to attacks on the last remaining Islamic State (IS) fighters in the city of Sirte.

Libyan unity government forces finishing off ISIS in Sirte

Surt - The media office of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos (Solid Structure or BAM) said that its forces are advancing into residential areas one and five, the last areas in which Islamic State(IS) forces are still hiding out in Sirte — their last stronghold in Libya.

Op-Ed: GNA forces attacking last area in Sirte held by Islamic State

Surt - Of the two remaining residential districts still occupied by the Islamic State in Libya, one has been taken today (Aug. 16) by the forces of the Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous (Solid Structure or BAM) loyal to the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA).

Op-Ed: Why did the U.S. decide to bomb ISIS in Libya?

Surt - On August 1st, the Obama administration announced that Operation Odyssey Lightning had begun, a series of air strikes against the remnants of the Islamic State, or Daesh, surrounded in a confined area of their former stronghold Sirte.

Op-Ed: Libyan unity government forces in final advance on ISIS in Sirte

Surt - As the forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos (Solid Structure or BAM) mount a final offensive against the remaining fighters of the Islamic State (IS) surrounded in central Sirte they have captured a new area.

Forces loyal to Libya's unity government capture bomb factory

Surt - Forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos (Solid Structure, or BAM), loyal to the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) continue to advance slowly against the encircled remnants of Islamic State (IS) fighters in the center of Sirte.

Clashes in Sirte continue between ISIS and forces loyal to GNA

Surt - Today, there were fierce exchanges between the encircled fighters of the Islamic State (IS) in Sirte and Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos (Solid Structure, BAM) forces loyal to the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA).

Headquarters of Islamic State in Sirte, Libya, under attack

Surt - The Albinyan Almarsoos (Solid Structure, BAM or Albunian) forces, loyal to the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) are reported to have attacked a conference hall in the middle of Sirte, the headquarters of the Islamic State (IS).

Op-Ed: Islamic State resistance in Sirte expected to end in a few days

Surt - According Brigadier Mohammed Al-Gosri, the spokesperson for Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos (Solid Structure or BAM), artillery shelling on ISIS militants encircled in a small area of Sirte has continued for five days.

Troops loyal to GNA attacking Islamic State headquarters in Sirte

Surt - The forces of Al-Bonyan Al-Marsous (Solid Structure) or BAM, loyal to the UN-backed Government of National Unity (GNA) have now reached a decisive phase as they begin an attack on the Islamic State headquarters in Sirte.
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