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Libyan forces push into last IS-held areas of Sirte

Sert - Forces loyal to Libya's UN-backed unity government on Sunday pushed into the last areas of Sirte held by the Islamic State group in what was the jihadists' coastal stronghold.

Libya parliament rejects UN-backed unity government

Benghazi - Libya's internationally recognised parliament on Monday voted no confidence in a UN-backed unity government, in a blow to efforts to end the country's political chaos.

IS launches wave of suicide attacks on Libya forces

Sert - Islamic State group jihadists in Libya have carried out nine suicide bombings in one day in a failed bid to hold a central district of Sirte, pro-government forces said Wednesday.

For IS, losing Sirte won't mean losing Libya: analysts

Tripoli - Libyan pro-government forces have cornered Islamic State group fighters in a few pockets of Sirte, but defeat there will be far from the end of IS in Libya, analysts say.

Anti-IS forces retake central area in Libya's Sirte

Sert - Libyan pro-government forces said they seized control Tuesday of another central district of Sirte as they tried to flush out the last Islamic State group fighters in the coastal city.

Libya forces press assault on last IS positions in Sirte

Sert - Libyan pro-government forces pressed an advance against the Islamic State group in the coastal city of Sirte on Sunday as they battled jihadists holed up in waterfront residential areas.

Italy warned about Milan-based IS cell, expels imam

Rome - Libyan authorities have warned Italy about an Islamic State cell based in the Milan area with links to one of the jihadist group's battle-hardened veterans, Italian media reported Sunday.

Libya pro-govt forces say Sirte battle in 'final phase'

Tripoli - Pro-government forces battled Thursday to clear the Islamic State group from its main Libyan stronghold of Sirte, after dealing a major blow to the jihadists by seizing their headquarters.

Libya pro-govt forces seize IS headquarters in Sirte

Tripoli - Pro-government forces said they captured the Islamic State group's headquarters in their main Libyan stronghold of Sirte on Wednesday, scoring a major victory in a push to oust the jihadists from the city.

Libya pro-govt forces seize IS headquarters in Sirte

Tripoli - Pro-government forces said they captured the Islamic State group's headquarters in their main Libyan stronghold of Sirte on Wednesday, scoring a major victory in a push to oust the jihadists from the city.

Libya pro-govt forces seize IS headquarters in Sirte

Tripoli - Pro-government forces said they captured the Islamic State group's headquarters in their main Libyan stronghold of Sirte on Wednesday, scoring a major victory in a push to oust the jihadists from the city.

Libya pro-government forces seize Sirte campus from IS

Tripoli - Libya's pro-government forces said they seized a university campus Wednesday as they press an offensive against the Islamic State group in its stronghold of Sirte, killing at least 20 jihadists.

Libya pro-government forces seize Sirte campus from IS

Tripoli - Libya's pro-government forces said they seized a university campus Wednesday as they press an offensive against the Islamic State group in its stronghold of Sirte, killing at least 20 jihadists.

Libya pro-government forces seize Sirte campus from IS

Tripoli - Libya's pro-government forces said they seized a university campus Wednesday as they press an offensive against the Islamic State group in its stronghold of Sirte, killing at least 20 jihadists.

Libya's Misrata pays price in fight against IS

Misratah - In the fight against the Islamic State group in Libya, few communities have paid as heavy a price as Misrata.

'No need for foreign troops on Libyan soil,' Sarraj says

Rome - The head of Libya's Government of National Accord (GNA) said Wednesday the country did not need foreign troops on the ground in the fight against the Islamic State group.

US special ops troops in Libya's Sirte

Washington - American special operations troops have for the first time started directly supporting Libyan forces battling the Islamic State group in their key stronghold of Sirte, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

Parents of Benghazi victims file lawsuit against Clinton

Washington - Relatives of two men killed in the 2012 attack on a US consulate in Libya have filed a lawsuit blaming the deaths on Hillary Clinton's "reckless" handling of classified information in her private email server.

Libyans bury decomposing bodies of migrants near Tripoli

Tripoli - Residents of a Libyan town have buried the decomposing bodies of 21 migrants who had washed up on their beach after authorities failed to act, an NGO and medics said Monday.

Libya unity forces prepare 'decisive' assault in IS bastion

Tripoli - Libya pro-government forces backed by US air strikes said Sunday they would soon launch a final assault to retake the coastal city of Sirte from the Islamic State jihadist group.

Libya's Sirte, from Kadhafi to IS

Tripoli - Sirte, where Libyan pro-government forces are battling Islamic State group militants with American air support, has been in the hands of the jihadists since June 2015.Here is some background on the fight for the city.

The IS in Libya: key dates

Tripoli - Key dates since the Islamic State group (IS) moved into Libya in 2014 amid the chaos that followed the ouster of Moamer Kadhafi in 2011.On Monday, US warplanes carried out their first air strikes on positions in the IS bastion of Sirte.

Libyan forces advance in IS bastion as US keeps up air strikes

Tripoli - Libyan forces said Tuesday they were advancing inside the jihadist bastion of Sirte, as Washington conducted a second straight day of air strikes on Islamic State group positions in the city.

US launches first anti-IS air raids in Libya's Sirte

Tripoli - US warplanes Monday carried out air strikes on positions of the Islamic State jihadist group in its Libyan stronghold of Sirte for the first time, the country's unity government announced.

US conducts anti-IS strikes in Libya after official request: Pentagon

Washington - The US military conducted air strikes in Libya on Monday following a government request to target the Islamic State group's Libyan stronghold of Sirte, the Pentagon announced.

Libya forces 'retake' Benghazi district from jihadists

Benghazi - Libyan forces loyal to a controversial general have wrestled back control of a Benghazi neighbourhood from jihadists, following months of fighting to drive the Islamists from the country's second city.

Libya loyalists take IS bomb factory in Sirte

Tripoli - Forces loyal to Libya's unity government said Sunday they had seized a building used by the Islamic State group to manufacture explosives in its coastal stronghold.

UN backs plan to rid Libya of chemical weapons

New York - The UN Security Council on Friday endorsed plans to rid Libya of its chemical weapons and prevent them from falling into the hands of extremists like the Islamic State group.

Bodies of 14 executed in Libya's Benghazi received at hospital

Benghazi - A hospital in Libya's second city Benghazi said Friday it had received the bodies of 14 people killed execution-style, in what the UN envoy said was a "war crime".

French, British, U.S. soldiers 'monitoring' Libya: Commander

Benghazi - French, British and American soldiers are in Libya to "monitor" Islamic State group jihadists, a military commander in the east of the country told AFP on Thursday.
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