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Libya strongman advances in battle to take eastern city

Benghazi - Forces loyal to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar said Tuesday they are advancing rapidly on the eastern city of Derna, despite troops being hit by suicide attacks.

At least 12 killed in east Libya air strike: medical source

Benghazi - At least 12 people have been killed in an air strike in Libya's besieged eastern jihadist stronghold of Derna, a medical source said on Tuesday.

Many condemnations of airstrikes on Libyan civilians in Derna

Darnah - Some time ago the Libya city of Derna and adjacent areas were cleared of all Islamic State fighters. This was mostly the result of actions by the fighters of the Shura Council of Derna Jihadists.

Op-Ed: Operation Dignity continues in Libya led by Haftar

Tobruk - In February 2014 then-retired general Khalifa Haftar appeared on TV in Libya announcing that the General National Congress (GNC) had been dissolved. His actions were condemned at the time as a coup attempt and ridiculous.

Op-Ed: Libyan general Haftar receives trucks and ammunition

Tobruk - Authorities said to be loyal to General Khalifa Haftar, commander-in-chief of the Libyan National Army (LNA) have received a large shipment of vehicles, armored vehicles and ammunition according to security sources at Tobruk port.

Op-Ed: Haftar attacks Derna but fails to defend oil port from IS attack

Tobruk - After the Islamic State retreated from the outskirts of Derna, warplanes of Khalifa Haftar's air force are still carrying out strikes on the city.

Islamic State cleared from outskirts of city of Derna

Darnah - Quite different accounts are emerging of recent fighting on the outskirts of Derna. According to the Libya Observer, fighters from the Shura Council drove the Islamic State fighters out of their base in the nearby Fatayah mountains.

Libyan Air Force plane shot down or crashed near Derna

Darnah - A Libyan Air Force MIG-23 was shot down during an airstrike in Derna. The downing was claimed by the Al-Qaeda-linked group Ansar Al-Sharia on its Twitter account.

Op-Ed: Unidentified planes bomb city of Derna in eastern Libya

Darnah - Unidentified warplanes bombed the eastern city of Derna or Darnah early Sunday. The city was captured from the Islamic State last year by the Derna Shura Council fighters, driving them into the nearby mountains and outlying suburbs of the city.

Deadly air strike hits hospital in east Libya: Medic

Benghazi - An air strike hit a hospital in Derna in eastern Libya on Sunday, killing four people including a woman and her child and two anti-government fighters, a doctor said.

Op-Ed: U.S. Libya airstrike may not have killed Islamic State leader

Tripoli - First reports were simply that a U.S. airstrike in Libya against Abu Nabil, also known as Wissam Najm Abd Zayd al Zubaydi, had killed the senior Islamic State leader in Libya.

Op-Ed: Rival militias drive out IS from last area held in Derna, Libya

Darnah - The Libyan news agency Lana reports dozens of Islamic State(IS) fighters were killed in battle with Shura Council of Derna Jihadists as they seek to drive IS from an eastern area of the city.

Op-Ed: Islamic State loses control of major urban base of Derna in Libya

Darnah - Clashes between the Shura Council of Derna Jihadists and the Islamic State(IS) began back on June 9, after Islamist leader Nasser Aker was killed by IS gunmen.

Islamists continue clashes with Islamic State in Derna, Libya

Darnah - The Shura Council of Majlis Mujahideen continued to clash over the weekend with the Islamic State(IS), as they attempt to wrest control of the city from IS.

Libya warns ships not to enter territorial waters unauthorized

Tobruk - The internationally-recognized Libyan government in Tobruk has warned countries not to enter its territorial waters without authorisation.

Op-Ed: UK and US want unity government before lifting Libya arms embargo

Tripoli - As the Islamic State draws attention to itself in Libya, Egypt is pushing for a UN resolution to lift the embargo on arms shipments to Libya. The US and UK have urged that the embargo remain until a unity government is formed.

Op-Ed: Egypt increases intervention in Libya with revenge bombings

Tripoli - Egyptian airstrikes against the Islamic State in Libya were not part of the Operation Inherent Resolve operation being carried out against the IS by a coalition of which Egypt is a member.

Op-Ed: Libyan government planes bomb own oil company's tanker

Tripoli - The Libyan Air Force bombed an oil tanker operated by Greece but leased by the Libyan National Oil Company(NOC) killing two members of the crew.
 

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