ISIL jihadists fleeing Libyan stronghold could cross to Europe with migrants, Italy warns

ISIL jihadists fleeing Libyan stronghold could cross to Europe with migrants, Italy warns

by WorldTribune Staff, August 17, 2016 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) fighters fleeing the battlefield in Libya may try to hide among asylum-seeking migrants crossing the Mediterranean in smugglers’ boats, Italian intelligence officials warned. A sustained assault by forces loyal to Libya’s government, backed by U.S. fighter jets and drones, has driven hundreds […]

Libyan forces said on verge of ‘victory’ over ISIL in Sirte

Libyan forces said on verge of ‘victory’ over ISIL in Sirte

by WorldTribune Staff, August 14, 2016 The battle to drive Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) out of their coastal stronghold at Sirte “is over,” the spokesman for Libya’s pro-government forces said. Meanwhile living conditions for the average Libyan is deteriorating. ISIL “has only control over one sector, residential district one in the heart […]

U.S. launches airstrikes against ISIL as Libyan forces advance

U.S. launches airstrikes against ISIL as Libyan forces advance

by WorldTribune Staff, August 2, 2016 The United States conducted airstrikes on Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) targets as forces loyal to Libya’s unity government advanced on the terror group’s stronghold at Sirte on Aug. 1. Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook confirmed that airstrikes were authorized by President Barack Obama on the recommendation of […]

Libya’s UN-backed government reaches deal to re-open oil terminals

Libya’s UN-backed government reaches deal to re-open oil terminals

by WorldTribune Staff, July 31, 2016 The UN-backed unity government in Libya has reached a deal with the nation’s petroleum guards to re-open four key oil terminals despite opposition from key opposition and military forces headed by Gen. Khalifa Haftar. The combined capacity of the four ports – Sider, Zawiya, Ras Lanuf, and Zueitina – […]

Battle for Sirte: 241 Libyan troops killed, more than 1,400 wounded

Battle for Sirte: 241 Libyan troops killed, more than 1,400 wounded

by WorldTribune Staff, July 13, 2016 The two months-long battle to drive Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) out of Sirte has seen 241 soldiers loyal to Libya’s unity government killed and more than 1,400 wounded. GNA forces have been shelling and carrying out airstrikes on the center of Sirte, but ISIL’s jihadists have […]

Leaked tapes reveal Western support for Libyan Gen. Haftar

Leaked tapes reveal Western support for Libyan Gen. Haftar

by WorldTribune Staff, July 11, 2016 British, French and U.S. forces are coordinating airstrikes with Libyan Gen. Khalifa Haftar, leaked tapes of air traffic recordings reveal. The tapes back earlier reports of Western support for Benghazi-based Haftar, whose forces are attempting to gain control of eastern Libya from Islamist militia groups, Middle East Eye reported. […]

Bomb attacks hit Libyan Gen. Haftar’s military force in Benghazi

Bomb attacks hit Libyan Gen. Haftar’s military force in Benghazi

by WorldTribune Staff, July 7, 2016 A car bomb killed 11 troops of Gen. Khalifa Haftar’s force in Benghazi on July 6, the third attack in the Libyan city in recent weeks. The bomb was set off as the soldiers held evening prayers on the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday, a military source […]

Hillary: ‘Time to move on’ from Benghazi; Critics: ‘What exactly’ would it take to end a Democrat’s career?

Hillary: ‘Time to move on’ from Benghazi; Critics: ‘What exactly’ would it take to end a Democrat’s career?

by WorldTribune Staff, June 29, 2016 The distraught mother of one of the Americans killed in the Sept. 11, 2012 terror attack at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya continues to plead for answers, an apology, or any kind of acknowledgment of responsibility from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Clinton’s response: “It’s time to […]

Final Benghazi report: Americans under attack were rescued by Gadhafi loyalists

Final Benghazi report: Americans under attack were rescued by Gadhafi loyalists

by WorldTribune Staff, June 28, 2016 The very people President Barack Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sought to defeat in Libya ended up being the only ones who came to the rescue of Americans under attack on Sept. 11, 2012 in Benghazi. Americans, who came under lethal mortar attack from terrorists, were rescued […]

ISIL rallies with advances in Syria, Iraq and Libya

ISIL rallies with advances in Syria, Iraq and Libya

by WorldTribune Staff, June 24, 2016 After suffering losses in Syria, Iraq and Libya, Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) has launched counteroffensives that have pushed back government and U.S.-backed forces in all three countries. In Syria, ISIL jihadists dealt an embarrassing setback to the government army near the terror group’s de facto capital […]

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