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 […]

Obama claims ISIL ‘contained’, but CIA reports ‘six functioning armies’ in Mideast, Africa

Obama claims ISIL ‘contained’, but  CIA reports ‘six functioning armies’ in Mideast, Africa

by WorldTribune Staff, June 23, 2016 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) is expanding in Africa and the Middle East, according to the U.S. Congress and the CIA, a direct contradiction of President Barack Obama’s claim that the terror organization has been “contained.” ISIL “has created at least six functioning armies” in Libya, Egypt, […]

AFRICOM nominee: ISIL threat grows in Libya as Obama blocks airstrikes

AFRICOM nominee: ISIL threat grows in Libya as Obama blocks airstrikes

by WorldTribune Staff, June 22, 2016 The United States has developed solid intel on Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) targets in Libya but has not taken action as airstrikes require presidential approval, which President Barack Obama has not given, the general nominated to lead U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) said. “There are targets being […]

U.S. diplomats condemn own government’s stance on Syria

U.S. diplomats condemn own government’s stance on Syria

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey An historically significant event has just taken place which has been largely ignored by what the “Wall Street Journal” called the “obsequious” media: 51 active-duty U.S. diplomats issued what is called a “dissent channel memorandum” denouncing the policies of the Obama administration towards the Syrian conflict. The original dissent […]

Out of control: Post-Gadhafi Libya goes from murderous chaos to worse

Out of control: Post-Gadhafi Libya goes from murderous chaos to worse

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In a country awash with automatic weapons, overwhelmed by warring militias, and lacking an effective central government, there’s little wonder why global terrorist groups such as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have found fertile ground for expansion. In the aftermath of the […]

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