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Libyan MPs arrive at Sirte to debate unity government

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Scores of Libyan parliament members from both sides of the divided country arrived in the frontline city of Sirte on Sunday for a session...

Libyan GNA fighters head for front as battle for Sirte looms

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Libya’s internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) on Saturday moved fighters closer to Sirte, a gateway to Libya’s main oil terminals that the...

Rival Libyan forces clash near Sirte

East Libya-based forces carried out air strikes on a coastal road west of Sirte, a day after nine men were killed in a strike...

Tripoli-aligned forces quit Sirte to avoid bloodshed

Forces aligned with Libya’s internationally recognised Government of National Accord said they withdrew from the strategic coastal city Sirte to avoid bloodshed, after their...

Haftar forces claim Sirte

Libyan forces loyal to eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar said they took control of the strategic coastal city Sirte in a rapid advance preceded by...

Air strike on Sirte

Eastern Libyan forces mounted an air strike on Sirte held by the internationally recognised government, an official and residents said, widening a conflict around...

U.S. carries out air strikes against Islamic State in Libya

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The U.S. military said on Tuesday that it had conducted two air strikes against Islamic States militants in Libya in the past...

Militant threat hangs over Islamic State’s former Libyan stronghold

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Nearly a year after Islamic State was driven from its Libyan stronghold Sirte, residents surveying their wrecked homes feel neglected and vulnerable,...

Egyptian bodies found in Libya

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The bodies of 21 Egyptian Christians killed by Islamic State in its former Libyan stronghold of Sirte have been recovered, the attorney...

Apology demanded for Johnson’s “dead bodies” remark

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The foreign affairs committee of Libya's eastern-based parliament demands an apology from British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson over a remark about clearing...

US air strikes in Libya kill 17

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Six US air strikes on an Islamic State desert camp in Libya killed 17 militants and destroyed three vehicles, the US military...

Airstrikes launched on IS fighters in east Libya

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East Libyan forces said they launched air strikes on Islamic State fighters after the militants made incursions south and east of their...

Islamic State looks to regroup after losing Sirte

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Islamic State lost senior figures in an unsuccessful seven-month battle to defend its coastal stronghold in Libya, but there are signs it...

No respite for Libya after IS driven from Sirte

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As Islamic State's last defences crumbled this week in their Libyan bastion Sirte, dozens of women and children used as human...

Libyan forces clear last IS holdout in Sirte

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Libyan forces backed by US air strikes finished clearing the last Islamic State holdout in Sirte on Tuesday after a near seven-month...

Libyan forces close to securing last IS hold-out in Sirte

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Libyan forces on Monday said they were close to securing a final patch of land where Islamic State have been holding out...

Libyan forces face deadly IS defence in Sirte

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Libyan forces faced fierce resistance at the weekend from Islamic State militants defending a final strip of land in their former stronghold...

Libyan forces edge toward IS holdouts in Sirte

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Libyan forces resumed their advance against Islamic State militants holding out in a few streets in their former stronghold of Sirte, saying...

Libyan forces press forward against Islamic State in Sirte, urge civilians...

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Libyan forces said they pushed forward on Tuesday into the last sliver of territory held by Islamic State in its former North...

Islamic State close to defeat in Sirte

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After six months of heavy fighting, Libyan forces have advanced so deep into the strategic city of Sirte they can pick out...

Booby traps, bunkers as IS makes a stand in Libya

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Sheltering in tunnels, improvised bunkers and rooms fortified by sand-filled fridges, Islamic State is holding out in the Libyan city of Sirte,...

Libyan forces report 14 civilians freed from Islamic State in Sirte

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Libyan forces in the final stages of a six-month campaign to recapture Sirte from Islamic State said they freed 14 civilians on...

Libyan forces wary of civilians in Sirte

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US-backed Libyan forces said they were trying to avoid harming trapped women and children as they thrust on Monday into the last...

Bunkers and booby traps as IS makes a stand in Libya

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Sheltering in tunnels, improvised bunkers and rooms fortified by sand-filled fridges, Islamic State is holding out in the Libyan city of Sirte,...

Libya forces free five foreigners from IS in Sirte

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Libyan pro-government forces freed five foreign nationals held by Islamic State in Sirte after heavy fighting in their battle to capture the...

US air strikes pound Sirte to oust IS militants

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US aircraft hit Islamic State targets with more 30 strikes over the last three days on the Libyan city of Sirte as...

Libyan forces push into last IS area in Sirte

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Libyan pro-government forces are advancing into the last area controlled by Islamic State in the coastal city of Sirte, surrounding the militants...

Heavy toll on Misrata after Sirte battle

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Next to the rusting shell cases outside Misrata's museum of Libya's 2011 uprising is a new addition: a scaffold used by Islamic...

Libyan forces reduce Islamic State’s grip in Sirte to final few...

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Islamic State controls a residential strip less than a kilometre long in their former stronghold in Libya's Sirte, where pro-government forces backed...

Libya forces foil ambush, lose eight men in Sirte battle

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Libyan forces repelled an attempted ambush but lost at least eight men as their battle with Islamic State militants encircled in their...

Libyan forces say foil Islamic State car bombings in Sirte

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Libyan forces said they foiled three attempted car bombings in renewed heavy fighting against Islamic State holdouts in the group's former stronghold...

UN launches appeal for Libya’s Sirte as forces renew push against...

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The United Nations launched an emergency $10.7 million appeal on Monday to help tens of thousands of people heading back to the...

Libyan forces renew push against IS in Sirte

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Libyan forces allied with the UN-backed government on Sunday battled Islamic State militants in their last hideouts in the city of Sirte,...

Libya close to eliminating Islamic State in Sirte – US

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US-backed Libyan forces are close to vanquishing Islamic State from its last holdouts in the city of Sirte, US Defence Secretary Ash...

Libyan forces report further progress against Islamic State holdouts in Sirte

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Libyan forces said they had advanced against some of Islamic State's last holdouts in Sirte on Saturday as fighting resumed after several...

Libyan forces prepare for last push against Islamic State in Sirte

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Behind the front lines in the Libyan city of Sirte, ageing tanks crunch through the debris of battle to new positions and...

Libyan forces say Islamic State beaten back in Sirte

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Libyan forces said they captured a residential neighbourhood in central Sirte from Islamic State on Monday, leaving just one district of the...

High toll for Libyan troops battling Islamic State in Sirte

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At least 34 Libyan fighters were killed and more than 180 wounded on Sunday as they closed in on the last Islamic...

Libya’s jihadist challenge to last beyond Sirte defeat

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The grand ambitions scrawled on a wall near the Libyan city of Sirte's Mediterranean sea front look fanciful now: "Islamic State's naval...

IS in Sirte loses mosque and prison to Libyan forces

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Libyan forces renewed their push to oust Islamic State from its former North African stronghold of Sirte on Sunday, saying they had...

IS suicide bombings hit Libyan forces in Sirte

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Suicide bombings against Libyan forces battling to oust Islamic State from their former North African stronghold Sirte killed at least 12 fighters...

Libyan forces moving to retake Sirte from Islamic State

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Libyan forces said on Tuesday they had taken one of the last districts in central Sirte held by Islamic State militants, battling...

Libyans fighting IS in Sirte reports coastal advances

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Libyan forces fighting to oust Islamic State from their former North African stronghold of Sirte said they had made advances on Sunday...

Libyan forces in fresh clashes with Islamic State in Sirte

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Libyan forces engaged in renewed clashes with Islamic State militants in Sirte on Thursday, a day after capturing a convention complex that...

Libyan forces work to secure gains against Islamic State in Sirte

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Libyan forces on Thursday were securing and de-mining areas newly captured from Islamic State in Sirte, combing the area around a convention...

Libyan forces capture Sirte convention centre from Islamic State

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Libyan forces battling to oust Islamic State from Sirte on Wednesday captured a large convention hall complex in the city centre, seizing...

US air strikes show limits on Libya intervention

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While US jets and drones are pounding Islamic State in the Libyan city of Sirte, Western powers are unlikely to rapidly expand...

Libyan forces way of IS redoubt despite US support

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A day after the United States began a formal campaign of air strikes against Islamic State's stronghold in Libya, anti-IS fighters welcomed...

US air strikes easing advance against IS in Sirtre

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US air strikes are easing the passage of Libyan forces as they seek to clear Islamic State from the militant group's former...

US warplanes launch bombing attacks on IS in Libya

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US planes bombed Islamic State targets in Libya on Monday, responding to the UN-backed government's request to help push the militants from...