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Islamic State looks to regroup in Libya after losing Sirte


TUNIS Islamic State has lost senior figures in an unsuccessful seven-month battle to defend its coastal stronghold in Libya, but there are already signs it will try to fight back through sleeper cells and desert brigades.


No respite for Libya after Islamic State driven from coastal city 08 Dec 2016

TUNIS As Islamic State's last defences crumbled this week in their Libyan bastion Sirte, dozens of women and children used as human shields stumbled dazed and dust-caked from the rubble.

Eastern Libyan forces foil rival faction's advance on oil ports -officials 07 Dec 2016

BENGHAZI, Libya Eastern Libyan forces said they thwarted an attempted advance on some of Libya's major oil ports on Wednesday, hitting a rival faction with air strikes and capturing some of its commanders.


Libyan forces clear last Islamic State holdout in Sirte 06 Dec 2016

SIRTE, Libya Libyan forces backed by U.S. air strikes finished clearing the last Islamic State holdout in Sirte on Tuesday after a near seven-month battle for the militant group's former North African stronghold. | Video


Libyan forces close to securing last Islamic State holdouts in Sirte - officials 05 Dec 2016

MISRATA, Libya Libyan forces said on Monday they were close to securing a final patch of land where Islamic State militants have been holding out in their former North African stronghold of Sirte.


Women, children leave Islamic State holdout in Sirte - Libyan forces 04 Dec 2016

MISRATA, Libya Libyan forces said at least 10 women and children left the last cluster of buildings controlled by Islamic State in the group's former stronghold of Sirte on Sunday, adding that they had edged closer to taking full control of the city.


Women bombers emerge from Islamic State redoubt to attack Libyan forces 02 Dec 2016

SIRTE, Libya Several women blew themselves up on Friday in suicide attacks that killed four Libyan soldiers who had granted them safe passage to leave buildings under the control of Islamic State militants, a spokesman for government forces said.

Armed groups clash in Tripoli in worst fighting for over a year 02 Dec 2016

TRIPOLI Rival armed factions battled for a second day on Friday in the worst outbreak of fighting in the Libyan capital Tripoli for more than a year.


Armed groups mobilise, exchange fire in tense Tripoli 01 Dec 2016

TRIPOLI Gunfire could be heard over Tripoli on Thursday as armed groups mobilised heavy weapons and took up positions in several parts of the Libyan capital.


Paris opens new-style reception centre to help solve migrants crisis 01 Dec 2016

PARIS Osman, a 19-year-old asylum-seeker from Sudan, had been on the migrant route for almost a year, travelling through Libya, Italy, and France before making it to a brand new centre that opened last month in the north of Paris.