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U.S. Says French Strike Likely Killed al-Qaida Ally Belmokhtar

Algerian militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar, one of al-Qaida's key allies in North Africa, is thought to have been killed in a French air strike, a U.S. official said Monday.

The official, speaking to AFP on condition of anonymity, confirmed a report in the Wall Street Journal that U.S. intelligence had helped France target the jihadist. 

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Tunisia Finds 4 Arms Caches near Libya Border

Tunisian authorities have discovered four arms caches in the south of the country near the border with war-ravaged Libya and seized large quantities of weapons, security sources said Monday.

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Over 100 Dead in New Migrant Tragedy Off Libya, 2nd Wreck Feared

At least 110 people are feared to have drowned off Libya when a migrant boat capsized, and more may have died in another stricken vessel, the U.N.'s refugee agency said Thursday, citing survivor testimonies.

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Armed Men Attack Migrant Boat Off Libya, 4 Dead, Up to 25 Missing

Armed men have attacked an overcrowded dinghy carrying migrants off Libya, leaving at least four dead and up to 25 missing, the German NGO Sea-Watch said Friday.

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Libyan Forces Kill 10 IS Fighters Fleeing Sirte

Libyan pro-government forces killed at least 10 Islamic State group jihadists as they attempted to flee their besieged stronghold of Sirte, the country's unity government said Sunday.

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Libya Oil Chief Fears 'Financial Collapse' unless Exports Rise

Conflict-hit Libya could run out of money next year without a swift resumption of oil exports, the head of the country's National Oil Corporation (NOC) warned on Thursday.

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'13 Dead' in Clashes with IS in Libya's Sirte

Ten jihadists and three pro-government fighters died in clashes Thursday around the last positions of the Islamic State group in the Libyan coastal city of Sirte, medical and military sources said.

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Two Car Bombs Hit Libya's Tripoli, No Casualties

Two car bombs went off in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Thursday morning, damaging nearby vehicles but causing no casualties, said a security official. 

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Libya Unity Forces Prepare 'Decisive' Assault in IS bastion

Libya pro-government forces backed by U.S. air strikes said Sunday they would soon launch a final assault to retake the coastal city of Sirte from the Islamic State jihadist group.

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Will U.S. Strikes on IS Deepen Libya Divisions?

The United States has opened a new front in its campaign against the Islamic State group, launching air strikes to support Libyan forces battling to oust the jihadists from Sirte.

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