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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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The IS in Libya: Key Dates

Key dates since the Islamic State group (IS) moved into Libya in 2014 amid the chaos that followed the ouster of Moammar Gadhafi in 2011.

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France Mends Fences with Libya Govt. over Troop Presence

France on Tuesday reaffirmed its "full support" for Libya's unity government, seeking to mend fences after the interim leader demanded an explanation for the presence of French troops in the east of the conflict-ridden country.

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Libya Unity Govt. Demands Explanation over French Troops

The head of Libya's unity government has asked for an official explanation from Paris about the presence of French troops in the conflict-ridden country, a statement said on Tuesday.

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41 Migrant Bodies Wash Up on Libya Beach

Volunteers have recovered the bodies of 41 presumed migrants that washed up on a Libyan beach, an official from the coastal city of Sabratha said on Sunday.

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Bodies of 14 Executed in Libya's Benghazi Found

A hospital in Libya's second city Benghazi said Friday it had received the bodies of 14 people killed execution-style, in what the U.N. envoy said was a "war crime."

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Libya PM Says Only United Military Can Defeat IS

The head of Libya's unity government said Sunday that only a united military bringing together all the country's armed factions would be able to defeat the Islamic State group.

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Libya Pro-Govt. Forces Preparing 'Decisive' Sirte Assault

Libya's unity government forces said Tuesday they were preparing for a final assault on the Islamic State group's stronghold of Sirte, after repelling multiple counter-attacks from the surrounded jihadists.

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Libya Car Bombing Kills 10 Anti-IS Fighters

A suicide car bombing on Thursday killed 10 members of forces allied to Libya's unity government who are fighting the Islamic State jihadist group, hospital sources said.

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