May 8, 2016

ISIS advances in Libya, seizes villages & crucial crossroads along Mediterranean coast

Islamic State has made significant advances in the last few days in Libya, seizing villages and crucial crossroads along the Mediterranean coast. The jihadists launched their assault from the group's stronghold in the city of Sirte.

African Affairs analyst Lawrence Freeman believes the turmoil in Libya is a direct legacy of the NATO intervention.


LNA claims full control of Jufra (paywall) - Libya Herald
Attack on Sirte “imminent” says Presidency Council’s new Operations Room (paywall) Libya Herald

Daesh kills, kidnaps British, Italian soldiers in Libya - Marsad

Dutch foreign minister in Libya to show support for UN-backed gov't - Africa News
Netherlands earmarks €2 million to assist, stabilize Libya - NL Times

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