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Egypt Strikes ‘Terrorist Camps’ in Libya in Response to Attack on Coptic Christians

Egyptian fighter jets have struck militant camps following the deadly attack on Egypt’s Coptic Christians, President Abdel Fattah Sisi has announced. The strikes were carried out in eastern Libya, state television said. https://youtu.be/VV4jfKiaSsk Egypt’s president also vowed to continue striking bases used to train militants and who carry out terrorist attacks in his country, regardless …

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Daesh and the West’s Solid Stench of Death

Whenever Daesh adds to its tragic litany of "lone wolf" and/or "network" attacks – in Manchester, Paris, London, Nice, Berlin – the West rages against those "evil losers" (copyright Donald Trump). Whenever the West's formidable military machine adds to its tragic litany of "collateral damage" – in Libya, Yemen, Somalia, the tribal areas in Pakistan – silence reigns. …

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Libya – Massacre at Brak al-Shatti may Trigger Larger Civil War

Egypt, the UN and Arab governments try to mediated between the two governments in Libya. A massacre at an air base interrupted the process and threatens to intensify the civil war. Nobody has their eye on Libya with all "western" media preoccupied with DC machinations, Russiaphobia and the first overseas trip of President Trump. What …

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It is Not Just Assad Who is “Responsible” for the Rise of ISIS

Talk to Bashar al-Assad’s enemies, and they’ll tell you he’s to blame for every man, woman and child who has been killed in Syria. That’s 400,000. Or 450,000. Or 500,000. The figures, so carelessly put together by the media, the UN and the various opposition groups who naturally want the statistics to be as high …

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Refugees and migrants sleep on the deck of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue vessel Golfo Azzurro after being rescued off Libyan coast north of Sabratha, Libya on February 18, 2017 at Sea.

Abandoned at Sea: Europe Keeps Its Rescue Ships Far From the Coast of Libya — Where Thousands of Refugees Have Drowned

The rescuers prepare for the calm days, more than the stormy ones. On land in small towns near the Libyan coast, refugees from Africa and the Middle East are crowded into safe houses, waiting for good weather. When the sea quiets, the refugees pack onto rubber dinghies or large wooden fishing vessels and set off in …

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Trump’s War on Terror Has Quickly Become as Barbaric and Savage as He Promised

From the start of his presidency, Donald Trump’s “war on terror” has entailed the seemingly indiscriminate slaughter of innocent people in the name of killing terrorists. In other words, Trump has escalated the 16-year-old core premise of America’s foreign policy — that it has the right to bomb any country in the world where people …

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Mafia, Guns And Clans: The Big Libyan Oil Heist

Libya’s oil production problems extend far beyond whether the forces of Tripoli or Benghazi secure ultimate control over the country: Clan-based militias are running their own smuggling operations, and their mafia reach is said to extend as far as the Coast Guard—and even into Europe. This smuggled oil is making its way into Europe, and …

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Algeria: Most Valuable Actor to Play Key Role in MENA Crises Management

The Algerian military stationed on the Libyan and Mali borders has been put on high alert to counter infiltration through Libya and Mali. The forces have been reinforced and air patrols intensified. The action was taken in response to increasingly deteriorating situation in Libya. Thousands of foreign militants, including up to 3,500 Islamic State (IS) fight­ers fleeing …

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