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September 2017 - Libya Special Weapons News

  • Islamic State Regrouping in Libyan Desert, Experts Warn VOA 29 Sep 2017 -- As the Islamic State group faces military defeats in Syria and Iraq, the group has an eye on war-torn Libya, hoping to re-emerge there and organize in the country's desert, officials and experts warn.
  • Libya's Haftar requests helicopters from Europe to curb migration Press TV 29 Sep 2017 -- Powerful Libyan military commander General Khalifa Haftar has requested helicopters and drones from Europe to curb rampant migration on Libya's southern border.
  • Rival Governments, Armed Militias Threaten Stability in Libya VOA 28 Sep 2017 -- The U.N. Human Rights Office warns rival governments and armed militias in Libya are in violation of international humanitarian and human rights laws and their abusive actions threaten the stability of the country. The U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva is reviewing a report on the situation.
  • Libya groups start talks in Tunisia to launch new UN plan Press TV 26 Sep 2017 -- The opposing sides of a conflict in Libya have begun a series of negotiations in neighboring Tunisia to officially launch a new plan by the United Nations to end the six-year-old turmoil in the country.
  • U.S. Precision Airstrikes Kill 17 ISIS Militants in Libya AFPS 25 Sep 2017 -- U.S. forces, in coordination with Libya's government of national accord and aligned forces, conducted six precision airstrikes in Libya against an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria desert camp Sept. 22, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Rob Manning said here today.
  • UN unveils new peace plan for Libya Press TV 21 Sep 2017 -- The United Nations (UN) has launched a new initiative to break a political stalemate and help bring about peace and stability in Libya.
  • Long range strike operations in Libya AFNS 20 Sep 2017 -- Brig. Gen. John Nichols, 509th Bomb Wing commander, along with aircrew directly involved with the Libya Raid, discussed their actions during the raid, long range strike operations and the B-2 Spirit during a panel at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference, Sept. 19, 2017.
  • UN offers up new strategy to advance peace, stability in Libya UN News 20 Sep 2017 -- Secretary-General António Guterres today launched a United Nations strategy to help bring about peace and stability in Libya and end a protracted crisis that has caused immense suffering and contributed to instability beyond the country's borders.
  • Security Council approves one-year extension of UN political mission in Libya UN News 14 Sep 2017 -- The Security Council today extended for one year the mandate of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), focused on supporting the North African country's political process and key national institutions, as well as coordination of international assistance.

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