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    Re: understanding Libya

    On august 10, Isis lost control of Sirte but pockets remained for months. Now, according to this source, Isis is on its last legs in that city.

    Libya conflict: IS 'ejected' from stronghold of Sirte - BBC News

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    Re: understanding Libya

    As of January 14 2017, Isis has lost Libya, Sirte has been taken by the coalition and they have also withdrawn from Benghazi; the latter has former Isis territory replaced with another jihadist group.

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    Although Sultan is still under full control of a jihadist group, that is the only city under full jihadist control. Even Derna is mostly under coalition hands.

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    hopefully the factions don't start fighting each other after the jihadists are gone.

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    Re: understanding Libya

    Nice thread..I had a really nice blog going on Libya ( Civil war 2014 ~ Present) but the server crashed..

    Anyways..I still see no real support for the GNA outside of maybe the Misrata Brigades( the GNA's boots who liberated Sirte)-with the help of US bombing.
    and it looks like Gen Hiftar is consolidating power in all of Bengazi now..

    My question: who aside from Hiftar could unify Libya? -and can he even do it? so far as I know his power base is still just in the east.

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    Re: understanding Libya

    The southern portion of Benghazi is completely under coalition control

    All that's left is that strip in the north west

    Benghazi_Conflict_Detailed_Map.svg.jpg

    There is still speculation over whether the new government is here to stay or whether the country will fall part again

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