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Air strikes against Ansar charia and Fajr ongoing in Libya

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By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)
12/5/2014 (4 years ago)
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)

Militias that has seized airfields now face imminent defeat

Intensive airstrikes against the positions of Ansar Charia and Fajr Libya have remained ongoing in the Libyan capital Tripoli, Zouara and other Amazigh cities in the nation's west. Both the Ansar Charia and Fajr Libya militias had taken possession of the capital and other cities this past summer. Both now face defeat.

Intensive airstrikes against the positions of Ansar Charia and Fajr Libya have remained ongoing in the Libyan capital Tripoli, Zouara and other Amazigh cities in the nation's west.

Intensive airstrikes against the positions of Ansar Charia and Fajr Libya have remained ongoing in the Libyan capital Tripoli, Zouara and other Amazigh cities in the nation's west.

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By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)
12/5/2014 (4 years ago)

Published in Africa

Keywords: Ansar Charia, Libya, Fajr Libya


ALGIERS, ALGERIA (Catholic Online) - The militias' dispersal to other places lets room for retaliation at a later date. Forces loyal to General Khalifa Haftar and the Government of al-Thani are conducting offensive operations west of Tripoli and in Benghazi in the east. Forces began a few weeks ago and remain ongoing, without noticeable result. Armed Islamists seem to have kept their forces intact in spite of intensive strikes.

Libya, an oil-rich country was plunged into chaos following the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi after eight months of conflict in 2011. In the meantime, two rival governments and parliaments have vied for power. What muddies the situation is the comeback of local fighters who have joined the Islamic State and the Levant, or ISIS with their impeccable combat experience.

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Libya, an oil-rich country was plunged into chaos following the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi after e

Libya, an oil-rich country was plunged into chaos following the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi after eight months of conflict in 2011. In the meantime, two rival governments and parliaments have vied for power.


Their presence alongside the Islamist militia of Ansar charia and Fajr Libya is of great benefit. These so-called terrorist groups that have never given up. "The situation in Libya cannot be improved at least for the next two or three years. The armed militias are willing to continue to fight for their interests and whatever the price. They are ready to sacrifice themselves for the institution of the Sharia and they are continuing to do so. Their forces remain intact as regard for the strategy they adopted when being defeated in the field. The main victim is then the Libyan population who is suffering chaos and instability," a local journalist said.

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