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A Member of a brigade loyal to the Fajr Libya (Libya Dawn), an alliance of Islamist-backed fighters, stands on a pick up truck mounted with a machine gun during a military parade following battles against the Islamic State (IS) group, in the city of Sabratha, west of the capital Tripoli, on February 28, 2016. On February 19, a US air strike near Sabratha targeted a suspected IS training camp, killing 50 people. / AFP / MAHMUD TURKIA (Photo credit should read MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. General: Obama Lacks ‘Grand Strategy’ in Libya

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A U.S. general who has been nominated to lead the American military’s Africa Command told lawmakers he does not know if the Obama administration has a “grand strategy” in war-ravaged Libya, where U.S.-backed armed groups are fighting Islamic State jihadists.

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Libyan Unity Government Struggles to Impose Itself on Islamic State, Rebels

Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) – the much-touted “unity” government supported by the United Nations – is slowly taking control of government agencies. On Monday, the GNA took over the office of foreign affairs. Additionally, “transport, social affairs, environment, and youth and sports ministries have likewise been transferred to the new government.”