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US Defence Secretary Mark Esper has signed a 10-year military cooperation agreement on a visit to Tunisia amid a continuing extremist threat in neighbouring Libya

The US Defence Department alleges Turkey sent around 5,000 Syrian mercenaries to fight alongside the UN-backed government in Libya.

US says photos show Russian arms supplies to Libya

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US says photos show Russian arms supplies to Libya

The Pentagon released satellite photographs that it said shows Russian-backed Wagner-supplied military equipment 'on the front lines' of the Libyan conflict.

Russian mercenaries planted land mines in Libya

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Russian mercenaries planted land mines in Libya

The US military has accused Russia of sending mercenaries to fight in Libya.

US military command meets Libyan government amid Egypt threats

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US military command meets Libyan government amid Egypt threats

The US Africa Command is meeting with Libya's Government of National Accord, following what it perceived was a declaration of war made by Egypt, ...

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Russian fighter jets in Libya could increase civilian casualties

Russia's continued involvement in Libya - an accusation Russia officially denies - could prove fatal to civilians.

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Tunisia denies establishing any foreign bases

Tunisia has had to deny claims that foreign bases were established in the country.

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US may deploy forces in Tunisia over 'Russia concerns'

After raising concerns over alleged Russian jets arriving to Libya, the US is now considering sending soldiers to Tunisia amid North Africa ...

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UN concerned by claims Russia sent jets to Libya

The UN Secretary General's spokesman Stephane Dujarric said that, if proven, the claims against Russia would "constitute a flagrant violation of ...

Somali governor killed in Al-Shabaab suicide blast: official

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Somali governor killed in Al-Shabaab suicide blast: official

Abdisalan Hassan Hersi, governor of Nugaal region, succumbed to his injuries after being rushed to a hospital in the capital of Puntland.

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Four dead in Al-Shabaab car bomb near Somali capital

A bomb struck near the town of Afgoye about 30 kilometres (20 miles) west of the capital, killing four people and wounding several others ...

At least four dead in Mogadishu car bomb

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At least four dead in Mogadishu car bomb

Four have been killed near an attack in Somalia's capital city Mogadishu.

Americans killed in Al-Shabaab attack on Kenya military base

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Americans killed in Al-Shabaab attack on Kenya military base

Three US citizens died in the attack including a service member and two civilian defence contractors, the American military confirmed.

US strikes Al-Shabaab militants after deadly Somalia attack

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US strikes Al-Shabaab militants after deadly Somalia attack

Four Al-Shabaab militants were killed in US airstrikes targeting the group in Somalia on Sunday, just a day after a deadly attack in Mogadishu ...

US military 'loses drone' over Libyan capital

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US military 'loses drone' over Libyan capital

The US military has announced that it has lost a drone over the Libyan capital Tripoli amid continued fighting between the ...

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US kills seven IS fighters in southern Libya airstrike

The US military confirmed it killed seven alleged IS fighters in Libya, the fourth such operation in two weeks, killing a total of 43 militants.

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Libyan sides vie for support from capricious White House

Comment: US backing is deemed to be a game-changer in Libya, with Haftar and the GNA both hoping to win over a largely disinterested president, ...

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US confirms killing Islamic State deputy leader in Somalia

US Africa Command said that Abdulhakim Dhuqub was killed Sunday in the strike vicinity of Xiriiro in the Bari region.

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US claims 20 al-Shabaab militants killed in Somalia strike

The US has ramped-up attacks on the al-Qaeda linked Somali militant group.

US airstrikes kill 13 al-Shabab militants in Somalia

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US airstrikes kill 13 al-Shabab militants in Somalia

US Africa Command has said that 13 al-Shabab militants were killed in airstrikes outside Somalia's capital on Friday.

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US conducts series of strikes in Somalia targeting jihadists

US forces have conducted a series of air strikes in Somalia in recent days, including one announced Wednesday that officials said killed six ...

Former IS leader killed in US airstrike in Libya

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Former IS leader killed in US airstrike in Libya

The US military said it carried out an airstrike in Libya, killing an Islamic State member described by a source as a former local leader of the ...

US strike killed Shabaab militants in Horn of Africa

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US strike killed Shabaab militants in Horn of Africa

US forces have carried out their second Horn of Africa airstrike in three days, killing another 27 Shabaab jihadists, the American military said ...

Libya 'wants to expand economic, development cooperation' with US

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Libya 'wants to expand economic, development cooperation' with US

Libya's Government of National Accord (GNA) said it wanted to expand economic and development cooperation with Washington.

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