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US strikes IS camp in Libya, killing 17: official

WASHINGTON: US forces carried out six "precision air strikes" against an Islamic State camp in Libya, killing 17 people, the US Africa Command said on Sunday. The command said the air strikes were conducted on Friday, in coordination with Libya's Government of National Accord, hitting a desert camp 150 miles (240 kilometers) southeast of the city of Sirte. "The camp was used by ISIS to move fighters in and out of the country; stockpile weapons and equipment; and to plot and conduct attacks," it said in a statement…

The ‘Green Book’ of Gaddafi: from manifesto to mockery

TRIPOLI: Five years since Muammar Gaddafi was killed in a NATO-backed uprising, the strongman's quixotic Green Book -- once Libya's sacred and ever-present scripture -- is now ridiculed in the conflict-hit nation. Published in 1976, it became Libya's unofficial "constitution", announcing a "third way" between capitalism and socialism that shaped political, economic and social life in the North African state for close to four decades. "The Green Book followed us wherever we went, at school, on television and in the…