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    The anti-Islamist campaign led by the renegade general Khalifa Haftar appeared to suffer a significant setback on 21 July when the radical group Ansar al-Sharia overrun two neighbouring bases in Benghazi. The Camp 319 and 36th Battalion bases in the city's Bu Atni neighbourhood were defended by the

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  • Indian Navy takes delivery of first anti-submarine corvette

    The Indian Navy has taken delivery of its first Kamorta (Project 28)-class anti-submarine warfare (ASW) corvette, Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh confirmed on 22 July. In a written reply to a parliamentary question, the minister said that first-in-class INS Kamorta was delivered to

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