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Heavy fighting continues at Sidra; UNSMIL condemns Operation Sunrise attack

Fighting has continued today at Sidra between forces from Libya Dawn’s Operation Sunrise, who are trying to seize the oil terminal, and the Central Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) backed by Libyan National Army’s air power. According to Misratan sources, five Misratans were killed today in the clashes. The spokesperson for …

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Libyan FM speaks out

In an interview with Al-Hayat in New York, following his participation in a UN Security Council meeting devoted to discussing the situation in Libya, Dairi said, “Political, legal, economic and social reconstruction in Libya cannot succeed without fighting terrorism,” because IS has “arrived at the heart of the capital, Tripoli, after …

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Hafter appointment as commander “untrue”: Chairman of HoR Defence Committee

The report published by the Libya Herald yesterday that Major-General Khalifa Hafter has been appointed Commander of the Libyan Armed Forces and promoted to Colonel-General by the president of the House of Representatives (HoR), Ageela Salah Gwaider, has been denied by the chairman of the HoR’s Defence and National Security …

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Islamic State covets Libya as global terror base, envoy warns

One of Libya’s senior diplomats is in Washington this week on a lonely mission to drag the US back into the Libyan fray. Aref Ali Nayed, the Bayda-based government’s ambassador to the UAE, says the Islamic State (IS), or ISIS, risks taking over Libya and turning it into a global …

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Libyan troops try to block PM visit, may signal rift with government

Troops loyal to a Libyan general tried to block internationally recognised Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni from visiting the eastern city of Benghazi at the weekend as he looked to show support for his soldiers battling Islamist groups. Army members under the control of General Khalifa Haftar tried to deny Thinni’s …

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U.N. says peace talks to start in Libya within next few days

Peace talks between Libya’s warring factions and the two governments they back will start within days, a U.N. special envoy said on Monday, after efforts to bring together senior representatives from both sides in Geneva failed last month.

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HoR shelves Political Isolation Law

The House of Representatives today shelved the controversial Political Isolation Law (PIL) which prevents prominent Qaddafi-era figures from holding any state posts until 2023. It has reportedly frozen it until the new constitution is passed and a new parliament in place. According to Benghazi HoR member Aisa Al-Araibi 101 members had …

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