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Libya’s Khalifa Haftar’s oil dealings draw US, UN scrutiny: WSJ

The United States and other world powers are trying to determine if Libyan renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar tried to raise funds through oil dealings with Emirati brokers and Venezuela, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing US, European and Libyan officials

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Lavrov: Russian companies can return to Libya after military, political situation return to normal

The Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met in Moscow on Wednesday with the Libyan Foreign Minister Mohammed Sayala and the member of the Presidential Council Ahmed Mitig to discuss recent developments in the country, including the return of Russian companies “once the situation stabilized,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in …

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Implausible Deniability: Russia’s Private Military Companies

Recent reversals in Libya’s ongoing conflict have cast a dramatic spotlight on the evolving role of Russian and other foreign private military companies. In late May, U.S. Army General Stephen Townsend, commander of the U.S. Africa Command, expressed alarm over the deployment of Russian military jets to support Russia’s Wagner …

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