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The new Libya has forgotten its colonial past

In 1970, a few months after he took power, the late Muammar Gaddafi expelled all foreign military bases from the country. Between the end of World War II and 1969, when the young Gaddafi toppled King Idris, Libya was home to military bases of the major powers including the United …

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Has Russia adjusted its Libya vision?

On June 16, Fayez al-Sarraj, head of the Government of National Accord, proposed a plan to resolve Libya’s current crisis. In a TV address, he called for holding a conference for Libyan parties in coordination with the United Nations mission in the country. The meeting would bring together all Libyan forces seeking a …

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Pentagon sees Islamic State resurgence in Libya amid Tripoli fighting

The Donald Trump administration is seeing a “small” resurgence in the Islamic State’s numbers in Libya since strongman Khalifa Hifter began a bloody march on the capital Tripoli more than two months ago, the Pentagon’s second-ranking military official said.

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Washington Post: Haftar releases American pilot who was calimed to be Portuguese mercenary for GNA

The Washington Post said a US Air Force veteran Jamie Sponaugle was released from captivity in Libya this week where he has been held since early May by Khalifa Haftar’s forces on accusations of being a mercenary, according to US government officials and a source familiar with the matter.

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