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Libya Talks Participants in Algiers Agree to Jointly Fight Terrorist Groups

Following two days of Libya talks held in Algeria, the participants affirmed commitment to reject all forms of foreign interference and to combine efforts in a struggle against terrorist groups including the Islamic State (ISIL), the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said Wednesday.

GNC team heads back to Morocco for second round of Skhirat talks

The negotiating team of the continuing General National Congress (GNC) has flew out of Tripoli today for the second round of the UN-brokered dialogue talks in the Moroccan seaside resort of Skhirat. However, the talks are extremely unlikely to take place for at least another week.

Russia indicates it might take anti-IS action in Libya

Could Russia participate in a naval blockade to prevent arms shipments to anti-government fighters in Libya? Russia’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, told Russia’s official news agency Tass, “I would not rule this out.” About a week later, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said that Egypt “would welcome contributions …

Scenarios For Libya Going Forward

As Libya’s internationally recognized government in Tobruk and its rival self-declared islamist government in Tripoli resumed a new round of UN sponsored dialogue in Morocco that began on March 5, rival armed groups targeted each other with air strikes. Amid the ongoing turmoil, the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) continues …