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Libya unity government makes anti-IS advances as French pen $500m oil deal

Fighters allied with Libya’s UN-backed unity government have captured a coastal town from the Islamic State (IS) group in an advance towards its bastion Sirte, a spokesman said on Tuesday. The Petroleum Facilities Guard overran Bin Jawad, some 150km east from Sirte, as they thrust westwards along the Mediterranean coast from …

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Gaddaf Al-Dam: Gaddafi’s military loyalists are fighting alongside Haftar’s militias

The cousin of the slain Libyan dictator, Muamar Gaddafi, Ahmed Gaddaf Al-Dam has disclosed that thousands of military soldiers who were part of Gaddafi’s brigades have joined Khalifa Haftar’s militias.

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Libya unity gov’t needs parliamentary approval: Tobruk

Libya’s Tobruk-based government has refused to hand over power to a UN-backed national unity government until the latter is given a vote of confidence by the country’s Tobruk-based parliament. “We will not hand over power to the unity government until it obtains the confidence of the House of Representatives and …

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Tobruk Government dismisses Libya’s representative to UN

The dispute in Libya has reached the doorstep of the United Nations, where the president of the Tobruk Government, Abdallah Althani, has announced his decision to end the duties of Libya’s representative to the United Nations, Ibrahim Aldabashi, amid uncertainties surrounding the legality of this decision, as well as the …

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Libyan government, parliament enter into standoff

Many Libya experts expected the arrival of Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli to trigger violence between militias supporting it and those opposing it, but nothing serious has yet occurred. The government, brokered by the United Nations and headed by Fayez al-Sarraj, has installed itself with minimum trouble. …

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UN blacklists ship carrying east Libyan oil

The United Nations Security Council Libya sanctions committee blacklisted on Wednesday an Indian-flagged tanker carrying crude oil shipped by the Bayda government preventing it from entering any ports.

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Military vehicles loaded in Tobruk Port for Haftar forces

A Saudi-owned ship landed in Tobruk port during the last few days; confirmed information revealed it is brought from United Arab Emirate (UAE). The ship was loaded with 600 military vehicles, and more than 50 armored personal carriers, the cargo supposed to arrive in a military camp called Emdad, affiliated …

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Political chaos in Libya as unity government enters Tripoli

It has been an eventful week in Libyan politics; within days the country has gone from having two rival governments to three, with the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) moving into Tripoli. Soon thereafter, it was back to two as the Tripoli-based National Salvation Government (NSG) declared that it …

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