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UAE airbase in Al-Marj to support Haftar

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) established a military base nearby the city of Al-Marj on the eastern side of Libya. The IHS Jane’s 360 websites revealed that the UAE had set up the air base “from where it is operating AT-802 light attack aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)”.

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 …