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Haftar takes Sirte, threatens Misrata, but wants Tripoli

Last Monday marked a turning point in the ongoing battle for Tripoli. The Libyan National Army (LNA) entered the coastal city of Sirte, the home town of former ruler Muammar Gaddafi. Commanded by Libya’s strongman, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, the LNA took the city, 500 kilometres east of the capital, …

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Libya’s GNA rejects Haftar’s deadline to withdraw from Tripoli

Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) rejected the timeframe set out by retired Major General Khalifa Haftar for their withdrawal from the country’s western cities of Tripoli and Sirte, the spokesperson of the GNA’s Volcano of Anger counteroffensive operation announced yesterday.

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Libya’s Misurata declares full mobilization to repel Haftar’s offensive on Tripoli

Libya’s city of Misurata, northwest of capital Tripoli, has declared its support to battle the “decisive war” against Khalifa Haftar’s forces, vowing to deploy all of its armed brigades to defeat the attacking forces of Haftar, whom it said is backed by Russia, Egypt, UAE, and France.

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