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Usama Juwaili and Zintani forces takes Aziziya

Forces under the control of Major-General Usama Juwaili, commander of the Presidency Council’s western military zone, have taken control of Aziziya, the main town in the Wirshefana district of Jafara west of Tripoli. It happened overnight following a six-day military operation in the area by Juwaili, supported by Imad Trabulsi, head …

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Can Libya Put the Cart Before the Horse?

In the wake of the Security Council’s renewal of the United Nations (UN) mission in Libya (UNSMIL) in September, a sequel to UN-led mediation efforts directed by a new Special Representative of the Secretary General is underway in Libya. It once again hopes to reach an agreement among the main …

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Haftar’s son hires US lobbying firm to strengthen his family image in Washington for possible Libya rule

The former political adviser to Khalifa Haftar, Mohamed Buisier, said Khalid Haftar (the son of Khalifa Hafter) paid $120.000 for a six-month contract with US-based Grassroots Political Consulting LLC to advocate for his family at the US Congress.

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Serraj sacks Misrata commander over Egyptian threats

Faiez Serraj, the head of the Presidency Council, has dismissed Brigadier Mohamed Gnaidi from the Military Intelligence Directorate and the Libyan army. He was suspended last week after threatening to attack targets in Egypt, the UAE and Saudi Arabia. Made on Sadek Al-Ghariani’s Tanasuh TV after last Monday’s air raids on Derna, …

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