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What’s next for Gen. Hifter after moving into southern Libya?

I recently made the five-hour drive from Tripoli to the little town of Harawah, home to the Awlad Suleiman tribe, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) east of Sirte in eastern Libya. Just before reaching Harawah, I passed through the last checkpoint manned by the Libyan National Army (LNA), headed by Gen. Khalifa Hifter. The single …

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Russia, Egypt Mull Intensifying Efforts to Resolve Syria, Libya Crises – Moscow

Russia and Egypt intend to step up efforts to resolve the crises in Syria and Libya as soon as possible, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday after talks between Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.

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Sanallah says reopening Libya’s Sharara oilfield complicated by Haftar’s military moves in the south

Libya’s biggest oilfield – Sharara – will remain shut until an armed group occupying the site leaves, the head of National Oil Corp (NOC) said on Tuesday, more than a month after the field closed because of a protest, Reuters reported on Tuesday. 

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Does Libya have its own Al-Sisi in the making?

The town of Harawah lies around 80 kilometres east of Sirte and nearly 550 kilometres east of Tripoli. I drove there earlier this month to see the most westerly territory in Libya controlled by the Libyan National Army (LNA), led by former General, now Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar.

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