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Libyan army engages in violent fight with Islamist militants in Derna

Forces affiliated with Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar engaged in violent clashes with Islamic fighters around the city of Derna in eastern Libya on Tuesday. Moreover, two soldiers were killed in a car bomb and another soldier was kidnapped at a checkpoint in the region.

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Russia obstructs proposal to impose sanctions on six Libyans accused of human trafficking

Russia has blocked a proposal to impose sanctions on six Libyan figures accused of human trafficking and managing smuggling networks for migrants, giving as reason the need for more information on the viability and  meaningfulness of this step.

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UN report: Healthcare under attack in Libya

Violence in Libya continues to have a devastating impact on health care in the country, with hospitals and other medical facilities bombed, shelled and looted; medical personnel targeted, attacked and even taken hostage or arbitrarily detained; and patients at times denied prompt life-saving care or attacked while getting treatment, according …

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UN delegate to Libya briefs Security Council on latest developments in the country

The UN envoy for Libya is warning that the oil-rich country’s “perverse economic model” based on corruption and trafficking in people and goods “must be shattered” to end its political crisis and progress toward stability and democratic elections this year.

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Special Deterrence Force arrests sleeper cell plotting for military acts in Tripoli

The Tripoli-based Special Deterrence Force (SDF) said it had arrested a sleeper cell that was plotting to carry out military actions in the Libyan capital in coordination sleeper cells from the Popular Front for Liberation of Libya, which is made up of Gaddafi’s regime loyalists.

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