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Interior minister announces security plan to protect public places

Interior Minister of the Presidential Council, Abdel Salam Ashour, announced the implementation of a security plan to impose security in public places with the cooperation of all security agencies of the ministry.

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Libya’s Hifter launches operation to retake opposition stronghold

Khalifa Hifter, commander of the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA), announced May 8 the start of a military operation to take Derna in northeastern Benghazi. This military operation has long been expected, as coastal Derna is the last remaining major town in eastern Libya that has not fallen to Hifter’s forces, which are backed …

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Libya’s electoral commission to be protected by Presidential Guard

The head of the High National Elections Commission (HNEC) Emad Sayeh revealed that the Presidential Guard was officially commissioned by the Presidential Council to secure the HNEC headquarters in Tripoli.

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Tebu seem to gain upper hand on Awlad Sulieman in latest Sebha fighting

In a swift attack early Saturday morning, Tebu militias took over Sebha’s historic castle from the 6th Infantry brigade, pushing out rival fighters formed mainly from the Awlad Sulieman tribe. The castle had been acting as the 6th Infantry brigade’s headquarters who are currently aligned with the Khalifa Hafter-led Libyan …

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Libya: Battle for City Endangers Civilians

Forces under Gen. Khalifa Hiftar have started a land and air operation to wrest the eastern city of Derna from an alliance of militant armed groups, Human Rights Watch said today. All parties to the conflict are obligated to respect the laws of war and spare civilians and civilian infrastructure.

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Tribal fighting for Sabha citadel leaves over 30 casualties in Libya’s south

Rival tribes in Libya’s southern city, Sabha, fought for the control of an ancient hilltop citadel that overlooks Sebha, a region known for its smuggling routes, since late Friday and the fighting got intense on Saturday with Tubu tribesmen announcing taking control of Awald Sulaiman tribesn’s locations.

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