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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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Tubu tribe fighters seize several vital areas in Libya’s Sabha as rivals pull out

Tubu armed groups in Sabha seized Sunday Sabha castle and the positions of Sixth Brigade Infantry around it. The head of the social commission of Tubu tribe, Hassan Shacki denied withdrawing from the locations they controlled on Saturday in the city – southern Libya – saying they now have their …

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UK government to announce settlement in Belhaj rendition case

A dramatic settlement in the legal case of prominent Libyan dissident Abdel Hakim Belhaj is expected to be announced on Thursday, ending a seven-year dispute that has seriously damaged the reputation of Britain’s foreign intelligence agency, MI6, and raised questions about the integrity of British officials.

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Libya’s radical Madkhalists are the latest threat

It is nine o’clock in the morning when Khaled al Bouri walks with his son Mohammed through the rubble of their home in the Giza district of Sirte. Giza was a populous neighbourhood in Gaddafi’s hometown, and in 2015 was chosen by the local Islamic State group franchise to become the …

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