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Libya’s Foreign Militias

On March 13, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) issued a statement of concern at ongoing violence in Sabha, a city in Libya’s impoverished south where a flare-up in tensions since late January has to date killed at least six civilians.

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Sebha 6th Infantry Brigade declares ceasefire and allegiance to Hafter LNA

The Sebha-based 6th Infantry Brigade declared a unilateral ceasefire and re-assured its allegiance to the Khalifa Hafter-led Libyan National Army (LNA). In its statement issued yesterday, the 6th Infantry Brigade also stressed that it will “defend itself” against any attacks from those it described as “outlaws and criminal gangs”.

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Non-Aligned Movement stresses Libya’s sovereignty

The Foreign Ministers of the Non-Aligned Movement member states emphasized in a summit held in Baku, Azerbaijan, the sovereignty and independence of Libya, calling on all states to refrain from interfering in the internal affairs of Libya, including providing military support to armed groups.

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Libyans sceptical over former anti-Gaddafi fighters’ Manchester links

Libyans with close ties to founding members of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) have denied that the group had links to the family of a British-Libyan man responsible for last year’s Manchester bombing.

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REVEALED: UK admits contact with Libyan group linked to Manchester bomber

The UK government has admitted it is “likely” it was in communications with former members of an al-Qaeda-linked Libyan militant group linked to the Manchester bomber Salman Abedi and his family during the country’s 2011 uprising against Muammar Gaddafi.

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