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‘We Helped You and Now You’ve Abandoned Us’

American policy in Libya today is again confronted by shades of gray and a counterterrorism narrative that tends to flatten and obscure complexities. That narrative continues to be pushed by the aspiring strongman General Haftar, in his dealings with the Trump administration. It suffered a blow when General Haftar was …

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ANALYSIS: Could Haftar’s illness spark a new power struggle in Libya?

Speculation about the ailing heath of Libyan general Khalifa Haftar has raised questions about his leadership of the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) and of the political process in the country.

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Libya’s capital hosts first international anti-terrorism conference

Counter-Terrorism Force (CTF) of the Presidential Council organized the first international anti-terrorism conference in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, on Sunday under the slogan “Fighting Terrorism: Reality and Challenges.”

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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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