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Military official proposes formation of “war government” in Libya

The commander of the military intelligence authority at Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous Operation of the Government of National Accord, Mohammed Ganeedi, said there are efforts to form a “war government” in central and western Libya, adding that it should be comprised of the fighters on the frontlines, especially those who fought for …

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Congress moves to sanction Russians for mercenary surge in Libya

Congress is preparing bipartisan sanctions on Russian mercenaries and other suspected human rights violators in Libya, Al-Monitor has learned, as the Donald Trump administration looks to use the recent entry of Moscow-linked paramilitaries into the conflict to reinvigorate a long-dormant American strategy in the war-torn country.

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Number of Russian mercenaries fighting for Haftar in Libya rises to 1400, report says

The number of mercenaries from Russian Wagner Group headed by Yevgeny Prigozhin, also known as “Putin’s chef” for his Kremlin catering contracts, who arrived at a forward base in Libya in the first week of September to bolster Khalifa Haftar’s forces, has risen to 1400, Bloomberg reported on Friday.

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