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Two-way mistrust hinders Libyan rivals’ meeting in Paris

On July 25, 2017, at a serene historical site just outside Paris, French President Emmanuel Macron hosted a rare meeting between Libyan rivals, namely Gen. Khalifa Hifter, the commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) who has the military upper hand in eastern Libya, and Fayez al-Sarraj, the head of …

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LNA claims it is now in control of 75 percent of Derna

The Karama Operations Room Commander, Brigadeer Abdul Salam Al-Haassi, said that the Libyan National Army-led (LNA) coalition now control 75 percent of the city of Derna, after recent advances. Speaking yesterday, Al-Hassi said that ‘‘only some pockets remained and were being cleared by the armed forces’’.

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Dozens of civilians killed as violence continues in Derna, Libya

The northeastern Libyan city of Derna is witnessing violent outbreaks between the city’s Protection Force and the Karama Forces led by Khalifa Haftar in the latter’s attempt to move forward and control several neighbourhoods in the last remaining opposition stronghold in eastern Libya.

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Deteriorating humanitarian situation in Derna: Report

Since July 2017, the eastern Libyan city of Derna has been subject to tight military encirclement. The closure of access points has made it difficult to supply markets, banks and health facilities, which has led to a deteriorating humanitarian situation for those remaining in the city, a report released last …

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