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UAE is funding campaigns to select pro-Haftar candidates for Libya 2018 elections

The United Arab Emirates is putting crazy money on the table and for one goal only: funding campaigns for elections candidates in Libya who are pro-Khalifa Haftar, The New Arab reported, citing Libyan sources.

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Report: Haftar could have the upper hand in Derna fighting, thanks to French aircraft

France has secretly provided the commander of the self-styled army in eastern Libya, Khalifa Haftar, with reconnaissance aircraft (Beechcraft 350) to help his forces in their advance on Derna, eastern Libya, reported Africa Intelligence.

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Human Rights Report On Civilian Casualties – May 2018

From 1 May to 31 May 2018, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented 101 civilian casualties –47 deaths and 54 injuries – during the conduct of hostilities, including car and suicide bombings, across Libya. The death toll is the highest recorded by UNSMIL for any month in …

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UN hails new Paris declaration of principles by Libyan rivals

The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed a new Political Declaration for Libya adopted by leading politicians and military leaders on Tuesday, pledging to “work constructively” with the world body to hold fresh elections this year.

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Head of Libya HCS urges for ceasefire in Derna, says he doesn’t recognize Haftar

The Head of the High Council of State (HCS) Khalid Al-Mishri, said a ceasefire must take effect in Derna, in eastern Libya, pointing out to the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) which says no to any military conflicts across Libya and advocates for reconciliation.

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Rival Libyan factions agree to Dec. 10 elections

Rival Libyan factions agreed on Tuesday on a declaration that would create a political framework to pave the way for UN-backed elections in December to end the country’s seven-year-old conflict.

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