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Haftar, Al-Serraj to meet French President in Paris for new shape of Libya, report says

The commander of eastern forces, Khalifa Haftar, and the Prime Minister of the UN-backed Government of National Accord, Fayez Al-Serraj, will meet with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on July 25, al-Hayat newspaper reported, according to Reuters.

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Haftar’s forces spokesman denies UN summary executions accusation

The so-called “Libyan National Army,” the main military force in eastern Libya under the rule of Operation Dignity commander, Khalifa Haftar, on Thursday denied accusations that its troops were involved in torture and killing of prisoners after the United Nations urged the “LNA” to investigate, Reuters reported.

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Europe’s Libya Problem

Nearly 11,000 migrants arrived on Italian shores in just the last five days of June, following nearly 80,000 in the first half of 2017. Over 2,000 have perished at sea since the start of this year. The vast majority came from sub-Saharan Africa and embarked from the Libyan coast. The European Union (EU) …

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Filling the Vacuum in Libya

Since the fall of Colonel Muammar Qaddafi in 2011, Libya has suffered from years of ineffective and dysfunctional rule. A series of weak governments passed through Tripoli in the aftermath of the revolution as powerful militias vied for control on the ground. The country further splintered in 2014, when a …

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