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Russia Is Emboldening A Libyan Strongman Who Could Dictate The Future Of The Country

Six years after the revolution that drove former dictator Muammar Gaddafi from power, Libya remains deeply divided. Now, Russia is fueling another military strongman who threatens to make the situation far worse for Western powers and Libyans in what would be a major blow to the democratic hopes that sparked the 2011 Arab Spring uprising. …

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Benghazi Defence Brigades quit Jufra as PC defence minister orders action against LNA

The Benghazi Defence Brigade has announced that it has pulled out of Jufra airbase near Hun and handed it over to the general chief of staff of the Libyan army (the army supporting the Presidency Council). It says it has gone to another location, but has not disclosed where this it.

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French Prime Minister urges NOC to succumb to Presidential Council’s decisions in oil sector

French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve Friday in Tunis underlined France’s stance on the control of the Libyan oil saying that the National Oil Corporation (NOC) must align with UN-backed Presidency Council (PC).

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Thinni spurns calls for political dialogue, says “military solution” is only answer to Libya crisis

The prime minister of the Beida-based interim government recognised by the House of Representatives (HoR), Abdullah Al-Thinni, has rejected the repeated view of international leaders as well as the Presidency Council that there can be no military solution to the Libya crisis, only a political one. He has insisted that the divisions …

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