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Can the UAE’s coup attempts in Libya and Yemen succeed?

In less than 48 hours, Yemen’s separatist Southern Transitional Council (STC) and Libya’s renegade warlord Khalifa Haftar rebelled against their respective governments, in defiance of previous peace initiatives. These moves could not have occurred were it not for the UAE’s hidden hand, as Abu Dhabi has empowered both factions in …

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Escalation in Libya’s ground fighting drives up civilian casualties in 2020 Q1: UNSMIL

UNSMIL reports that between 1 January and 31 March 2020, it documented at least 131 civilian casualties (64 deaths and 67 injuries) in Libya. This figure represents an overall increase in civilian casualties of 45 per cent compared to the preceding period in the fourth quarter of 2019, it adds. …

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Pentagon officials say Russia’s presence in Libya more dangerous than ISIS

US defense and US Africa Command (AFRICOM) officials have told the US-based Washington Examiner that Russia inserted a paramilitary group in Libya to support Khalifa Haftar and position itself on the southern flank of NATO, adding that their presence is a graver danger than ISIS in the southern region of …

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