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Haftar defiant despite divisions within Libyan army

In a rare public speech that lasted over an hour – a record – Commander-in-Chief of the Libyan army Khalifa Haftar on Saturday told an assembly of eastern Libyan representatives that his forces remained strong and that the “liberation of Benghazi from terrorism” was near thanks to popular and tribal …

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Analysis: Ajdabiya, the latest battleground of Libya’s civil war

While the Islamic State Group grabbed headlines last week when it attempted to seize two of Libya’s most important oil terminals, nearby a town is sliding into violence without having raised much attention so far. Ajdabiya is divided along political, tribal and ideological lines and residents fear that the war …

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Eastern deputy PMs in presidency council rows over appointments

Reports that the two deputy prime ministers from eastern Libya in the presidency council headed by Faiez Serraj have resigned and left Tunis in a row over the role of General Khalifa Hafter and government appointments are, it turns out, somewhat wide of the mark.

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UN envoy expresses support for German military training deployment in Libya

The UN’s Libya envoy, Martin Kobler, has spoken in support of German troops training Libyan soldiers. Of his working style, Kobler said he needed to strike a balance between risk-aversion and being like “Rambo.”

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