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Libya : Lawless, Alarming, Unpredictable, Dangerous

The situation in Libya is continuing to develop alarmingly. The current situation in the country is characterised by a complete lack of any signs of a state system. Libya is being devoured by civil war, disintegration, and the seizure of its territory by a huge variety of forces, most notably …

Hafter accuses Derna operations commander Faraj Barasi of deception and betrayal

General Khalifa Hafter has told House of Representatives (HoR) President Ageela Salah Gwaider, that the reason he sacked Colonel Faraj Barasi last week as head of the Derna Operations Room was because he was incompetent, was acting independently of General Command, had maed unauthorised statements to the media, and was …

IS spreads in Libya

In a series of dramatic political and security-related developments last week, the Islamic State (Daesh) affiliate in Libya announced that it had strengthened its hold on the city of Sirte after having gained control of the city airport. Just prior to this, the 166th Brigade, which had been in charge …

ANALYSIS: Libya peace talks resume but can UN secure a deal?

The latest round of UN-sponsored Libya peace talks kicked off Wednesday, with the UN special envoy hoping to secure a last-ditch deal before the start of Ramadan.