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Implausible Deniability: Russia’s Private Military Companies

Recent reversals in Libya’s ongoing conflict have cast a dramatic spotlight on the evolving role of Russian and other foreign private military companies. In late May, U.S. Army General Stephen Townsend, commander of the U.S. Africa Command, expressed alarm over the deployment of Russian military jets to support Russia’s Wagner …

Haftar’s forces ‘responsible for majority of civilian deaths’ in Libya since 2019, study finds

Libya has seen a dramatic increase in reported civilian casualties over the past year as warring parties fight for the control of the capital Tripoli, and the forces associated with Khalifa Haftar are responsible for the majority of non-combatant deaths during this period, a new study has found.

UN: Arms, mercenaries are still flocking into Libya

Spokesman for the United Nations Secretary-General, Stephane Dujarric, condemned on Monday the continued flow of arms and mercenaries to Libya and renewed calls for an immediate cessation of hostilities to allow the health authorities to cope with the Coronavirus outbreak.