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Libyan PM says will appoint two Defense deputies from 5+5 JMC

The Libyan Prime Minister Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah said Monday that he was working on selecting two deputies for the Defense Ministry from the members of the 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC): Khalifa Haftar’s forces and Libyan Army under the Government of National Unity.

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Haftar threatens to “liberate Tripoli again” if Libyan elections fail

Khalifa Haftar has told one of his loyalist journalists, Mahmoud Al-Musrati, in an interview the latter posted on his Facebook page Friday, that if elections won’t be held in December, his forces will be ready to “liberate Tripoli from criminals and militias once again.”

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Foreign troops are not leaving Libya despite Berlin II pledges

The International Berlin Conference on Libya — Berlin II — concluded last week with a rather short communiqué. It predecessor, the January 2020 Berlin I conference, ended with 66 recommendations, most of which were embedded in UN Security Council Resolution 2510. This time there is neither a resolution nor concrete …

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Unification of Libya’s army before elections discussed in top meeting

Presidency Council member, Abdalla Al-Lafi, in his capacity as the Supreme Commander of the Libyan Army, participated yesterday in the Forum of the Defence and National Security Committee in the House of Representatives (HoR) with military leaders of the army.

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Turkey stalls on withdrawal of foreign forces from Libya

Turkey might have managed to stave off pressure to withdraw its military presence in Libya by agreeing to pull out the Syrian militia, but Ankara’s policies are widening the divide between rival Libyan actors and expanding the anti-Turkey front in the international arena.

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