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Libya’s Coming Forever War: Why Backing One Militia Against Another is Not the Solution

On April 15, President Donald Trump telephoned Libyan militia commander Khalifa Haftar and praised his Libyan National Army’s offensive against the internationally recognized government in Tripoli. Citing a “shared vision” for Libya, the U.S. president acknowledged Haftar’s value in fighting terrorism, maintaining oil production, and shepherding the country’s democratic transition.

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Why global and regional powers aren’t standing up against Hifter’s Libya offensive

The war for Tripoli recently entered its second month, and the main global and regional powers have yet to adopt a coherent or unified approach to the conflict. In fact, their recent actions indicate they are willing to tacitly condone Khalifa Hifter’s offensive by not rallying together to oppose it.

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Libya’s Sarraj calls on EU to confront countries that support Haftar militarily

The head of the Libyan Presidential Council (PC), Fayez Al-Sarraj, has called on the European Union (EU) to confront countries that provide military support to opposition leader General Khalifa Haftar.

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Libya aid agencies seek UN resolution to protect people caught up in fighting

Aid agencies in Libya called on Tuesday for a UN resolution to support people caught in fighting around Tripoli, where the United Nations says 66,000 people have been forced out of their homes and at least 454 killed since early April, reports Reuters.

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The rise of Libya’s renegade general: How Haftar built his war machine

From its powerbase in eastern Libya, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) has gradually extended the territory under its control and the firepower at its disposal, to the point where it now challenges the authority of the country’s United Nations-recognised government in Tripoli.

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