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UN report finds likely use of armed drone in Libya by Haftar or ‘third party’

United Nations sanctions monitors are investigating likely use of an armed drone by eastern Libyan National Army (LNA) forces or a supporting “third party” in an attack last month on troops affiliated with Libya’s internationally-recognized government, according to a confidential report to the UN Security Council, Reuters reports.

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France’s Macron calls for ceasefire in Libya after meeting Sarraj

French President Emmanuel Macron has called for a ceasefire in the month-long battle for Libya’s capital Tripoli after meeting with Fayez al-Sarraj, the prime minister of the country’s internationally recognised government.

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UN-backed Libya gov’t asks Italy to pressure EU not to support Haftar

Head of Libya’s internationally recognised government Fayez Al-Sarraj yesterday asked Italy to help change the positions of EU countries regarding attacks being carried out against Tripoli by renegade General Khalifa Haftar, the Anadolu Agency reported.

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UK Foreign Secretary Not Ruling Out Haftar’s Future Role in Libyan Government

Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, the commander of Libyan National Army (LNA), may yet play a role in the future Libyan government, despite his recent offensive on Tripoli, which is controlled by the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Tuesday.

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Macron to meet Libya’s Sarraj as tensions flare over Tripoli assault

French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to meet Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj on Wednesday, who has accused Paris of supporting his rival and tacitly backing his assault on Tripoli, a presidential source said.

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