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FP: Russia’s Wagner Group Doesn’t Actually Exist … And that makes it all the more challenging to get to grips with.

The group, such as it is, first appeared in Ukraine in 2014, where it assisted the Russian military in the annexation of Crimea. “Ukraine was basically the beginning, the departure point for the Wagner Group,” said Sergey Sukhankin, a senior research fellow with the Jamestown Foundation. Since then, a spiderweb …

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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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