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Libya’s UN-backed government calls airport airstrike a ‘war crime’

Tripoli’s only working airport was targeted in an airstrike on Monday, as forces loyal to renegade Libyan general Khalifa Haftar continued their advance on the capital, ignoring international calls for a truce. Mitiga airport, in the eastern quarter of Tripoli, was shuttered after it was attacked by Haftar’s so-called Libyan …

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How far can Haftar get with his Tripoli offensive?

On April 4, Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar announced in a voice recording circulated online that he was launching a military campaign to take over the capital, Tripoli. His media office then released a video purporting to show tens of armoured vehicles bearing the emblems of Haftar’s “Libyan National Army” (LNA) heading …

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Al-Sarraj warns of civil war in Libya and UN calls for de-escalation

Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord of Libya Fayez Al-Sarraj warned his rival, Marshal Khalifa Haftar, of a “strong and firm” confrontation and accused him of “breaking the covenant” by attacking the capital Tripoli, where the headquarters of the Government of National Accord is. He likewise warned of …

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Libya: Back on The Brink of a Civil War?

Libya, once again, is on the boil. Khalifa Haftar, who leads the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) in the eastern part of the country, set off alarm bells this week when he ordered his troops to march on Tripoli where an internationally recognized government is seated. Haftar refuses to accept …

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