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Haftar’s grip is loosening, but what next for Libya?

The French press reported last week that seventy-five-year-old Haftar had been admitted to a Paris hospital with a serious medical condition. Speculation over the Libyan General’s current condition continues to run rife in the Libyan media, fuelled by his prolonged absence from the public eye. 

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ANALYSIS: Could Haftar’s illness spark a new power struggle in Libya?

Speculation about the ailing heath of Libyan general Khalifa Haftar has raised questions about his leadership of the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) and of the political process in the country.

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Libya: Permanent Limbo or Refreshed Hope?

The situation in Libya seems irrevocably stalled. The internationally recognized government headed by Fayez al-Sarraj in Tripoli and the Abdullah al Thinni government in al Beida—supported by the legitimately elected parliament of 2014, now residing in Tobruk—are as distant as ever.

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Libya’s Foreign Militias

On March 13, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) issued a statement of concern at ongoing violence in Sabha, a city in Libya’s impoverished south where a flare-up in tensions since late January has to date killed at least six civilians.

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Sebha 6th Infantry Brigade declares ceasefire and allegiance to Hafter LNA

The Sebha-based 6th Infantry Brigade declared a unilateral ceasefire and re-assured its allegiance to the Khalifa Hafter-led Libyan National Army (LNA). In its statement issued yesterday, the 6th Infantry Brigade also stressed that it will “defend itself” against any attacks from those it described as “outlaws and criminal gangs”.

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