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Red Crescent refutes claims of finding 116 Egyptian bodies buried in Libya

The Libyan Red Crescent refuted claims say that it had found 116 Egyptian bodies buried in a desert area, east Libya. Several News outlets mistakenly reported that the bodies are of illegal immigrants, adding that they found their IDs and other personal belongings also buried with them.

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Libya’s Hifter launches operation to retake opposition stronghold

Khalifa Hifter, commander of the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA), announced May 8 the start of a military operation to take Derna in northeastern Benghazi. This military operation has long been expected, as coastal Derna is the last remaining major town in eastern Libya that has not fallen to Hifter’s forces, which are backed …

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Libya: Battle for City Endangers Civilians

Forces under Gen. Khalifa Hiftar have started a land and air operation to wrest the eastern city of Derna from an alliance of militant armed groups, Human Rights Watch said today. All parties to the conflict are obligated to respect the laws of war and spare civilians and civilian infrastructure.

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US rejects France’s push for elections in Libya

A high-ranking western source disclosed to Ean Libya that a meeting was held in London last week and was attended by US, French. Italian and British delegates in addition to the UN delegate to Libya, Ghassan Salame, and UAE as well as Egyptian delegates, to discuss Libyan issues.

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A National Conference for Libya’s Future

In the ongoing effort by international and domestic actors to solve the political deadlock in Libya, the spotlight is on UN Special Envoy Ghassan Salame. Since the second anniversary of the signing of the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) in the Moroccan city of Skhirat in December 2015, Salame’s well-thought and …

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