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Strategic Lessons from the Ejection of ISIS from Sirte

Though accompanied by curiously little fanfare, the Obama administration’s most significant victory against the Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) came not in Iraq or Syria, but in Libya. After eight months of fighting, the coastal city of Sirte was ‘liberated’ in December 2016, by a coalition of forces allied to …

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Germany and Italy want to take control of Libya-Niger border to stem flow of migrants

The interior ministers of Germany and Italy have written to Brussels urging the creation of an “EU Mission” at the border between Libya and Niger “as soon as possible,” after over 40,000 people traveled through the North African country into Europe this year.

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Serraj “to meet Hafter” in Cairo on Thursday; meets supporting HoR members in Tripoi today

Presidency Council (PC) head Faiez Serraj will meet with Marshal Field Khalifa Hafter in Cairo tomorrow for the second stage of their discussions, usually reliable sources in Tripoli have told the Libya Herald. They said that he had already left for the Egyptian capital and that Hafter had likewise flown …

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Kobler and Ageela Saleh hold latest round of talks

Fast on the heals of this week’s ice-breaking Faiez Serraj-Khalifa Hafter meeting in Abu Dhabi, UN envoy Martin Kobler had a “constructive meeting” with House of Representatives (HoR) head Ageela Saleh today in the latter’s home town of Guba, 200 kilometres west of Tobruk.

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British Foreign Secretary meets Al-Sirraj in Tripoli

The British Foreign Minister, Boris Johnson, has arrived today in Tripoli with an accompanying delegation and they were received by the Libyan Foreign Minister of the UN-proposed government, Mohammed Sayala and other officials.

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Libya’s political division is root cause of its economic crisis: Audit Bureau 2016 report

The underlying cause of Libya’s economic problems in 2016 were caused by the political division of the country. This division had led to the existence of multiple contending governments and central banks – and contending monetary policies.

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