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Russia Is Emboldening A Libyan Strongman Who Could Dictate The Future Of The Country

Six years after the revolution that drove former dictator Muammar Gaddafi from power, Libya remains deeply divided. Now, Russia is fueling another military strongman who threatens to make the situation far worse for Western powers and Libyans in what would be a major blow to the democratic hopes that sparked the 2011 Arab Spring uprising. …

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Thinni spurns calls for political dialogue, says “military solution” is only answer to Libya crisis

The prime minister of the Beida-based interim government recognised by the House of Representatives (HoR), Abdullah Al-Thinni, has rejected the repeated view of international leaders as well as the Presidency Council that there can be no military solution to the Libya crisis, only a political one. He has insisted that the divisions …

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Italian ambassador in talks with Hafter and Ageela Saleh; wounded Benghazi troops airlifted for treatment in Italy

An Italian air force C-130 aircraft with 16 seriously-wounded LNA fighters on board landed this evening at Pratica di Mare airbase near Rome. It was seen off this afternoon from Benghazi’s Benina airbase by Italian ambassador Giuseppe Perrone who earlier held talks with HoR president Ageela Saleh and Field Marshal …

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Kobler “encouraged” by apparent HoR moves to support dialogue

Despite it being subject to conditions, UN envoy Martin Kobler has praised the decision announced yesterday by the House of Representatives (HoR) to take part in dialogue with the State Council on amendments to the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA). He described it as “very constructive”.

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BDB rejects including Haftar in any Libyan political compromise

Benghazi Defense Brigades (BDB) denounced the stance of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) in which it conditioned its return to the dialogue table with including the leader of Dignity Operation Khalifa Haftar in the political process.

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