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Is General Hifter becoming Putin’s man in Libya?

When Gen. Khalifa Hifter arrived in Moscow on an unannounced visit in late June, experts interpreted it as yet another attempt to secure an arms-transfer deal with the Kremlin. However, the Russian ambassador to Libya was quick to dismiss the speculation. “Unless the Security Council lifts or at least eases the embargo, …

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Unity government “sacks” four ministers for absence

Libya’s unity government said it sacked four of its ministers for failing to do their duties, just three months after the joint body moved to Tripoli and assumed power. The Government of National Accord said it had dismissed the four ministers for being absent: a sackable offence for being away from …

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Serraj wants united army, admits “aid” from foreign special forces

Prime minister-designate Faiez Serraj has insisted that IS will only be defeated in Libya if there is a unified army, made up of military forces from all over the country. He has also confirmed the presence of foreign special forces in the fight against the terrorists.

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Libya’s opposition government declares martial law in the east

AP reports that the Tobruk-based opposition government in Libya declared martial law in areas within its control. The Tobruk-based opposition government is in conflict with the UN-backed, Tripoli-based national unity government. The eastern government is facing increasing international pressure to fold and recognize the national unity government as the official …

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PC condemns Ajdabiya attack, HoR declares military zone from Tobruk to Ben Jawed

Responding to yesterday’s attack on the industrial zone in Ajdabiya by militants from the “Benghazi Defence Brigades”, the Presidency Council in Tripoli has condemned it while the House of Representatives (HoR) in Tobruk has declared a state of emergency, putting the entire area from Tobruk to Ben Jawad under military …

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