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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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Under siege in central Sirte IS strikes back with suicide attacks

Forces loyal to Libya’s Unity government said they have consolidated a siege around Islamic State fighters in Sirte, in preparation for the “final battle” to take the jihadi stronghold. Pushed back into a 15 to 20 square km area in central Sirte, the Islamic State Group is meanwhile scaling up …

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Deputy HoR presidents hold Salah responsible for HoR failure to meet

The two Deputy House of Representatives (HoR) presidents, Emhemed Shouaib and Ehmeed Homa have warned HoR president Ageela Salah that they hold him responsible if HoR members are prevented from holding a session in Tobruk next Monday. They also held him responsible for the previous failures.

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PC needs to fix shortages and HoR needs to vote Kobler tells UNSC

The Presidency Council must immediately sort out the dearth of cash, food and power in the west of the country while the House of Representatives in the east must get on with a vote on the Government of National Accord, UNSMIL chief Martin Kobler told the UN Security Council in …

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