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Navy spokesman: Operation Sophia is propaganda; Italy wants to have more time to continue stealing Libya’s resources and smuggling its fuel

The spokesman of the Libyan Navy, Brigadier Ayoub Qasim, has lashed out at EU’s Operation Sophia, saying it’s propaganda for political gains. In an interview with the Libya Observer on Sunday 21, Qasim has also accused the EU countries of taking part in stealing Libya’s marine resources.

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EU and Libyan Coastguard Sign Memorandum to Train Libyan Coastguards and Navy

On Tuesday, the European Union signed a memorandum to train Libyan Coastguards. Abdallah Toumia, Commander of the Libyan Coastguard and Port Security, met with with Enrico Credendino, the EU’s Operation Sophia Commander, to sign the memorandum in Rome at the headquarters for Operation Sophia.

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Migrants recall their harrowing inhumane treatment while in Libya

The IOM reportss that over the past five years it has facilitated the voluntary return of thousands of migrants from Libya back to their countries of origin. Following the outbreak of the Libyan conflict in February 2011, it has repatriated over 200,000 migrants fleeing the violence to countries around the …

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IOM: Libya is main country for immigration to Europe from North Africa

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has said that Libya is a major country for immigration to Europe from North Africa. According to the organisation, some 77,000 people reached Europe through Libya during the first seven months of 2016, including more than 7,000 unaccompanied children.

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Libya begins air operation to cut off fleeing Islamic State militants

Air force units of Libya’s unity government launched an operation on Saturday to cut off potential escape routes for militants holed up in the coastal city of Sirte, loyalist forces said. The forces of the Government of National Accord (GNA), on their Facebook page, said the surveillance operation covered central …

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CIA backed Haftar no longer a valuable “asset”

“Hifter is threatening many of the Western-backed initiatives in Libya and the establishment of a recognized political power,” said Barak Barfi, a scholar at New America, a Washington think tank. “Hifter doesn’t have the strength on the battlefield to deliver on his promises to defeat Islamists, but he can act …

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Secret meeting gives Haftar time to end war in Benghazi

The Arabic Huffington Post Website published a report, translated by LIBYAPROSPECT, stating their attainment, through reliable sources, of informational, revealing a secret meeting between Egyptian and Libyan officials in the presence of delegates from the UAE on July 26th and 27th. Mainly to discuss the Presidential Council’s (PC) ability along …

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