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US demands Haftar stop his offensive on Tripoli

The United States is deeply concerned about fighting near Tripoli. “We have made clear that we oppose the military offensive by Khalifa Haftar’s forces and urge the immediate halt to these military operations against the Libyan capital.” The US Department of State said in a statement on Monday.

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Al-Sarraj warns of civil war in Libya and UN calls for de-escalation

Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord of Libya Fayez Al-Sarraj warned his rival, Marshal Khalifa Haftar, of a “strong and firm” confrontation and accused him of “breaking the covenant” by attacking the capital Tripoli, where the headquarters of the Government of National Accord is. He likewise warned of …

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Libya: Detained refugees ‘terrified’ as clashes near Tripoli rage

As fighting between rival forces rages on the outskirts of the Libyan capital, thousands of refugees and migrants locked up in detention centres inside Tripoli say they are terrified of what might happen to them.

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G7, European countries demand Haftar halt attack on Libya’s Tripoli

The G7 countries and the European Union have rejected the military operation of the self-styled army of eastern Libya led by Khalifa Haftar and aimed to enter Tripoli, warning Haftar of the consequences of this operation.

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IOM: Libya isn’t a safe haven for immigrants

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Libya cannot yet be considered a safe port, saying it is present at the disembarkation points to deliver primary assistance to migrants that have been rescued at sea.

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Salvini: Libyan coastguards can be trusted with all rescue operations

The Italian government has confirmed the ”full legitimacy of Libyan rescue operations” in the Mediterranean Sea in light of the opinion expressed by the European Commission that ”Libya can and must rescue immigrants at sea” and can therefore be considered a safe port.

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Libya: Protesters demand release of Gaddafi-era spy chief Senussi

Relatives and supporters of Libya‘s Gaddafi-era intelligence chief, jailed for his alleged role in a bloody crackdown during the country’s 2011 uprising, protested in Tripoli on Saturday to demand his release.

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