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Libyan militias continue to benefit from external weapons support: UN Libya Experts Panel report

Armed groups within Libya continue to benefit from external support including the provision of materiel, targeted airstrikes at night and sophisticated munitions, the UN Libya Experts Panel report states in its section on the implementation of the arms embargo.

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Clashes continue in Sebha as Tebu denounce PC and call for an independent fact-finding mission

Communal fighting has continued in Sebha with locals saying ten civilians and eight combatants had died as violence continues between the Tebu and Awlad Suleiman tribes following a spike last month.

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Presidential Council hails efforts of its forces in Sabha, vows more support

The Presidential Council (PC) issued a statement praising the success of “army forces” in thwarting attacks in Sabha, reaffirming that more support will be given to them in order to help them defeat the “mercenaries’ attacks.”

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Can Cairo talks succeed in uniting Libya’s divided armed forces?

The Egyptian initiative to unite the Libyan military is almost complete after several meetings were held between Libyan military officials who split up following the outbreak of the revolution in February 2011 and the death of Moammar Gadhafi. The initiative aims at laying out the structure of the Libyan unified army. …

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Timeline: How Libya’s Revolution Came Undone

An unusual protest erupted in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi on February 15, 2011. Enraged by the arrest of a human rights activist, protestors clashed with police and supporters of Libya’s longtime ruler, Moammar Gadhafi, who responded with brute force. Two days later, activists called for a “day of rage.”

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